weekend shopping

One of the really nice things about living here is the wealth of independent shops within walking distance. We usually shop in Chanterlands (Chants) Avenue, which has two butchers, two greengrocers, small Co-Op and Sainsburys, and so forth.

Today, we went over to Newland Ave for a change – it’s a bit further, but it was a lovely morning, and we broke out the shiny red shopping trolley.

£17.58 in the greengrocers bought:

  • 1 cauliflower
  • pak choi
  • 8 Braeburn apples
  • 4 Navel oranges
  • 1 head of broccoli
  • a lump of fresh ginger
  • 1 leek
  • 5 big onions
  • 1 bunch of spring onions
  • about a dozen shallots
  • 4 courgettes
  • a pack of part baked ciabbata

£9.50 in the butcher bought 2lbs of diced chicken, 4 pork and leek sausages, and 4 Lincolnshire sausages. Two flaky pasties from the baker for 80p each (nice lunch!).

Also picked up 4 cartons of chopped tomatoes and a pack of wheat wraps in Sainsburys, and that’s us sorted for the week, at least!