Posts Tagged: shopping

Lifting the spirit

So I went grocery shopping in the throes of the Cough from Hell, with “cough medicine” on my shopping list along with all the groceries. Today is the day that St Nicholas arrives in town, accompanied by his ever more controversial servants– I won’t link to any controversy because either you’ve heard about it and

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Baking parchment marketing fail

Earlier, I wrote this, bewailing marketing people’s claims that they know what I like, and how they really really don’t. It’s getting worse. It’s now impossible, at least in a normal supermarket, to buy baking parchment on the roll. It’s all separate sheets. Okay, a roll of separate sheets, though there are also packages of

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Unfortunate lunch

Dear marketing people who claim to know what I want: you don’t. Really. Trust me. Anyway, I bought some supermarket falafel balls to eat as a snack which we happened not to eat as a snack, so we thought we’d have them for lunch today. We didn’t have any pitta bread so I went to

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Butter mystery

I buy butter. I don’t buy margarine. Not to spread on bread, because I hate the stuff (especially the low-fat varieties; they give a fatty mouth-feel without any taste, brr), and not for the kitchen because there are so many nicer cooking fats: oil! ghee! lard! dripping! goose fat! oh, and butter! My default butter

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Dear dream engine,

You gave me a fright! Having my bike-bags stolen when I was in the liquor shop, hitting me first with the sinking feeling of “oh no not again” and then with the realisation that I had no money for groceries and didn’t have my bank card to either pay for groceries or get more money,

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Gah. Manufacturers.

It’s not often that I want to blog about a product. Especially not a brand-name product– I don’t use many of those, because the only quality that tends to set them apart from house brands is the price. But I used to buy Ajax gel bathroom cleaner. I’m only barely good enough at cleaning, so

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Yes, really!

When I went shopping this afternoon I realised that I’d had too little lunch and too little breakfast. This made it hard to do grocery shopping– I know not to buy lots of food when I happen to be shopping while hungry so I was carefully refraining from that, but I did want to buy

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