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jema
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 05 12:23 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

moggins wrote:
Judith I am jealous. I'm hoping to save enough money this year that I can hit the christmas markets with the other half.

Jema, if you don't like Lidl, do you have an Aldi near you? It's very similar but has a much larger range, I do prefer Aldi and they have just opened one up near us.


There is an Aldi on the other side of town, have yet to go there, as it is quite a way. I think I might have been unlucky with Lidl.

judith



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 05 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We don't have Lidl or Aldi anywhere close, but I will happily visit either if we are passing one. I can't imagine doing all my shopping there, but we use them to stock up on tinned fish, cheapish beer, tissues and some of the typically German stuff like Knödelsuppe or those gingerbready biscuit things whose name completely escapes me just now!

Edited to say that Aldi's pumpernickel is vile, though. Far too salty.

Bugs



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 05 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lebkuchen. Yum yum. Or pfeffernuesse.

Mmmm.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 05 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lidl also have stuff going in on monday 7th - I bags the cheapie soaker hose (have planned a visit to my nan specially, as we don't have a lidl!)

judyofthewoods



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 05 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Spekulatius mm my favourite
I missed out on the soaker hose last time round (they usually repeat offers every so often), it was a very popular one, so get there early.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 05 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

jema wrote:
... but Lidl has always struck me as pretty dismal

It doesn't offer a particularly positive retail "experience" but they do have some good stuff. Check out the chocolate, the chocolate biscuits, the... OK the charcouterie, cleaning products, nuts...
The hardware specials rotate annually, but some things show up a few times a year, and there are also seasonal food specials like Pannetone...

jema
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 05 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dougal wrote:
jema wrote:
... but Lidl has always struck me as pretty dismal

It doesn't offer a particularly positive retail "experience" but they do have some good stuff. Check out the chocolate, the chocolate biscuits, the... OK the charcouterie, cleaning products, nuts...
The hardware specials rotate annually, but some things show up a few times a year, and there are also seasonal food specials like Pannetone...


I think you kind of highlight the point for me, given the lack of butchers and greengrocers in Swindon, I look for these things being good in a supermarket. I don't go to them looking for more esoteric things.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 05 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Only a day to go - the excitement is driving me nuts!

judith



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 05 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bugs wrote:
Lebkuchen.


Them's the chaps. Thanks!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 05 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:
Lidl also have stuff going in on monday 7th
Just had a look at the website and now I've got two lidl days out to look forward to . I'm so excited - I'll be first in the queue. Maybe we should arrange coach trips to lidl

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 05 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've just got to get my car working in time, I got in it this morning to go to the scrap yard to get my window regulator and the battery was as flat as a pancake

cab



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 05 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've just pickes up an Aldi flyer on the way home. They're getting self assemly plastic greenhouses in on the 3rd. 1.2m long, 1.25m wide, 1.2m high. Roll up zip door, reinforced PVC plastic. Held down with lots of tent pegs.

A penny under thirty quid.

Sound like a good deal?

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 05 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Excellent - I had something very similar until it was the victim of a hit and run. it isn't huge and it won't last for ever, but it'll do very nicely for a few tomatoes, aubergines, peppers, chillis and sweetcorn.

I don't think we've got an Aldi either. Humph!

moggins



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 05 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wellington, if you have a Poundstretcher or a Wilkinsons near you, you can get pretty much the same thing for similar prices.

It doesn't look like I'm going to make Aldi on Thursday, I'll be stuck in waiting for workmen again

jema
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 05 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

moggins wrote:
Wellington, if you have a Poundstretcher or a Wilkinsons near you, you can get pretty much the same thing for similar prices.


Forgot Wilkinsons, who can be good, but equally they can sell crap. I have had stuff from them fall apart It is the good old, it is cheaper to pay for quality argument again!

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