Behind the Altar in a Church

This list was very kindly contributed by Peter BC.

Now this is beyond the banalities of the regular supermarket trolley.  This list was found in a church!

Peter says he was moving the altar in a small church in Lincolnshire last Sunday when he found this shopping list.

What can we say:

Written on the back of an envelope which originally came from Mole Country Stores in Devon:

Mole Valley Farmers Ltd
Moorland House
Station Road
South Molton
Devon
EX36 3BH

The list was written in red pen – maybe a teacher?

The handwriting is neat and formal, probably that of an older person. The slight shakiness might reinforce this point of view.  Maybe a retired teacher.

Listed are:

Marmite, Scotch Eggs, Coleslaw and Cooked Meat.

This are all tea time or picnic ingredients.

Thank you so much to Peter!

 

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Rosa’s Birthday

This just in from Yvonne, our own very special Australian correspondent (her blog can be found here).
“I was standing in the queue and spotted this list clutched in the fist of the shopper ahead of me. I made her an offer she couldn’t refuse (you don’t want to know), and I became the proud owner of the list.
It was at the Coles Supermarket, Myrtleford. Cheers!”

There are many points of interest here, it does indeed to appear to be Rosa’s Birthday and Rosa’s will be getting a scarf and card at least – maybe some eggs too? I am not sure if the carpet cleaner is for her.

The ‘Spray and Wipe’ is not a brand we have in the UK, a quick Google shows this: Colgate Ajax Spray n Wipe 

Now, about the wire wool… The list so far is pretty typical with the usual mix of food stuff and cleaning bits, but wire wool? This is a strange addition, maybe a little too strange as the author hastily crossed it off the list shortly after adding it.

The note paper is is great with tea and cakes shown, the handwriting is female. 

Many thanks Yvonne, what did you have to promise to get your hands on this list? Whatever it was, it is much appreciated.

Eggs Rosa, Money, cucumber, potatoes, red onions, cos lettuce, cream x 2, bacon, deodorant, spinach, vanilla, mushrooms, coffee beans, washing power, toilet cleaner, spray n wipe, toilet things, steel wool, dishwasher cleaner, b’day card Rosa, scarf for Rosa, preen carpet cleaner.

Found by Yvonne, Coles Supermarket, Myrtleford, Australia

22nd December 2016

Secret letters in a secret drawer

In Wellington Park Café, http://wellingtonfarmshop.co.uk/cafe/ there is a table with a secret drawer.

In the secret drawer there are secret letters.  Now, these are not shopping lists but I could not resist making a post to share the secret. The letters contain many messages, most written on the back of receipts, from all sorts of people, but many of them reference the secret drawer.  Below are just a small selection of the messages.

If you are ever in this particular café then I think you should find the secret drawer and leave a secret letter for others to find.  I did!

4th December 2016

 

 

Mum, I Snapped Your Hairbrush

Here’s a good one.  The front of the list is great, strange use of ‘z’ for plurals and a few unknowns but it is the back of the list that stands out – scroll down!


How nice.  I hope Mum was happy with the replacement and the kind note.

Salad, fruit, veg, pots, onions, cereal, rice krispies, cheese, ham, t bags, cake, crisps, choc bars, bread, ???, mayo, ???, tuna tinned?, tinned beanz?, tinned toms, eggs, passatta, cheese sauce, bubble bath, golden syrup, juice, butter, t rolls, k rolls, pasta, kidney beanz, stock pots, plenty of ale?

Sainsbury’s, Calcot, Reading

October 2016

Bannans

Kindly dontated by Andy.  This shopping list was found in a Sainsbury’s in Oxfordshire. This is a bit traditional with lard, sprouts and tinned fruit but the item to note is the Bannans [sic].

 

19th November 2016

Sainsbury’s Didcot, Oxforshire