Its a great relief to lose our dependence on the 14 mile round trip to Sir Morrisons and replace it with a 14 minute return journey to the Coop via a vegetable shop, two bakeries, a delicatessen, a hardware store, an electronic goods emporium, several convenience spots, three takeaways, a brilliant Chemist, two newsagents, a large post office with several watering holes and coffee places to break the tedium, both coming and going. The Coop is not that exhaustive but it is certainly not exhausting-a three person check out queue is unusual, most people seem to just have hand baskets to pay for and alright, there are not 27 different types of Brown Sauce, but you can generally find what you need, if not entirely what you want. Lots of organic stuff and a dearth of 'customer announcements' as are the bane of Sir M's.
And no caravanners.
I was extolling the virtues of Duns shopping to a fellow incomer, but with browner knees, having moved here from Embra 15 years ago.(So he is up to the 'D' in Dinger)
'Couldn't agree less' he said. 'Shops are rubbish. Thank goodness for on line shopping. Weekly order to Tescos, bring it around, help us unpack and it is all very reasonable'
'But what can't you get in Duns that you really need?' I enquired
'You mentioned it!
27 varieties of Brown Sauce'
( Sorry no image -I tried Flickr with the following result:
"We couldn't find any results matching Duns and Co-op.
Would you like to try a search for farm, switzerland, zurich, chicken or chickens instead?"
AS the Arabs would say : الكبيرة للتسوق في الجمعية التعاونيه*
* (rough translation) Great marketing in the Co-operative Society-Google translation)
Labels: Duns, Shopping, Sir Morrison's, The Coop