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:
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.
This appears to be shopping for two people in two hands with two pens.
They are working age dog and cat owners with no children.
On P’s side of the list we have chicken, weetabix, French fries, custard creams, cokes and tissues. On G’s side we have duck in plum, chick/mushrooms, cold puds (eclair), trifle, lattes, cookies and chocs.
Some items have been crossed off, some have been circled. Some items in capitals and some in lower case. Notice the change of pen between hand wash and pads/pants.
Donated by a generous benefactor, this list has 11 items excluding mysterious line 8 which has been crossed out. I believe it may say ‘ice cre’ but I may be mistaken.
I would suggest the list was written in three sections at different times. Down to Evian is all capitalised, then comes the crossed off item in what looks to be lower case and then there is the third contribution in different pen.
This list is very Summery, you will not see these items listed in a few months time (unless you are in the southern hemisphere).
Three cucumbers! Nobody buys three cucumbers! Maybe this hard working mum is also catering for the local cricket club and making sandwiches for the home and away teams. That may explain why 3 loaves of bread and 9 bottles of squash are required. Actually the cricket season has finished here so there must be something else going on.
Lots of fruit and veg which is good to see but also lots of kiddie friendly meat products, chicken fingers, hot dog sausages, burgers and of course who could ignore the turkey jetti:
Lettuce, tomatoes, veg, mushrooms, apples, peppers, spring onions, cucumber x 3, bread x 3, squash x 9, noodles, chili sauce, paste, peas, gravy, hot dog sausages, milk, chick ham, butter, yoghurt, nappies, washing up liquid, crisps, water x 2, kids cartons, biscuits, crackers, deorant, shampoo, buble bath, burgers (kids), chick fingers, turkey jetti, belly pork, mince, roast meat, 4 meals.
This shopping list owner likes detail, 2 bananas precisely, “Kellogg’s”cereal rather than just cereal, “Ryvita Rye Crispbreads” when Ryvita would have sufficed. In fact I think this list was written for somebody else to do the shopping, the numbers and brands are instructions.
Does whisky and American mean whisky and whiskey?
Tomatoes, Mediterranean vegetables x 1, strawberries, apples, bananas x 2, salmon x 1, sweet potatoes, milk, small red milk, bleach, rinse aid, kitchen rolls, bread, lime cordial, still water, Kellogg’s fruit and fibre (purple pack), Ryvita rye crispbreads, whisky + American.