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SantaFefan



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:44 pm    Post subject: Just "nip in" Reply with quote

Does one ever "nip in" to a supermarket??? I just wanted a box of Snickers ice creams so we just "nipped in" as Mrs SF called it, to Tesco and came out with £27 worth of pretty unnecessary items! Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps your local branch of Tesco is run by a certain Mr Arkright made famous by 'Open All Hours' Laughing

I know what you're saying though - apparently you spend less if you shop with a list of items but I suppose in your case it would have been a very short list Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
.... in your case it would have been a very short list Smile

Unless it was a Marathon... Razz

I'd go so far as to say it is impossible for Mrs SF to go in and come out again with one item... impossible.
Mind you, I came off better with my 3 bags of M&Ms for £2.. Laughing what diet?
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littlepieces



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do it all the time and i can't seem to stop buying awful cd's when i'm in there
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SantaFefan



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I veered toward the cheap DVD section myself but talked myself out of it...
You may know the Tescos Littlepieces... north end of Lowestoft off the roundabout?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan and Littlepieces, I know that Tesco's and had a coffee in their coffee shop a couple of years ago when I was staying in Lowestoft.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a nice store and, I have to say, a reasonable looking building considering it's size - so much better than the larger Great Yarmouth eyesore a few miles away.
My wife and I have just bought a place quite near there.... so now I'm from Suffolk too!! Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I take the view that you're from the place you're born Santa

I've lived in the Chester area for many years but I would never say that I am from Chester - to me it's just a base where I happen to live albeit a very pleasant one Smile

I think one reason today's society is in such a mess is because there is little social cohesion largely because people move around so much - which is quite understandable but not always a good thing

To me your 'roots' contribute greatly to the person you are and should not be forgotten

Am I alone in holding this view - what are the thoughts of others
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
I take the view that you're from the place you're born Santa

I've lived in the Chester area for many years but I would never say that I am from Chester - to me it's just a base where I happen to live albeit a very pleasant one Smile

I think one reason today's society is in such a mess is because there is little social cohesion largely because people move around so much - which is quite understandable but not always a good thing

To me your 'roots' contribute greatly to the person you are and should not be forgotten

Am I alone in holding this view - what are the thoughts of others


For me, Rudds, ďwhere youíre fromĒ depends on how long you stayed there after you were born. I was born in the very North but lived there only til I was 16, since when Iíve lived in the very South, so a much larger proportion of my life has been in the South. When I went up North last year to my Brotherís wedding, everything seemed alien to me, the accent, the way things are done, the food, the prices --- what all of that, for a pound- are you mad? Northern folk are a lot like Americans- loud, brash, in your face people. Overly friendly, which is nice in short bursts, I couldnít live there though. Iím definitely a southerner Ė all traces of the only slight northern accent I had have long since gone, although my mum and brothers all sound like Jimmy Nail, which is really odd. They call me the posh one: when I grew up I didnít want to sing their song, I wanted a song of my own and that is exactly what I have. Not a better song, just different.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Santa know it well though i use the asda in south Lowestoft.Coming here from London did take a bit of getting used to the pace of life is much more slower which took some getting used to.People talk to you here which never happened in London but the best thing is the beach which is where im off to now for a walk
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Rach - I can understand what you're saying

I suppose one's 'roots' for want of a better word tend to be in the place where you grew up until about the age of sixteen rather than where your actual birth took place which can be somewhat random

My elder son was technically born in Wigan but only by about 200 yards and has never lived in Wigan so does not consider himself to have any links with that place

On the other hand my younger son was born in Wrexham North Wales but hates the area and tells everyone he is from Chester

I suppose everyone is different but in the light of some of the things you mentioned about the relationship with your mother in early life I can well understand why in your head you see yourself as being from Dorset rather than Northumberland

Perhaps it's different for me because I had a very happy childhood growing up in my home town and my life has gone a lot worse since moving away so naturally I tend to consider my links to be with the place where I was happiest - if that makes sense Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It does make sense, and it's probably true of most people.

I had a journey in the opposite direction to Rach, but only half the distance, having been born and spent my first 16 years in the South (eleven miles from the centre of London) and moving to Nottingham, which is geographically East Midlands but which has a native tongue which is closer to Yorkshire. Anyone who doesn't have that information isn't usually able to deduce where I "come from" by the way I speak, because I never had much of the Lunnon/Cockney/Estuarine accent to begin with and I haven't picked up any of the vernacular here, not even the shortened vowels.

I have a few good memories of where I was born but otherwise no great affinity or affection and no burning desire to go back there (to live). Equally I cannot say that I have a strong affection or affinity with where I now am, but having lived here for 40+ years, if asked, here is where I will say I come from.

As to the question of "nipping in" to a supermarket for just one or two things, this should in theory be easy, given the proliferation of Tesco Express/Sainsbury's Local shops. However I have found that their product range doesn't extend quite as far as Arkwright's and even if they do they've sold out of whatever I want when I want it, so I walk the extra mile to one or other of the big stores, and invariably return with more than I actually needed - well you have to make the journey worth your while, don't you? Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a supermarket but we had the idea of 'nipping in' the garden centre for a bag of compost this weekend - big mistake Laughing

We left with
2 apple trees
3 pots
6 bags of compost (it was on special offer Laughing )
A pair of gardening gloves

That should keep us occupied for a while.
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preraphaeliteangel



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can never just 'nip in' to a garden centre without buying some seeds or plants I had no intention of buying when I went in there.

With regards to people's roots and where they're from, I'm originally from London but have lived in Yorkshire for 28 years now. When I first came here my husband, a born and bred Yorkshireman, insisted that it would be 20 years before I could call myself a Yorkshirewoman. After 20 years he set a 'Yorkshire' quiz, which I passed with flying colours except for the cricket questions (I can never get my head round cricket), so was deemed to still be a southerner. I thought this very unfair, as I scored more than friends who'd lived all their lives in Yorkshire. Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It could be worse Angel - Yorkshiremen probably don't have the same problem with Londoners as they do with us Lancastrians

Just remind them who won the County Cricket Championship last season Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a fellow coming from Lancashire to deliver a couple of handmade locomotives in a couple of weeks... I really like his accent!
He's from Rossendale...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ee ba gum Santa you're talking about a proper Lancastrian there from a town still in Lancashire with none of this Merseyside or Greater Manchester c--p which true Lancastrians simply don't recognise Evil or Very Mad

Tell him to bring you some decent meat pies - or some fantastic home made Lancashire Hotpot (made with lamb of course) Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More like " a proper Lancastrian thur" Laughing I could listen to him for ages.. such a nice fellow and super talented. He was my way last year delivering an eight foot model of a Santa Fe steamer... fabulous! Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When we moved here, I was told (by a Yorkshireman) that the definition of a Yorkshireman was a Scotsman with the generosity squeezed out!
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