Panic buying / stocking up

Back when all of this was starting to kick off and everyone was panic buying the toilet roll I was down to my last couple of rolls.

I popped into my local Home Bargain and they had a good supply! Bonus!

Only problem was they came in jumbo sized, massive family packs - so as a single guy living on my own I will probably get through it by Christmas.


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Have you acquired the statutory nicotine stained straggly grey 'tache ? If not, double over to the QMs and get one on semi-permanent loan (it's a starred item). Oh.............................................wait a sec
Good God No Neat military trimmed 'tash, Guardsman not them , standards dont 'cha know
 
I just seen one of those volunteers, delivering some boxes to a house - person was wearing a pale blue tabard and had sticker in the car windscreen.

Now my question is who pays for the groceries being delivered anyone know ?

Presumably delivering to a house where one of the occupants has received the NHS your vulnerable letters


Archie
 
I just seen one of those volunteers, delivering some boxes to a house - person was wearing a pale blue tabard and had sticker in the car windscreen.

Now my question is who pays for the groceries being delivered anyone know ?

Presumably delivering to a house where one of the occupants has received the NHS your vulnerable letters


Archie
The state, is paying for this.
 
Panic buying has stopped here, bogrolls, noodles, flour and yeast are back on the shelves. Apparently there is now a run on deep frozen pizza. Whatever next?
 
My Dad loves Tunnocks Caramel Wafers. The local Sainsbury's has been out of stock for weeks now. Just emailed the firm to see if they will supply direct. Fingers crossed.

I'm partial to their Snowballs and Teacakes myself.
Factory closed to protect the staff
Once the stocks gone it will be a while before production restarts
 

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Tunnocks are working on a new chocolate spaying nozzle that can beat the current generous 1 thou thickness on a caramel wafer, they are looking at applying chocolate by WIFI' ing the bars from Inverness.
 
Tunnocks are working on a new chocolate spaying nozzle that can beat the current generous 1 thou thickness on a caramel wafer, they are looking at applying chocolate by WIFI' ing the bars from Inverness.
It's not chocolate. I don't know what it is, but it isn't chocolate.
It has the taste and texture of dog treats. Yup, I have tried them.
 
Still no panic buying evident in Cyprus. There's less food on the shelves, but probably because people aren't eating out. The population has probably dropped with ex-pats relocating to the UK, especially from the North. Police are pretty rigid if you're on the road without permission. Takeaways functioning, people allowed out for exercise.
I know someone who works at one of the barracks , a civvy, said they weren't allowed off a couple of weeks ago, guess that's still the same now.
 
I know someone who works at one of the barracks , a civvy, said they weren't allowed off a couple of weeks ago, guess that's still the same now.
I don't think anyone has been prevented leaving, apart from those in isolation, and even then they aren't actually prevented physically. Everyone need to use paperwork and/or the SMS system to move around the island. A lot of restriction eased today, which is a relief.
 
In the seventies I remember a bloke who used to drive his van up the hill to Hampstead, unload his bike and onions and pedal around selling onions and garlic.
The full on beret, mock French accent and stripey shirt.
Lets just say he didn't earn a lot of money out of selling the produce, but there were tons and tons of fringe benefits.
Lots and lots of very rich lonely, housewives. he was quite a character.
all of a sudden he disappeared, I wonder why?
 

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Oi Persec !
you'll be fine, you've got your glasses on. anyway all you old folks look the same so if you need a body double just have Brotherton lad run over.
 

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Tunnocks are working on a new chocolate spaying nozzle that can beat the current generous 1 thou thickness on a caramel wafer, they are looking at applying chocolate by WIFI' ing the bars from Inverness.
have they not tried chocolate plating?
 
Further to post #2678, I've just had a lady from Tunnocks on the phone saying that they'll send me a pack of the Caramel Wafers for Dad free of charge. Chuffed about that, kind of them. :grin:
 
It's not chocolate. I don't know what it is, but it isn't chocolate.
It has the taste and texture of dog treats. Yup, I have tried them.
I know what you mean. It's very much like the micron thin layer of chocolate 'product' that goes on Wagon Wheels (Waggon Castors?). Strange stuff with a faint, whitish, powdery bloom on the surface. As you say, very similar to doggy drops or those awful chocolate drops you used to get in Woolies pick 'n' mix, which were probably supplied by the same people. Even as a kid, I never saw the appeal of Wagon Wheels. They always tasted stale to me.

The chocolate layer on Jacob's Club biscuits was always of a superior quality but as the years progressed, that also became transparently thin.
 

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