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.
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
Now, this is really interesting, not so much for the items but in the way they are presented. Here the list has be segmented into little boxes with what looks like similar items in each box. Does this represent a map of the supermarket aisles or is this how the food is stored at home? Fridge items in one box, household in another etc.
Bread, milk eggs, meat for stew – crossed out, steaks, double cream, blue eggs (trendy tinted ones?), cauliflower or/and broccoli, pointed peppers, a bottle of Merlot wine, 5-6 pots of heather (lovingly doodled).
Perhaps we can guess that this list is for a posh, romantic dinner at home for two, then a bit of gardening at the weekend. The ‘meat for stew’ has been crossed off – so perhaps at the last minute they have been informed that they will be on their own for the weekend and suddenly changed the menu?
Wow, what a list. These people eat well with a variety of ingredients to make meals from around the world. They have a cat and children. The illustrations are great, I particularly like the little bird perched next to the cat biscuits. Lots of help from the children to make this shopping list.
Fruit, bread | rolls | bagels, Dolmio sauce x 2, Lasagne sauce and sheets, Appals x 100,000, chicken pieces, chicken breast and thigh, mince x 3, sausages x 2, bananas x 54, cod pieces, kids bits, cat biscuits, scampy fries x 2, cheese, homs?/meats, coconut milk, grated cheese, mozzarella, halloumi, sour cream, taco shells, mange tout, baby something, cucumber, chillis, tomatoes, salad, avocados, olives, coriander, onions, mushrooms, peppers and “by a chinees takeaway for cata” [sic].
On the reverse is soy sauce, garlic, ginger and comfort.