Biscuits and Cookies

A shopping list written on what looks like an upside down page taken from a diary. Red biro.

The author has written biscuits and cookies. I presume the differentiation is the biscuits are pre-packaged hard types and the cookies are the larger softer doughy variety.

Also on the menu are milk, cream and cough mixture.

14th January 2023, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Kitchen Towel ‘Plenty‘

Shopping list in situ on a trolly with built in clip board.

The specification of the kitchen towel brand, ‘Plenty’, is of interest.

This discerning shopper has a select number of items on the list. Maybe sausage and mash on the menu. No fruit or veg today. A top up list.

This shopper had to collect a parcel as the number one priority. Maybe there was a parcel collection point at the super market.

A grateful contribution.

From Sainsbury’s in Alton.

Hob Wok – Eggs 12 – Dog

A substantial shopping list. Torn paper, black biro.

This person has taken the trouble to enumerate their items:

  • Eggs 12
  • 2 Bags of spinach
  • 1 Carrotts
  • 2 Tomotenen?
  • 2 Pkt garfee?
  • Feet blackberries x 2?

The bottom right of the list makes for an interesting read, sliced chicken, sliced ham, frozen chicken, dog.

Morrisons, Reading, December 2022

Torn with Columns

To aid reading whilst dashing through the supermarket, this happy shopper has organised their list into columns. All the staples are here for a large weekly shop.

This person is organised as they have their columns but they also take a pen with them to check items off as they go.

Morrisons, Reading, December 2022

Cheeky Girls

A4 punched and lined paper, folded in half. Vegetarian list which raises a few questions.

Is this person going to buy aloe veras as in multiple plants of that kind or is this something else? Why are they under the section marked green veg (the same could be asked of fruits).

What is defended juice? Could be this https://purearth.co.uk/product/defence-juice-cleanse/

This list has another side to it. On the reverse are names of musical artists. Are these team names, categories, a play list? Further more, do the Cheeky Girls fit into this group?

Morrisons, Reading 4th December 2022

Porridge

Standard list of staples. Bread, milk, butter, cheese etc. interesting the items are grouped into categories. Biscuits appear twice.

Ruled paper has rounded corners on the left hand side and slight tear marks on the right, suggesting it has been torn from a note book.

Morrisons, Reading, 27th November 2022

Tittles – The Dots on Letters i and j

Some people, instead of using a simple dot above the Latin letters i and j, use full blown circles. The owner of this list was one of those people.

Did you know, this tiny, little superscript dot has a name? It is called a tittle.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tittle

The tittle on milk is nearly a heart. The tittles on high juice are just the start of circles. The tittles on Pinot Grigio are more fully formed. The tittle on veggie burgers is an ambitious galaxy of a swirl.

Morrisons Bridport, U.K.

16th July 2022

Spa Water

A small piece of paper, torn on 3 sides. Maybe belonging to an older hand.

Unusual to see a particular brand of water required.

What is W.U.L? Ah – washing up liquid 🙂

I suppose Bis is biscuits. Ch Burgers are chicken. Marg is margarine.

Lidl, Reading, UK. 2nd June 2022

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

It is the weekend of Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum Jubilee in the U.K. (June 2022). It is a glorious warm weekend. The Queen has not been feeling too well but took the trouble to make a couple of very welcome appearances to the cheering crowds.

The Friday mentioned on the list is the 2nd June 2022. This person is celebrating by buying:

  • Lunch
  • Nibbles
  • Drinks
  • Water

For other days they need, milk, mushrooms, two types of chocolate with numbers, shortbread and something called ‘gold lustre spray’. I presume gold lustre spray is this, used for add edible gold for cake decorations and other edible delights.

Sainsbury’s, Reading.

2nd June 2022