The joy of shopping for bread

As I walk the short 2 minutes back to my house from the local supermarket eating a bar of the finest Swiss chocolate known to man (at the greatest cost), I realise that I am in fact cursed. I live in such a spot in St Albans that I cannot help but spend money. Yes, Ive not mentioned this directly before but we live by Waitrose. This has its pro’s and con’s it is by the very nature of the supermarket a nice place to live, if the shop ever sold out to Aldi, I’m sure my house price would plummet.
However, living here does cost far more than the house, rates and council tax I am being indirectly taxed by the John Lewis empire. Where else could you have the luxury of popping out for a loaf to bread but to return with handcrafted coffee beans and grouse for tea? As far, as my husband is concerned I should be banned from going out for a loaf of bread, especially as Ive managed to spend £426.99 in the last two months on this very thing. I could argue that its the small pleasures in life which are the finest. However, I’m sure we would both be half a stone lighter without all this bread.

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5 Responses

  1. Maternal Tales 5th April 2009 / 8:45 pm

    Ooh I could think of worse places to live… Sounds great! When I was a student (only a few years ago!) I lived near Waitrose too. Used to spend my monthly student allowance in a week. Sadly, we now live near Asda! Not quite the same…

  2. Karie 6th April 2009 / 5:43 pm

    I love Waitrose, but fortunately (or unfortunately!) I live in Highfield–so a bit of a stretch for a walk. I do, however, have my JL vice…and Ocado makes a personal delivery to my door twice a week. Almost as compulsive as living walking distance, but not quite. <br><br>Enjoy it…mmmm…bread.

  3. Suburban Mum 6th April 2009 / 7:54 pm

    That&#39;s a lot of grouse!<br><br>I love St Albans. Miss it actually. But then I&#39;m a snob.

  4. Richard Gillin 6th April 2009 / 11:27 pm

    That&#39;s a lot of bread, it has to be said…<br><br>… tried the bread stall in the market on a Saturday down near The Boot?

  5. Karie 8th April 2009 / 12:43 pm

    Ah yes, the bread seller by the Boot is gorgeous. They do a fabulous big pita bread that often sells out before I get there…<br><br>Still thinking about bread…

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