A blogging friend, who has a very fertile imagination and many talents, sent us this shopping list. Thank you Bruce Almighty.
Bruce wrote: “Yvonne – here is a shopping list that I picked up from a shopping cart this morning in Stratford, New Zealand. It is written on both sides: red and blue/black. Use or not as you wish. Presumably (without being sexist) one side is the husband and one side is the wife??” (Bruce later retracted this statement, having decided the writing was from one person.)
“The red writing says “90% in Eltham”. Eltham is a town just south of Stratford. I presume your readers wouldn’t have a clue about that!” (*) He probably presumes correctly.
The New Zealand government is offering a subsidy on ceiling and underfloor insulation and also efficient heaters to low income home owners, which explains the planned purchases written in red ink.
The other side of the paper is a pretty normal top-up list for many of us. (Except no vegemite in this household, please.)
(*) Read all about the beautiful area where Bruce lives, here: https://www.newzealand.com/au/stratford/
The next knock he hears on his door might be a visitor or two from Australia!