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Off topic hubby shopping

J1707
J1707

I don’t know if you remember the first lockdown when I sent my hubby shopping and returned with 50 tunnocks tea cakes.. anyway learnt my lesson and did click and collect since. He dropped my son off at the health centre for his vaccine. I said to hubby while you are waiting just pop across the road to Waitrose and get a loaf of bread . Thought can’t go wrong one item in and out ..... no returned with milk and dark chocolate tunnocks . I questioned him .. his excuse oh I haven’t tried the dark chocolate ones so thought I would buy them ... raised eyebrows I said and the milk ones .. oh he said just in case I don’t like the dark...

And the Guinness there is 12 cans of Guinness .. for st. Patrick’s day ... my response ITS STILL BLOODY FEBRUARY.. that’s it he’s not aloud to go shopping..

oh he forgot the bread 😂😂😂 he’s like a kid in a sweet shop.

114 Replies

LolA man who knows what he likes, tunnocks tea cakes are quite yummy.

I asked my partner to bring veg for the evening meal, good old Scottish mince and tatties...anything green will do I said....he brought a cucumber.....nothing else just a cucumber 🥒....🥦🥬

J1707
J1707 in reply to Mmrr

😂😂😂 how do they live with out us

allanah
allanah in reply to Mmrr

😂😂

Pippy25
Pippy25 in reply to Mmrr

Certainly green....very different mince, tatties and a spot of yummy cucumber on the side! :-)

Neonkittie17
Neonkittie17 in reply to Pippy25

😳😜

Neonkittie17
Neonkittie17 in reply to Mmrr

😆😳😝

Deeb1764
Deeb1764 in reply to Mmrr

I am howling with that one x

Durrell
Durrell in reply to Mmrr

Hilarious 🤣😂. Starting rating my day laughing, very funny x

Lizard28
Lizard28 in reply to Mmrr

You could maybe start a trend, mmm maybe not 🤔

Ha ha ha. I send hubby for dinner once and he returned with 3 cumquous ( if that's how you spell the fruit) and an aubergine ....

J1707
J1707 in reply to allanah

Ready steady cook would struggle with those ingredients 😂😂

Mmrr
Mmrr in reply to J1707

Lol

nomoreheels
nomoreheels in reply to allanah

Kumquats? Love em. We have a tree & it rewards us with a good few each year. H has made kumquat chutney too, rather delish.

allanah
allanah in reply to nomoreheels

If only id known 😂 or even how to spell them lol

J1707
J1707 in reply to allanah

😂

nomoreheels
nomoreheels in reply to allanah

Hehe 😂

Neonkittie17
Neonkittie17 in reply to allanah

😝🥰

What's he like?! Must say that the dark chocolate Tunnock's Tea Cakes are lovely though. Rarer to find than the milk chocolate but when I see them I get them too. 😋

J1707
J1707 in reply to nomoreheels

Don’t encourage him 😂

nomoreheels
nomoreheels in reply to J1707

Teehee. 🤣

Never seen a dark choc one. Sound much nicer. x

They are yummy. More grown up taste. x

I always prefer dark chocolate but don’t eat much these days anyhow as it affects the sinuses. I did sin at Christmas though. 😁 x

Noooo! Love my choc, though my h is the dark connoisseur. He loves Willy's Cacao Rio Caribe Gold though did treat him to 6 bars of other estates at Christmas. I can't tell much difference between them but he says he can. Have you tried any of them? x

I’ve had Booja Booja and Montezuma’s which have lacto free and dark variants with different unusual flavours Also Duffy’s. I also like Green & Black dark choc and love the one with cherry pieces in and also the one with ginger. I do have to leave it alone when it triggers catarrh and coughing episodes though as it isn’t worth it. Not even for a choc lover like myself! I am better if I eat it during the day and not evenings of makes me react more. I’ve heard of Willy’s but not tried it yet. x

I've heard of Montezuma's but not Booja Booja, will look for it though because our local Booths' have stopped selling Willy's so had to buy online last time. He is lacto intolerant, not why he chooses dark, he just prefers it, so it could be an alternative. He's not too bothered about anything in it, although he did like a chilli chocolate he found once. A shame it affects you that way though but can understand avoiding it when it does. x

Just checked, our local Booths' sell it, & Holland & Barrett too so will have to tell him to look out for it, he due to go on Friday for his wheat bran. Have you tried the ice cream at all? We rarely have it but when we do we buy a good one but since being diagnosed LF we've just not bothered. x

I’m not such a great lover of ice cream these days .. ot has to be a really enticing flavour. Love sorbets. I do adore Northern Bloc ice cream (and sorbets!) and they have vegan ones. We used to have them each theatre visit in Leeds, who stocked their full range. Chocolate orange was my fave and also ginger caramel. They also have a vegan range now. Tiny little tubs at the theatre but you can get a larger one to serve 4 approx in some supermarkets. Do you mean Montezuma’s do ice cream at yours? Haven’t been in a supermarket since last February! I’ll look at the supermarket online though. x

Books Booja. My favourite ever. I am biased as they’re made down the road from me. 😂😂😂

Fortnum and mason do lovely lacto free choccy Not too expensive

Pmsl. That is so funnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.xx

I don't know if you remember a Victoria Wood Sketch where she goes to the shops for a loaf and goes on to describe as she reaches her car on her way out strapping the washing machine on to the roof etc etc. Always makes me smile.In the halcyon days before Covid and online shopping slots....if I didn't have a list on going to the shops I was hopeless. I would remember I needed five things go into the shops and come out with five things. Only not the five things I wanted! Although I think I could manage to get a loaf :-)

J1707
J1707 in reply to Pippy25

Been there 😂😂

AgedCrone
AgedCrone in reply to Pippy25

Changing the subject a bit....did anyone else get an email from Asda saying they would “put you on their priority delivery list...or any other supermarket...but only choose one” (!) because they have heard you may need assistance? Bit of a waste where I live...I have no idea where the nearest Asda supermarket is....but where did they get my details from?

Do you think our friends Matt & Rob have been selling their CEV Mailing list?

Pippy25
Pippy25 in reply to AgedCrone

How strange, it does make you wonder. Perhaps the NHS have a list as in Nearest Honline Shop :-) Seriously though it does make you think where have they got your details from? Would be interesting to hear if anyone knows or has experienced the same.

J1707
J1707 in reply to Pippy25

Your good pip

vonniesims
vonniesims in reply to AgedCrone

I think initially the supermarkets were sent a list of those shielding, way back in March/ April

AgedCrone
AgedCrone in reply to vonniesims

Well I wish Marks & Spencer’s & Poundland reacted like Asda!I wouldn’t need to go to the shops at all then!

I never got into the tea cakes but have always loved their caramel wafers. When I was a child, the milkman used to deliver them with the milk, and the Corona "pop" we were allowed for special occasions.My daughter is also learning it's not always a good idea to send her (new) husband shopping for her. They now have a large stock of tinned Tomato soup (from 57 varieties) and baked beans "just in case" he said. Considering my daughter is a brilliant cook (she doesn't take after me!) and cooks nearly everything from scratch, I'm sure she will end up giving them all to the local food bank.

In mid-January he bought some Seville oranges so she could make them some home-made marmalade. I nipped in to see them for a coffee on Sunday (support bubble excuse!) and the oranges were sitting on the dresser looking a little past their best. Guess who ended up making the marmalade? ME! What a mug for offering! 🙄. I was absolutely worn out afterwards yesterday evening but had some lovely toast and home-made marmalade for breakfast this morning. 😋

J1707
J1707 in reply to Lolabridge

I’ve never made marmalade. Well done you feel like you’ve achieved something.. worth the tiredness..

Don’t get me started on caramel wafers top of the order list every week.. I don’t eat them 👍

Lolabridge
Lolabridge in reply to J1707

I used to always keep a supply of them in the house for my maths students for our tea break.

J1707
J1707 in reply to Lolabridge

Spoilt rotten!!😂

Lolabridge
Lolabridge in reply to J1707

Yes I know. But most of them looked forward to our lessons (or was it the tea break and caramel wafers)?🤔

J1707
J1707 in reply to Lolabridge

Maths ??? Definitely the caramel wafers for me 😂

Pat9442
Pat9442 in reply to Lolabridge

Sent my husband for satsumas and he returned with Seville oranges! I don’t make marmalade so I peeled and segmented them, put them in sugar syrup with spices and a good slug of Cointreau, boiled it all up and served cold with clotted cream. MUCH nicer than marmalade.He went for a loaf too once - and came back with a new car!!

Lolabridge
Lolabridge in reply to Pat9442

That sounds wonderful - how inventive of you. But a car instead of a loaf 🙄!!!

J1707
J1707 in reply to Lolabridge

Better than Tunnocks and Guinness 😁

Sops
Sops in reply to Lolabridge

My late husband went to Makro for a large tin of paint and came back with a car! Thought I had the only one....

J1707
J1707 in reply to Sops

Don’t mention Makro had to hide the card from my hubby 😂

Sops
Sops in reply to J1707

Its very easy to go wild in there! He bought for me, as a surprise, and it certainly was, a Mercedes A class . It seemed that easyJet had ordered them in fleets so passengers would hire their cars having got off their planes, thus eliminating competition from Avis Hertz, etc. All the upholstery was in brilliant Stally orange. What Stally had not thought about was that they would not hold much luggage if full of passengers so the scheme failed. When I opened the door of my RED car so see lurid orange inside i laughed until it hurt. I always thought it was a happy car and kept it for many years.

J1707
J1707 in reply to Sops

Fab memories 😁

Pippy25
Pippy25 in reply to Sops

Shall we gloss over that....I bet your face was a picture! :-) :-)

Pippy25
Pippy25 in reply to Pat9442

Was it a Citrus hybread model car after the satsuma and bread mix up! :-)

J1707
J1707 in reply to Pippy25

😂😂clever

Love marmalade 😍

When my dad retired he became a corona pop man around Totnes. He loved the job everyone was always so pleased to see him and he got three bottles free every Friday. My teeth were always pink with cherryade

J1707
J1707 in reply to Green230461

Oh cherryade 😋😍blast from the past . Loved the pop man coming on a Friday. Cherryade and limeade . Totnes my favourite part of the country

We have a cupboard full of chocs, sweets and biscuits. My hubby is a sugar fiend. Slim and and very fit (a runner) but it’s too much sugar, I’ve also just had to fight to get a bowl from another cupboard as it was blocked off by and full of six packs of crisps/savoury snacks. 😆 I also spied a box of the choc teacakes in the sweet cupboard but only one! In all fairness he gets everything I ask for 💗 all the healthy things .. and is a great shopper otherwise and brings me flowers every week and magazines, but we could do with an extra cubby for all these “extras”. x

J1707
J1707 in reply to Neonkittie17

I’m going to show my hubby this and highlight relevant points... get shopping on the list... healthy things and flowers 😂😂😂

Neonkittie17
Neonkittie17 in reply to J1707

He he .. don’t show him the sweet cupboard part though! X

J1707
J1707 in reply to Neonkittie17

His sweet cupboard is well stocked as well so is his crisp snd nut cupboard as well as his booze cupboard . Mans as thin as a rake . I pack it away and gain 4lb😩

Neonkittie17
Neonkittie17 in reply to J1707

My hubby runs most evenings but even if he didn’t he would be skinny as that is his way. So was mine until 55 when the meno made some changes to midriff, and since then I have to watch my intake now more carefully. My hubby rarely drinks but does like a craft beer or a glass of wine now and then.

J1707
J1707 in reply to Neonkittie17

Me too loved exercise I had a good figure until 3 years ago . I exist on air and still put on weight 😂 hubby has no problem he’s an exercise freak as well . I just watch these days

Neonkittie17
Neonkittie17 in reply to J1707

I usually walk quite a bit but it got awful with people refusing to keep distance this summer so I gave up. I did two sessions of aqua aerobics:hydro a week but they had to stop whtn everything got closed.

J1707
J1707 in reply to Neonkittie17

I love too walk last few weeks I haven’t been able . I hate the inconsistency some weeks I just can’t .

Oh, I do miss the pool

Me too. I was very strong for someone with RA until I stopped those sessions. You can do so much more in the water that you can’t on dry land re exercise. x

Deeb1764
Deeb1764 in reply to J1707

My husband came home Tues and went “got you something” so assumed flowers. It was a tuna steak. Who said romance was dead

J1707
J1707 in reply to Deeb1764

Is he related to my middle son ? Told him I would buy anything from Sainsbury’s if he got a good report. Eldest sons marched to the chocolate isle middle son marched straight to the fish counter and wanted mackerel..🤢hate the smell of cooked fish in the house and mackerel is the worst

Deeb1764
Deeb1764 in reply to J1707

Oooh love mackerel we are fish fiends and sushi lovers x

J1707
J1707 in reply to Deeb1764

🤢🤮

Neonkittie17
Neonkittie17 in reply to J1707

I would be queasy with mackerel as it’s one fish I’m queasy about. A colleague used to stink the office/building out microwaving it. 😝

I would be delighted with the tuna! Our Tesco stopped selling fresh fish about a year of so ago. I’ve found a company locally who will deliver fresh fish though I’m glad to say.

Love that story and I love Tunnocks. However since hubby a chef we go in a shop and I turnaround and the shopping trolley is full I mean FULL he buys everything new he has not seen and I spend the time trying to get things back out the trolley. Thank god for delivery service keeps him in check!

J1707
J1707 in reply to Deeb1764

Like shopping with a toddler. Spent hours putting things back when mine were little. The worst was when I left them in the pushchair double buggy got home my nephew was sitting on his stash .😂middle son was about 18 months I put in in the car seat but couldn’t do up the seat belt ... why? A teddy stuffed under his coat . Had to go back to the shop embarrassed and ashamed the teddy was very expensive ... middle son was a nightmare.😂

😂😂😂

This has made my day 😂😂

This is a tiger sculpture I once saw...covered in Tunnocks (and some M&S) tea cake wrappers! Maybe your hubby and the artist could get some kind of mutual arrangement going? 🙂

J1707
J1707 in reply to LoneEra

Your a bad influence 😂

LoneEra
LoneEra in reply to J1707

😂😂😂

Green230461
Green230461 in reply to LoneEra

That is fantastic

I misread this as you were off shopping for a hubby? 🤣

J1707
J1707 in reply to bubblyalex

You worry me ba 😂😂

bubblyalex
bubblyalex in reply to J1707

Oh I am glad 🤣🥰

Pippy25
Pippy25 in reply to bubblyalex

That reminds me.... if you buy one do you get one free or can I redeem my points for one! Or in today's times can you just click and collect :-)

bubblyalex
bubblyalex in reply to Pippy25

🤣 .... I wonder 🤔🤣

Pippy25
Pippy25 in reply to bubblyalex

Knowing my luck and more so with this on line shopping I'd end up with a substitute or discontinued that bears no resemblance to what I asked for! :-)

bubblyalex
bubblyalex in reply to Pippy25

Lol I so know what you mean. 🥰🤣

Hilarious good to start the day laughing, sorry for you but a damned good laugh for us 🤣😂, thanks for sharing x

J1707
J1707 in reply to Durrell

My pleasure 😁

Bless his heart

J1707
J1707 in reply to Goldsky

Don’t feel sorry for him ... what about me !! 😂😂 the magical mystery shopping tour 😁

Loved reading all these posts 🤣🤣🤣 the tigers great to.

This really made me belly laugh ... so like my hubby. He’s not allowed in shops unaccompanied now either 😆😆😆

J1707
J1707 in reply to CagneysMum

😁gotta love them

Love it,

Love Tunnocks Teacakes, I used to stay in the town where they were made, when I walked past the factory, oh the smell of caramel wafting about was great. You realise I will have to add some to my shopping list this week. 😬

J1707
J1707 in reply to Lizard28

Blame my hubby .. first lockdown others panicked bought toilet paper.. my hubby Tunnocks 🙄

Lizard28
Lizard28 in reply to J1707

Hubby was correct as our supermarkets did not have any, I resorted to getting cheaper ones and they just weren’t the same. I sent my hubby to get me a bar of chocolate and he came back with £30 worth of chocolate. I didn’t complain as it kept me going for a while lol. He doesn’t even eat chocolate. Xx

J1707
J1707 in reply to Lizard28

Ahhh that’s love ❤️

Lizard28
Lizard28 in reply to J1707

He knows how to keep me sweet lol 🥰

J1707
J1707 in reply to Lizard28

I didn’t get anything 😂

Dark chocolate Tunnocks, will now be searching high and low on the web for them. Bet they are scrummy!

J1707
J1707 in reply to Wobbies

What has he started ???? 😂

Oh dear! My husband does the same with cheese.......

I would like a surprise car......can you rent out your hubby?Blue with grey interior and a sunroof........

Haha so funny I’m lucky my hubby does all the shopping we use click and collect and have done for quite some time. But he still buys too much I’m just glad he’s not going in the shop for ‘bargains’ or we would probably feed the street lol. Have to watch out for lots of extras being added though but haven’t ended up with your shopping bag yet instead of a loaf or bread haha.

We have to remember MEN in many ways are still little boys! What a riot! Never laughed so much!🤪🤣

Lol! I am still laughing. I went on Amazon and found the tea cakes! I ordered the milk choclate ones. Never had them before I'm from the US waiting in anticipation . They sound yummy. The also have the dark choclate ones. You get all types of information on this site. Even though your hubby was naughty. Aren't they all.🤪

J1707
J1707 in reply to Empress30

My hubby has a lot to answer for 😂😂😂 hope you enjoy them ... you nutter 😂😂 I like a nutter x

Empress30
Empress30 in reply to J1707

🤣🤪x

Just read this and laughed again 🌺

😂😂😂😂😂 made me laugh 😂

This was tame compared to the first lockdown 😂

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