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sean
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 07 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

hedgewitch wrote:


Are they nice and normal in Devon, then?


Relative to people who'd drive to another town to avoid being seen entering Aldi or Lidl? Yes. Obviously they'll all drive sodding miles to get to Tesco, but that's a different form of psychosis.

Rosa



Joined: 10 Sep 2006
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Location: Hampshire
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 07 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

hedgewitch wrote:


Are they nice and normal in Devon, then?


"Devon knows"

hedgewitch



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 07 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

sean wrote:
hedgewitch wrote:


Are they nice and normal in Devon, then?


Relative to people who'd drive to another town to avoid being seen entering Aldi or Lidl? Yes. Obviously they'll all drive sodding miles to get to Tesco, but that's a different form of psychosis.


Well, here in Derbyshire they are quite happy with a Co-op "2 for 1" offer where it's actually cheaper to buy the items separately than together.

JB



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 07 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Penny wrote:
Also I notice cloches for 2.99 (


I bought a number of those in the past. Unfortunately they were truly useless. Extremely flimsy plastic sheeting and brittle plastic roads that collapsed and broke at the slightest provocation. Probably worth spending a little more for something more durable.

sean
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 07 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

JB wrote:
brittle plastic roads


What were you expecting for 2.99, a six lane tarmac superhighway?
Sorry. It's my inner proof-reader emerging.

JB



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 07 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

sean wrote:
JB wrote:
brittle plastic roads


What were you expecting for 2.99, a six lane tarmac superhighway?
Sorry. It's my inner proof-reader emerging.


Just because I can spell, doesn't mean I can type!

Lloyd



Joined: 24 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 07 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I must say, I was pleasantly surprised when doing the monthly shop in Lidl for the first time, at the quality as well as price. Items such as cooked brown crab, whole, a fiver. A new and very nice shower riser unit under fifteen quid. Stuffed squid in American sauce...two quid. And that's the luxury items. Routine daily living essentials are so cheap they leave more cash in the wallet with which you can be a paragon of virtue elsewhere.

Fee



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 07 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Baking stuff in Lidl from tomorrow (22nd)!

dougal



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 07 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Worth a trip for the 4.99 digital scales (5kg max, 1g precision).

I wouldn't bother with the baking tins, (wait for the silicone), but if anyone was considering a breadmaking machine....

frewen



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 07 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Well this is all fine but I'm not allowed in Supermarkets

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