Friday, 9 May 2014

Guest Post: Trying Morrisons Supermarket

A guest post from the lovely Paula:

"When we first moved to the UK 12 years ago and began searching for what would become our Supermarket of choice, I'd always been impressed with Morrisons. The spectacular fresh produce display, the tempting bakery, the skilled butchers and a deli that wouldn't be out of place on a posh high street! But, at the time, it was out of our price range. So we settled on Asda. 

However, after reading Becky's posts and especially her Instagram photos of the fabulous food she'd been sampling:



with the promise that Morrisons was now cheaper, we decided to give it a try.  We went into our local branch, Sutton-In-Ashfield, which is on my way home from work.  We'd picked a perfect time - it was quiet and mostly child-free - but unlike most other supermarkets at this time, the shelves weren't empty with pallets of stock laying around.  

Market Street is my favourite part and I could resist stocking up on several bags of fruit at £1 each! I love how they keep their produce moist and appealing.  And such a selection!  

As we are both working parents and our lads are both studying for A levels, we do have to rely on ready meals a few times a week. We picked some Chinese ones, good portions and a very competitive price.  We also treated ourselves to a family meal of £6 which we can't wait to try - at that price, it doesn't have to be a weekend treat!

We also managed to fine Galtee White Pudding - an Irish staple that we've never found in the UK before and along with some eggs and Granary bread, that's what the boss and I had for dinner.  Followed by Bramley apple pie with no soggy bottom in sight!


The girl on the till explained about the Payback Bonus and we got out first coupon so we'll definitely be going back for our family shop in the coming weeks to get our £10 off our bumper shop at the end of the month! And 10p off every litre of petrol so it's win/win!"

16 comments:

  1. Coombe Mill (Fiona)12 May 2014 19:56

    Great that you are all out and exercising together and having fun too! I'm sure with your guidance he will do brilliantly, thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

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  2. Coombe Mill (Fiona)12 May 2014 19:59

    It does look very cosy in the tent - not sure there will be room for you though! Our children are always camping out - even in the garden they find it a bit adventure. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

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  3. I fitted in OK this weekend! thanks for hosting

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  4. it wasn't all that expensive really this time - need to do more next week..

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  5. well done on the smoking - good luck on the fizzy, I am off booze now until my cousin's wedding at the end of the month...

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  6. it was all so yummy - need to go buy some more :-)

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  7. ours now drying out in the car after our full weekend together! need some guaranteed sun to drape it in the garden..

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  8. Sounds like you had a fantastic time too :-)

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  9. ♫ Alison M ♪14 May 2014 12:07

    I must get out running again. Its great you all go together

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  10. Merlinda Little14 May 2014 18:58

    It is my dream for us to go on a camping! I want to sleep on a tent with my family but we cant afford a tent yet. This is so nice! They look really happy and cozy in there =) #countrykids

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  11. this was £50 so not too expensive :-)

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  12. I love that you can get out with the kids. When did they start joining you on runs? We are a long way off that I imagine but be good to know how you got them into it for when my two are older! Might motivate me a bit more when they start overtaking me!

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  13. He just started! They scooted until they couldn't keep up. My daughter cycles though as she hates running...

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