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Going to the shops
Jackie: we’re talking about where we do our shopping.
Richard: Yes, our regular shopping, food shopping er... groceries, things for the house, stuff like that.
Jackie: I would say, Richard, that the main place that we go to is the... the local market.
Richard: The weekly market, every Thursday, yes. Jackie: Yeah. Um... and what do we go there for?
Richard: Er... vegetables of course, [Jackie: Fruit] in season, fruit er... fish. Jackie: Locally... locally caught fish.
Richard: Locally caught delicious fish, yes. Jackie: And again cheese, local cheese.
Richard: Um... yes, salads, salad things, all the basics, um...
Jackie: The most popular things that we need [Richard: Yes] Yeah. So we usually go to just four stalls, don’t we?
Jackie: It’s the lady who sells the vegetables. Richard: The lady who sells the fruit.
Jackie: The lady who sells the fish. Richard: And the lady who sells the cheese.
Jackie: Oh, yeah, and... and... and the lady who sells the bread. Richard: The bread as well, of course.
Jackie: The bread lady. And of course because it’s a market we always pay with cash, don’t we?
Richard: We do. And often after the market we also actually go to the supermarket as well, which is not too far away.
Jackie: It’s a small, local supermarket, isn’t it?
Richard: So there we usually buy things like milk.
Jackie: Yes, more day-to-day things, yeah, milk, perhaps bread, wine and beer.
Richard: Yes, and maybe things that we’d forgotten, last minute things. And also um... tins of things or... or bottles.
Richard: Packets, yes.
Jackie: And there we pay, usually, with our credit card. Richard: Yes
Jackie: So those are the two places we go to on a regular basis but I would say that every few weeks our big, main shopping, is done in a large supermarket in the,... in the big town that’s near us.
Richard: Yes. We don’t go there very often because it is much further away, it takes us about 40 minutes to get there in the car.
Jackie: Yeah, so I think when we are there therefore we always do a big shop don’t we and we get a much greater variety of things, don’t we? I mean not just local stuff but for example, not local cheese, we’ll get the Parmesan or English cheddar cheese.
Richard: Yes, coffee, I like to get from that supermarket as well.
Jackie: Yeah, it’s funny because we usually have a fairly small list of things we want to buy, we end up with a huge trolley full of stuff.
Richard: The trolley is packed.
Jackie: But it’s not just food though, is it Richard? Of course we... we buy stuff from the house there too, so, I mean, even sheets and pillows.
Richard: Yes, and cleaning things as well, lots of those sorts of things. Jackie: Yeah, more household things I’m thinking about, like glassware,
Richard: Pots and pans maybe.
Jackie: Things for the dogs, dog food. Richard: Yes, definitely.
Jackie: And they have quite a good clothes section there.
Richard: Now... now the difference with the big supermarket of course is we use their storecard, don’t we?
Jackie: Yeah, they give us quite good discounts. Now but what’s very popular in the UK is for people to do their supermarket shopping online. But that’s not possible for us, is it?
Richard: That would be nice though, getting things delivered to the door, but no, not for us.
Jackie: So what about you? Where do you do your shopping and how often do you go?
Richard: We’d love to hear from you.