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Kentish Life [Jun. 5th, 2013|09:30 am]
Tony Grist
We took my mother to the hairdresser. While she was being seen to we went and joined the Paddock Wood public library.

Then we went shopping. My mother likes to go to the expensive shop and buy the budget lines; we prefer to go to the budget shop and (sometimes) buy the expensive lines. I won't, won't, wont buy cheap sausages! (stamps foot). I was dreading the tussle of wills but it wasn't too bad.

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From: artkouros
2013-06-05 12:02 pm (UTC)
Cheap sausages is just asking for trouble.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-06-05 03:19 pm (UTC)
That's what I think too.
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2013-06-05 03:56 pm (UTC)
Perceived loss of autonomy and privacy is really hard on older people. Younger ones, too. I don't envy you the adjustment.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-06-05 08:06 pm (UTC)
Exactly. We're older people and my mother is even older people. We're all set in our ways.
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2013-06-05 09:40 pm (UTC)
In this context, I was thinking of you and Ailz as the "younger ones." I don't think I'd fancy moving back home with the parents at my age. Nor moving in with my children. The latter is possible, at least theoretically; the former is not.
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[User Picture]From: porsupah
2013-06-05 07:04 pm (UTC)
Mmm, cheap sausages can be rather horrid - often so dreadfully bland, to boot, though that can be applied to much commercial food. I recall Waitrose's Cumberland whorl standing out, but few others from anywhere. That said, I'm mostly eating Sainsbury's low fat Cumberland these days, as part of the ongoing pound shedding.

I'll range around shops - some bits, mostly toiletries and snacks, I'll get from the discount emporia, with much of the daily groceries from Sainsbury, with the occasional delivery from Waitrose. (And now and then, Borough Market, for cheese and cider)

Why is ham so damned expensive in all the chains? £1.20/100g is cheap now, and it's not difficult to spend more like £2; yet, at one of the local Polish places, all theirs range around £6-8/kg! (Notwithstanding, I'll admit, eye-wateringly expensive as they are, the Duchy hams are damned good as a very occasional treat)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-06-05 08:11 pm (UTC)
We're used to shopping at Sainsbury's in Oldham but the nearest big supermarket to my mother's is a Tesco. She likes to go to the little Waitrose in Paddock Wood but we've been shocked by the prices.
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