Tuesday, 15 February 2022

Confession and Confusion - Missed Shopping Trip



My head just wasn't in the game last week!!

I went shopping on Wednesday, a last minute 'Do you fancy coming to Aldi with me?' from Alan saw me agreeing just so I could get out of the house for a while.  The sun was shining and it seemed crazy to stay indoors when a little five minute trip up the road and away from my desk would make me feel so much better, so we did.

And I shopped.

And I forgot to pick up the receipt.

 Then I put away my shopping.

 It was only when I went into the fridge later and looked at the Spring Onions in their glass jar on the top shelf that I realised ...

 I had also forgotten to photograph the food.

And when I dug everything out and took the photo and then put everything back, then I realised there should have been bread.

I took it's photo!!


Then I remembered we had also gone into Booths for a cup of coffee and when Alan asked me if I needed anything else, I said yes, curry powder as they hadn't had any in Aldi.

I have just sat on the Aldi website and found the prices of all my purchases and it seems that I spent £8.06 in Aldi and my curry powder was £3 ... what!!


At least it towers head and shoulders above it's friends and should last me a while.  😄

And you lot tell me I'm organised!!


Sue xx



23 comments:

  1. Erm yes of course you're organised, Sue - just look at those spice jars! As to forgetting things.....well, most of us bloggers are of a certain age (myself included) aren't we.....so forgetting is simply a fact of life now!

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    1. It is a very satisfying drawer of spices to look at isn't it :-)

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  2. Hi, I do that all the time! Don’t sweat it! Take care love and hugs, bean is growing nicely

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    1. Gosh, my memory has truly gone ... who is bean again?

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  3. Never mind, it's not a serious offence! We won't tell anyone

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  4. I think the Bart curry powder is money well spent as we always used to get their powdered ginger as it was so much fresher and good flavour. I am sure the curry powder will be the same.

    Sorry that your back is so bad that the only time you go out is to the shops, briefly. I hope that painkillers keep it in check anyway.

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    1. I do have good days, but it's a real mix of the breaks and the nerves so I never know which will be which!

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  5. Like Sue we won't tell, I like the fact you could have kept quiet and we wouldn't have known but you always tell it as it is which is so refreshing on a blog. Do you still get free coffee at Booths? x

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    1. Ah, but I would have known and the guilt would have been great!!

      I prefer to be upfront even if I do go wrong, I am only human ... most of the time ;-)

      Nope, no free coffees since the first lockdown. You can get a coffee and a cake for £4 now, but I usually just have a coffee - Alan pays though so in a way yes I get a free coffee in Booths :-)

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  6. Hey we all have our off days! At least you came clean ;)

    I notice the pizza has jackfruit which I've never tried. What does it taste like Sue? I don't like anything which pretends to be meat with an added 'meaty' flavour from something else IYSWIM .... Have you eaten it before?

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    1. Oh, don't worry if I slip up I will always come clean :-)

      Jackfruit itself doesn't taste of much ... I believe it's like a very bland mango flavour ... but it is a good carrier of added flavours just as most meats are. It's got a reasonable amount of protein too so it's good to replicate pulled pork or chicken dishes and in a barbeque flavoured sauce is lovely on a pizza or served with rice.

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  7. I think we all have days like that - probably because it was a last minute thing and your head just wasn't in the right space. :-) I was in Costco last week for the first time in two years and was surprised at the great prices they had on herbs and spices. I didn't need any at the time but I'll keep it in mind for later - although the way that prices are rising - I'll be using every gram of what I currently have!

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    1. I think I was just shocked at the £3 for the curry powder because in the past I have always been able to buy it from the World Foods aisle in either Tesco or Asda, neither of which we have around here.

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  8. Everyone has times like that. It doesn't mean you aren't organised, it means you are normal (in case you ever had any doubts)!!!
    xx

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    1. That's the first time I've been called 'normal' for a long time :-)

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  9. Love your spice drawer Sue♥ Like everyone else I do think you are very organised:)

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    1. I trialled this way of storing spices at the flat and knew it would work even better here. The other half of the drawer has the cutlery tray, so it's a good use of space. It also means that I can just pull out the drawer to add all my spices to a plate as I'm prepping for a recipe, which is very handy.

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  10. Sometimes I buy things over and over again. Like one day I opened the pantry and saw 4 bottles of olive oil..... They have lasted me a very long time.

    You are organized.

    God bless.

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    1. The last time I had four bottles of oil it was because Alan told me Olive Oil prices were about to shoot through the roof. I don't know where he got his information from because the next time we went shopping they had plummeted. Haha ... oh well I'm just on the last bottle of it now. :-)

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  11. Just a small blip! You are doing great! Keep it up!

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    1. No doubt there will be more so I'm not worrying too much ;-)

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  12. Spices are so useful though. They can transform an omelette into something quite lovely. Its shocking how just a couple of things can see a Tenner disappear!

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