Posted: 22/01/2018 at 15:15
Am I a rarity? I really enjoy going to the supermarket, it's like an Aladdin's cave full of goodies! I take a list and stick to it though or I'd run out of money.
When I'm in France I shop in a huge hypermarket where I can get everything I need. The problem in France is that all the shops are moving to the outskirts of town where the hypermarkets are and the town centres are dying, mostly banks, insurance companies and cafés.
When I'm in Norfolk I love going shopping in the small local towns, there is a really good selection of shops, the supermarkets are walking distance from the towns and the ironmongers are wonderful. I love Norwich city centre, the lovely market and all the big stores, M&S, John Lewis, nice restaurants, everything all together, big and small.
I don't like ordering stuff I can't see on the Internet, but occasionally I do if it's something I can't get locally. French Amazon is not a patch on English Amazon. Many French websites don't give prices, you have to ring them to find out the price! French bank cards can be weird, often won't work for Internet. I have to have a call from the bank on my mobile before my card can be accepted, but my mobile doesn't have a signal in my house.