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My running gear is too thin for the lake winds
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Old 12.11.2017, 09:33
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Gym should be open now!
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Old 12.11.2017, 10:03
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I need to order takeaway again because im too lazy to cook
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Old 12.11.2017, 10:05
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Gym should be open now!
I run super early and it's closed. Like....early risers eager to get their run off their to-do list have no chance in the local gym system. Maybe when I get old and start running later, or sumfin. Plus, people in the gym try to flirt. While I am busy enjoying my treadmill experience, ha!
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Old 12.11.2017, 13:10
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Yesterday I thought this grey, wet, stormy weather was cozy. Today it just makes me want to got back to bed. Not sure how much longer I can resist.
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Just spent 2 hours walking round the huge Tesco Extra store in my home town lost, and wishing I was in Migros with a fraction of the choice.
I was over in London for a training day last week, but was fortunate enough to find a smallish Waitrose close to where I was staying, so was able to do my suitcase-full-of-goodies shop in about twenty minutes. Previous trips have been more similar to your experience. I mean, ten types of cheddar cheese I can understand, but the sheer number of brands of some products is quite bewildering.

OTOH, isn't it great to have guaranteed availability of all those things you've got used to doing without or substituting? Salad cream, golden syrup and black treacle , brown sugar, a variety of fresh chillis, coriander, etc. etc. etc. Oh, and Pork Pies.
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I was over in London for a training day last week, but was fortunate enough to find a smallish Waitrose close to where I was staying, so was able to do my suitcase-full-of-goodies shop in about twenty minutes. Previous trips have been more similar to your experience. I mean, ten types of cheddar cheese I can understand, but the sheer number of brands of some products is quite bewildering.

OTOH, isn't it great to have guaranteed availability of all those things you've got used to doing without or substituting? Salad cream, golden syrup and black treacle , brown sugar, a variety of fresh chillis, coriander, etc. etc. etc. Oh, and Pork Pies.
And no crumpets ....
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Old 12.11.2017, 14:32
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Mmmm...Salad cream Thanks for the reminder.
Don't you find that you can be craving something from the UK for ages, then when you have abundant access to it, you've gone off the stuff? Exception...I've had curry for dinner for the last 3 nights and stink like a whore's handbag.

Now that Aldi ZH stocks decent mature Cheddar, that's saved me having to take several lbs back. This trip will probably be chutney, and if I find somewhere that stocks Ma Baker's Apricot Yoghurt Topped Flapjacks, I'll be buying a box full.

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And no crumpets ....
Let's see if I have any luggage space left No promises this trip, but I could freeze them and drop them at grumpy's for you on a day of your choosing (if grumpy would agree to that)?
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Old 12.11.2017, 15:34
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My local milk is so wholesome it makes my hot chocolate taste like cream. I am used to less wholesome, darnit.
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Old 12.11.2017, 15:44
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My local milk is so wholesome it makes my hot chocolate taste like cream. I am used to less wholesome, darnit.
Who wants what he's used to.

Be adventurous
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Be adventurous
I have to curb my overkill adventurous tendencies
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I didn't find our teppanyaki chef that entertaining to be honest
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My daughter will not stop talking about Christmas
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And no crumpets ....
Some French supermarkets stock them. Géant in St. Louis, for a start, so they're not on our normal UK shopping list. Someone mentioned chutney - we make several superb chutneys ourselves so have no need - which reminded me of Branston pickle, another perennial requirement.
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I know but since I do know I didn't make it even to Basel.
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

My cousin is getting an OBE but can't tell us why because she's a secret squirrel. I'm thrilled for her, but it's so frustrating too.
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My cousin is getting an OBE but can't tell us why because she's a secret squirrel. I'm thrilled for her, but it's so frustrating too.
Who's gonna dust it?
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My cousin is getting an OBE but can't tell us why because she's a secret squirrel. I'm thrilled for her, but it's so frustrating too.
I did not know what an OBE was and googled it - that's awesome! Congratulations to your cousin!
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I did not know what an OBE was and googled it - that's awesome! Congratulations to your cousin!
Thank you, but I've got it wrong. It's an M.B.E. "For services to national security". All I keep thinking is.."...but she's so little!"
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Why do we still have so much paperwork?
Just spent several hours clearing out the filing cabinet and I'm still only half way through
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