A few of the places I've been and some of the things I've seen.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Our Grocery Store
There was a little market we would walk to for little things but most of our grocery shopping was done at Morrison's in Tewkesbury...Sainsbury's if we were near the one in Cheltenham.
I loved the fact most everything was sold in small quantity...something that would be great to have in the States. Most sugar and flour was sold in 1 lb bags. They have a lot of pre-packaged meals so all you had to do was put in the oven...easy clean up! One of the things I really enjoyed was just walking up and down the isles seeing all the different things on the shelves. Every time I'm in Europe, I have to stock up on McVitie's...I've yet to find them in the States.
At Morrison's, you have to leave a deposit to get a buggy (aka trolley). Simply insert a £1 to release the trolley and when you put the chain back on the trolley when you're finished shopping, you get your £1 back. It is nice not to have to play grocery cart frogger in the parking lot...would be a good thing for us to try in the States.
Morrison's also had a gas (aka petrol) station that usually had the best prices. Petrol is sold by the litre and it takes approximately 4 litres to equal a gallon. So at £1.15 per litre and an exchange rate of $1.50 per £1, petrol was $7.00 a gallon...and we complain about $2.50!