In areas of the list neatly fenced off by biro boundaries are food items and fashion/apparel.
This is a rare and coveted multi-shop shopping list.
Aldi, Reading, 29th April 2017
I found this list by a bench high up on a cliff on the Dorset coast.
There was a scrap of folded paper laying on the ground which I opened up and low and behold it was a shopping list.
It is a rather short shopping list. Maybe breakfast essentials for some holiday makers in the area.
Blue biro, roughly torn and folded into four.
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
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
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
This person is a crosser-offer, it seems all items were obtained bar the first two.
No vegetables on this shopping list but plenty of fruit.
The usual staples procured, bread, cheese, milk, eggs. Pizza and curry on the menu.
Male or female?
Toilet paper, tomato sauce, curry, milk, potatoes, fruit, bananas, apples, grapes, bread, ham, eggs, sausages, butter, ice creams, pizza, cream cheese, tena 40, kitchen soap, squash.
Found Aldi, Reading.
27th August 2016
Nice list with the basics. Some points of interest however, Dolly Bics? Is Dolly a dog do we think? These are underlined so important.
Also, is the last line trainers? Maybe not as these would be a strange purchase at Morrisons.
Eggs, milk, fish, toms, veg, quiche, jacket pot, batter mix, W U Liq, Dolly Bics, Trainers?
Found Morrisons, Reading
29th September 2016
This list was very kindly supplied by SouthamptonOldLady who has also provided the insight below.
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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?
Southampton Old Lady
Great list, couple with children and a friend called Miguel who is celebrating a birthday.
Em and Neil Dinner, sushi stuff, milk, pizza and bits for boys, washing up liquid, cereals, nuts, Miguel birthday present, popcorn, eggs, bacon, night cream.
Donated by Neil
Sainsbury’s Richmond, London
6th April 2016