Category Archives: Reading

Salad, Tomato, Heartburn

I would guess that this shopper works for http://matrixprecision.com and nipped out at lunch time to get the groceries after jotting down the essentials on a company note pad.

 A pretty normal list but one could question the juxtaposition. Salad, tomato, heart burn. Toilet Roll, Gravy.

The list could be for a multigenerational family, Horlicks, marmalade and the old fashioned ‘f’ suggest somebody of a certain age but then there are some contemporary items like stir fry and smoothies. Mmm.

Found Sainsbury’s, Calcot, Reading

26th September 2016

Big Mushrooms, Normal Mushrooms

Female, bubble writing in biro on spiral bound A5 note paper. Cat owner, lives with partner.

Bread, pasta sauce, pasta, avocado, big mushrooms, normal mushrooms, sweet potato, potatoes (jacket), sausages, baked beans, pizza, dinners, toilet roll, deodorant (both), shower gel, cat food born?, salmon, eggs, tin foil.

Found in Aldi in Reading.

30th December 2016

Hair Stuff and Jumper


This list was found in Reading town centre and is a non food list. The owner needed to visit the bank and do a spot of clothes shopping before dealing with ‘hair stuff’.

This is a back of an envelope list with a little squiggle below the text to make sure the pen is working.
Jeans, bank, hair stuff, shampoo, jumper.

Found 6th January 2017

Reading town centre

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

Maris Piper

She wrote Maris Piper, he was confused or thought she was too pernickety and appended ‘spuds’? Different hand?

What else is happening here? A roast? A pickling session? Making chutney?

 Maris piper spuds, veg, cauliflower cheese, vinegar, smoked streaky bacon, bag sugar, Yorkshires.

Found Morrisons, Reading

October 2016