When you least expect it

Ages ago, my blogging mate Peter romandespatches  sent me these photos.

He had been meandering through a cemetery in England, when his eye was caught by a flash of white on the grass. 

Luckily he stopped for  a closer look, and found this:

It’s a bit hard to decipher what was on this shopping list, and we are left to ponder how it came to be lost/discarded in a cemetery.

Here are my best guesses:

  • milk
  • double cream 75 ml
  • 1/2 fat (?) fresh 75 ml
  • no idea
  • some medication 50 mg
  • flat leaf parsley
  • chicken

Thank you for thinking of us, Peter.

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  1. Just wanted to pop in and say Hey to you!
    I hope you are doing well.
    Sending ❤️ and (((HUGS))) your way today! 🙂

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  2. Andante

    Hope you’re okay still Yvonne.
    Andante

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  3. HA! I’m getting my grocery list ready today for shopping tomorrow. Nothing weird or puzzling on it…just “boring” 😉 stuff like onions, carrots, almond milk, grapes…
    Maybe I’ll add “rope” and “gumption” and see what I find in the store! 😉
    (((HUGS))) and hope you are well and smiling! 🙂

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  4. Caroline Jones

    Dear Yvonne, I hope you are OK. So many things here in Venice remind me of you often (not least “Yvonne’s bottom”!), as well as my lovely cosy red socks. Love from the 3 of us.

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  5. Had you on my mind and am hoping all is well!
    Leaving some (((HUGS))) and love for you here! 🙂

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  6. What about you YvOnne,. I have just re-read a post from 2018 in which you were proposing yourrself to be my nurse for the dialysis at the hospital !! ! 🙂
    Love ❤
    Michel

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  7. What about you, Yvonne ?
    Love ❤
    Michel

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  8. I think of you so often. Hope all is well.
    Just wanted to stop by to share some (((HUGS)))

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  9. Shelley

    Hey Yvonne … just dropping in to say I hope you had a beautiful Christmas and New Year and you’re staying cheery among all the Argh out there. 🙂 Take good care and here’s to This Too Shall Pass. x0x

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  10. I hope you are enjoying the holidays, SweetYvonne! 🙂
    ❤ and (((HUGS))) 🙂

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  11. Just me. Just thinking of you. Hope all is well! Are you out shopping!? 😉 😀
    I’m doing as little shopping as I can get away with! 😉
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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  13. How are you doing?
    Just stopping by with love, hugs, pats, and rubs…pass them out accordingly! 😉 Between human-beans and Minx! 🙂

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  14. Hi Yvonne! We used to be in touch when we both read and commented on Cynthia’s posts. I do miss her so much. How have you been? (I am in Sydney by the way) I should send you some of my own shopping lists! They will make interesting reads!

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    • Hi to you. Every so often, I come across one of Cynthia’s intelligent comments inan old post. It never fails to make me recall her voice.
      I rarely post these days, but one of yourshopinglist might bring me out of my cocoon.
      In NE Victoria, it seems we have had restrictions forever!

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  15. Just stopping by today with ❤ and (((HUGS))) 🙂
    Can you believe it's October!?!? 🙂

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  16. Just me…Just thinking about you…Just wishing you well.
    How you doing? How are things going?
    ❤ (((HUGS))) 🙂

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  17. Just wanted to say Hey! How are you doing?
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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  18. Just stoppin’ in to ask How are you? And to leave you some (((HUGS))) 🙂

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  19. I love shopping lists so much I leave them at home.

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  20. Hi Yvonne,
    we supopose, the word is ‘parmesan’.
    We have the attitude that we have to read every piece of paper lost or thrown away. The surrounding of the cemetery makes it, of course, to seem more meaningful.
    Thanks for sharing
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  21. Wonderful location for a find

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  22. Yes, a big thank you to Peter…for sharing this fun list!
    Hmm…wonder if someone dropped it or it blew there on a windy day. ??? 🙂 It looks like it’s been battered about or stepped on.
    I think combining some of those items together would make a delicious meal! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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  23. Definitely Parmesan shavings. I think also 75ml Crème fraîche but it looks as though the writer had a couple of attempts at spelling it. Pancetta is a possibility as is Panna cotta, but 50g? An odd value.

    The shopping list could have been at the bottom of a carrier bag, I take one to the cemetery so that I can carry the dead flowers to the bin easier. 🙂

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  24. I turned it left, I turned it right, I blew it up and shrunk it down. I got Parmesan on top of what you gave. But, as in ancient Egypt where the dead people took groceries for the journey in the afterlife, I can’t imagine anyone wanting to take Parmesan.

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  25. Jean Difford

    I think it’s Parmesan shavings.

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  26. I think Peter is on the money.

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  27. Thanks very much, Yvonne.

    I’d clearly not read it properly as it’s given us some mysteries, hasn’t it?

    I think the outstanding items are:
    Possibly half-fat cream?
    Parmesan shavings

    I think the 50g is pancetta rather than medication.

    They are surely making an Italian dish?!

    Peter.

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  28. Is the fourth item parmesan? Although I can’t make out the second word.

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  29. I can’t decipher any of it either it almost looks like it’s been put there for someone to photograph and send it across the oceans just for you

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    • Thank goodness Peter stumbled on it, eh?

      I tried again to use the photo you took in Tassie, but i still got a message saying ‘Invalid image’ Phooey.

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