Sainbury’s Delivers.

We’ve been here a month now, and have had to get groceries nearly every day. This is partially because product volumes are generally smaller here, but mostly because our carrying capacity is also pretty small (two arms each by foot, or a backpack and basket on bike). We go through what we can carry pretty quickly. So we ordered some groceries the other day (mostly non-perishables) online from Sainsbury’s, our usual brick-and-mortar grocery downtown, which has just a £5 delivery charge.

The order came in this morning. It was a lot! Check out that loooong receipt Natalie’s holding. Way more than we could have hoped to carry by ourselves. The extra stuff will certainly help out on days we’re running low:


4 Responses to “Sainbury's Delivers.”

  1. 1 pam strohl Feb 14th, 2007 at 3:02 pm

    Um, maybe you should drink less pop! Just kidding. I assume that it’s hard to bring back via biking or walking. The crepes look yummy, I think I shall try to make those sometime soon. Maybe we’ll eat them with fruit & whip cream. The kids would love a fun, non-traditional dinner. It is snowy here in WI. They said the Valentine Noreaster will drop another two feet on the NY, Vermont region. The Air National Guard is said to have been called to dig out Oswego county where the Beitzels are. I guess there was 10 feet there.

    Keep sending notes of food in England, as Pam Strohl loves them!

  2. 2 sarah Feb 14th, 2007 at 3:48 pm

    Looks like pop doesn’t come in smaller sizes!

  3. 3 Burr Feb 14th, 2007 at 4:21 pm

    Disclaimers: (1) some of the 2-liters belong to our roommate Keith, and (2) that’s really kinda meant to last us the rest of the time we’re here. (We drink a lot of tea!) The goal was to stock up on things that won’t go bad, like cereal, pop, pasta, chips (er… crisps), crackers, rice, teas, bullion, etc. That way we only have to regularly get stuff like fruit, veggies, meat, milk, cheese, etc.

  4. 4 liz Feb 16th, 2007 at 11:01 pm

    So… those are really only 2 liter bottles??? they must make tiny labels on things… :)

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