TIME FOR SHOPPING
Making Aliyah is a great excuse to go shopping. There is a definite mentality that you have to buy everything in England because you aren’t sure whether they will have it in Israel. We followed that mentality to the letter and off we went to Costco. Costco is a place where you end up buying a ton of stuff that you don’t really need but generally buy it because it is cheaper than buying it in Tesco. However, due to the fact that we had a space limit in our container, we forced ourselves to be good. No giant tubs of peanut butter (ok only one tub but that was a present for someone in Israel), no toys for the kids (successfully dodged that section so Ella wouldn’t get any ideas), just sensible stuff. Tinfoil, ziplock bags, fairy liquid, shower gel, toothpaste, nappies and a few other essential items were purchased and taken home ready for the shippers. Thank goodness the apartment we are renting has a machsan (storage room) as we are ready to open our own mini supermarket in Israel with all this stuff. Definitely one of the fun parts of our Aliyah preparations.