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    Your weekly shop

    After a 12-year break from doing, well anything really, I'm just getting back to grips with the finer points of a weekly shop, and I must say I'm enjoying it more and more with each outing.

    Contrary to popular belief, England, in terms of stocking the fridge, isn't expensive.

    Here's a list of the items I bought yesterday. These will keep me in evening meals for a week.

    The following may rouse some suspicion concerning my sexuality, but that doesn't matter.

    SHOP: Waitrose

    TIME: Mid-afternoon

    RIFF-RAFF PRESENCE: Minimal

    1. tomatoes
    2. cucumber
    3. avocado
    4. salad onion
    5. olives
    6. lettuce
    7. red and green peppers
    8. Loaf of Warburtons stoneground wholemeal bread
    9. 5 tins sardines a la limone
    10. 2 packs smoked kippers
    11. Pack of lamb liver
    11. Microwave meal - fisherman's pie
    12. Microwave meal - wild mushroom risotto
    13. Microwave meal - Mac and cheese
    14. 4 pack Kronenberg

    Total ________________


    Greenery for the nearest guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123
    19 quid
    Noted. Winner announced after the first 10 or so gos.

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    24 four pounds and 67 pence.

    BTW, if anyone is interested, Korea is, in my guesstimate, between 3 and 4 times more expensive than Thailand at weekly shop time. Even a small bottle of water, rather than 7 or 8 baht, costs 24 baht...

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    Would get a fair bit of change from 20 for that lot at Aldi but at Waitrose I'd imagine 28 at regular price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    24 four pounds and 67 pence.
    i'm gonna plump for 24 four pounds and 66 pence, just to fuck Betty over

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    24 four pounds and 67 pence.
    Noted.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    Even a small bottle of water, rather than 7 or 8 baht, costs 24 baht...
    Not too terrible though is it. How I miss that - five baht gulp of LK followed by a swig of namthip. Sigh...Isaan days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy
    I'd imagine 28 at regular price
    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    24 four pounds and 66 pence
    Both noted. Someone is very close, let me tell you.

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    23 pounds 87 pence.



    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    salad onion
    What the hell is a salad onion BTW? Is this a new breed of onion that can only be used in salads and could not be accepted in say a soup or sarnie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon
    23 pounds 87 pence.
    Noted, Bogie.



    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon
    What the hell is a salad onion BTW?
    A new discovery to myself outside of the kebab shop. Simply put, they are big spring onions.

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    "3. avocado
    4. salad onion
    5. olives "

    Fookin gay as.....

    27 pound an tuppence....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    27 pound an tuppence....
    Noted, although referring to avocado as gay could have serious repercussions.

    Avocado are the king of fruits, or veg, or whatever the fucking hell they are.

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    27.25 assuming that it is a bit third worldly where your local Waitrose is situated and not all posh like the new forest or somethink .

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcy
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    Right you are Malcolm.



    Quote Originally Posted by malcy
    the new forest
    My holiday destination for the next few years, I fear.

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    I spent the night there last February in Lyndhurst ( has the worst Thai restaurant on the planet ) anyway did a few pubs with the wife and it cost me 370 ...fook me .

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    And I have allowed you 2 avocado on my quote just to clarify .

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcy
    I have allowed you 2 avocado
    That's what I got, fella.

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    23.91 n keep the change luv

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44
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    Dave's guess makes 8.



    Quote Originally Posted by david44
    keep the change luv
    Cash doesn't exist in England anymore, Dave. Always the card.

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    Fookin self service checkouts wtf ?? Unexpected item in the bagging area ! Where ? where ?is it next to the bread I just scanned ? No call for assistance , please help it's all gone wrong again . Scowls from the customers waiting at the till (it's not my fault ) there you go love she says condescendingly , I'm getting on a bit and she's about 18 cheeky bitch . Beep beep beep assistance required , oh what fukcing now ? Age verification needed it's the beer , why isn't the peroni 3 for 5 ? It's gone up love , oh I see how disappointing .why is it so hard to double bag 6 bottles of beer ? Why aren't the bags better in the first place ? Aargh !

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    peroni tight us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna
    22 quid.
    Quote Originally Posted by can123
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    It's a close fought battle this, this guessing the cost of the weekly shop game.



    Quote Originally Posted by malcy
    why isn't the peroni 3 for 5 ?
    Damn shame that. Never seen Peroni in a can either. Nicest lager in the shop.

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    ...double bubble
    Last edited by somtamslap; 12-05-2014 at 01:55 AM.

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