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What made you smile today? Part III

Old Nov 17th 2017, 4:05 pm
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
Why am I so naive to not have realised M&S delivered food?

BRB, I'm off to order a job lot of blackcurrant cheesecakes ...
I got the puds through Amazon. I'm not sure that M&S ships food directly due to the hassle. I think they are using Amazon.
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I got the puds through Amazon. I'm not sure that M&S ships food directly due to the hassle. I think they are using Amazon.
Oh poo. Amazon don't list the cheesecakes.

Bloody Americans and their non-disease resistant White Pines. I order ribes alpinum all the damn time in work, but for some reason ribes nigrum is banned. Imagine how culturally enriched the US could be with an influx of blackcurrant flavoured sweets.
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Oh poo. Amazon don't list the cheesecakes.

Bloody Americans and their non-disease resistant White Pines. I order ribes alpinum all the damn time in work, but for some reason ribes nigrum is banned. Imagine how culturally enriched the US could be with an influx of blackcurrant flavoured sweets.
At least half of America's problems could be solved with a ready supply of Ribena and Vimto.
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At least half of America's problems could be solved with a ready supply of Ribena and Vimto.
I think you're on to something there.

And sausage rolls.
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And sausage rolls.


Just checking in.
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At least half of America's problems could be solved with a ready supply of Ribena and Vimto.
I've occasionally seen Ribena here, but not Vimto.
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Just checking in.

You're very thorough.
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I've occasionally seen Ribena here, but not Vimto.


Stop and Shop has Ribena. Probably about 30 bucks a shot though.
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Stop and Shop has Ribena. Probably about 30 bucks a shot though.
Worth it, though.
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
I've occasionally seen Ribena here, but not Vimto.
Just as well, I heard of a dyslexic alcoholic who choked on his own vimto.
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Just as well, I heard of a dyslexic alcoholic who choked on his own vimto.
Boom boom.
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Old Nov 17th 2017, 7:29 pm
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
I've occasionally seen Ribena here, but not Vimto.
We can get Ribena here in the normal supermarkets - used to be able to get Vimto in Woolworths (they had a fairly decent British section but our local one's is rubbish now) but can't now. As a special treat for Middlechild, I ordered him half a dozen bottles from the British Corner Shop - the price I had to pay shall never, ever, ever, be disclosed to Mr Dreamy.

(I may or may not have included 3 billion bags of Smoky Bacon crisps too)
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We can get Ribena here in the normal supermarkets - used to be able to get Vimto in Woolworths (they had a fairly decent British section but our local one's is rubbish now) but can't now. As a special treat for Middlechild, I ordered him half a dozen bottles from the British Corner Shop - the price I had to pay shall never, ever, ever, be disclosed to Mr Dreamy.

(I may or may not have included 3 billion bags of Smoky Bacon crisps too)
Oh, the prices I have paid for British stuff here. I just wait till we're out there now and enjoy it as part of the trip rather than trying to find it at a premium here.
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Oh, the prices I have paid for British stuff here. I just wait till we're out there now and enjoy it as part of the trip rather than trying to find it at a premium here.
We haven't been back to the UK since 2011 ... we're going back next June, no kids, so already planning on just taking a couple of pairs of underwear each and a jumper (lol) so we've plenty of space for contraband.
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We haven't been back to the UK since 2011 ... we're going back next June, no kids, so already planning on just taking a couple of pairs of underwear each and a jumper (lol) so we've plenty of space for contraband.
Holy shit, we ended up bring four suitcases (one each) the time before last and just kind of spreading everything thin on the way out for that exact reason. Really we can fit everything into two, but it was our first time back for a while so we overcompensated on the souvenirs.

Last time we just brought three. Funnily enough, I chose not to bring a jumper and the British summer bit me hard on the arse with a windy 52 degree day for an open top bus tour
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