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Cheers chaps.

I'll get on to it all tomorrow, it shouldn't be too difficult to sort out I'm sure. :lol: it does seem a bit weird getting my shopping this way for some reason.

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I've just got my mum a couple of Tesco delivery slots for next week and the week after. That is Dorset if it helps anyone. Nothing here in London, but I have a Sainsbury's order coming on Monday.
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TC, definitely get on the vulnerable list. My mum had to confirm they've had "the letter" then you are added to the list and delivery slots magically appear within 24 hours.

I have an order coming today from Sainsbury's. I wasn't going to do one as we can walk there and I thought others needed them more but I kept looking yesterday and there were slots available all day today so I decided at 6pm that I wouldn't be taking someone's slot and they'd just be "wasted" Walking to Sainsbury's is OK but it would add to the crowds inside/outside and when we walk it is then lots to carry.

Now just fingers crossed for not too many substitutions.

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That sounds very sensible, hhc. Marth, I’m glad you’ve got food for your mum sorted.

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Ella77 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:34 pm
Ella77 wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:18 pm
Hah. Ah :)). I took a look at their Instagram page, and there are tons of people asking how long their orders will take. They’re not being very good at engaging with people over that, but I expect they’re flat out.
I’ve had an email this afternoon saying that they’re utterly slammed with orders, and mine is scheduled for Wednesday 1st April. I’m just grateful they’re going to bring me anything, frankly. Assuming it might be another 10 days after that at least, I might order another one soon (?).
My mum’s did arrive yesterday and she’s really pleased with it.

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Good stuff. Thank you again for the recommendation!

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Well, I've been and come back. Had to queue for a while outside sainsburys (and it was so flipping cold) but actually think they're managing it pretty well. Restricted numbers in shop, everyone trying really hard to respect distances, aisles being closed for restocking. And it was pretty well stocked (I mean, not in terms of pre-CV obvs, but better than I'd seen it in ages). Butcher and greengrocer also doing 2 in shop at one time, they were also well stocked. Sainsburys had loads of loo roll. I had to sub a couple of things but only thing I couldn't get at all was frozen sweetcorn. Hopefully next week I won't need the butcher, I can just do one trip to supermarket.

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That all sounds much more positive than last week.

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Yes, definitely felt less frantic. I was quite impressed by the organisation.

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My fishbox arrived and does not appear to be any the worse for wear, thankfully.

I wonder if the shops are better stocked now because more people have switched to online? Online doesn't seem to be getting any better so I'm wondering if the rate of purchasing is still the same but has just switched channels.
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My friend said our local Sainsbos was well stocked apart from the booze section which was completely empty.

Apparently our local Waitrose and M&S are well stocked now too.

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I just assumed they were adapting to the new demand flows, restricting the numbers of items people can buy... and people are probably chilling out a bit and figuring out their stash of 57487589378593 loo rolls is enough for the duration. Maybe people are diversifying where they're buying too. It's probably a big mix.

Even alcohol was *relatively* ok, by recent standards anyway.

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I saw in the Guardian they think it’s going to get a bit worse again soon, so I won’t relax yet.

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The online places I use that were still fine a week ago are all struggling now and here there aren't even many places to order takeaway type food either - loads were doing it to start with but most have closed now, due to sickness, inability to socially distance in a kitchen, or not being able to get ingredients. I was looking yesterday for something to order tonight (because our usual is closed) and on Deliveroo I got a stark "there are no restaurants in your area". Uber Eats was ok though (but much, much diminished), so I guess it's either a system problem or driver sickness.
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Yes, several of the pubs who started doing takeaway stopped doing it again. One or two near us are still, I guess it depends on the facilities. It's a shame but obviously the right decisions for them.

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There was a right scrap on our local FB page when someone asked if there were any pizza places still delivering, and they got told that no-one ordered pizza during the war and they were being selfish to even consider it. :))
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Mountain Goat wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:20 pm
There was a right scrap on our local FB page when someone asked if there were any pizza places still delivering, and they got told that no-one ordered pizza during the war and they were being selfish to even consider it. :))
:lol: do some people not realise this isn't actually the second world war? Anyway, they had pubs in the war, so they had it easier :look:

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I do think that we, as a nation if not as a world, have all gone quite mad (I include myself in this).
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Ella77 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:11 pm
My cheese was delivered this evening. Thanks again for the recommendation, nince.
Ah good! What did you get? :weewee:

My veg box arrived last night and I may have to donate some to my neighbours and/or my godparents :lol: I will be doing a lot of batch cooking for the freezer this weekend.

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Me too Goat.

I think fish and chips was one of the very few foods that wasn't rationed during the war - for morale's sake. Much like pizza would be now 😄

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