Friday, 16 November 2007

Pure Joy

I remember having the romantic idea that strolling to the market and/or butcher and/or cheese monger and/or roots & fruits market and/or wine shop would be fun; an adventure. Well, don't get me wrong, I still like those little shops and go on a regular basis, but oh what a joy it is to buy in BULK when you have 4 growing boys! I joined a friend on a journey to Costco yesterday and will admit that I couldn't help myself but to hop up and down upon finding many things that make our lives easier. Alleluia! I am trying to be mindful of waste and really we have no storage, but paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, Ziplocs and Starbucks coffee, we really can't have enough in this household! and no offense to the butcher or the local grocer, but something larger than a half pound chicken is what the MacNicols need at dinner time! Not to mention it's a lot more economical to buy in bulk when the good ole american dollar is half of a GBP. And guess what, they had Amy's Burritos in the frozen food section! So I thought I'd let you all know, I can buy in bulk in Scotland. Now I just need a third refrigerator!


John said...

Hi Gwen and Scott and Entire MaCNicol Clan! I'm sitting in Janice's snug Austin apt catching up on your updates from the Old Country! What fun!!!

We'll be thinking of you all when we spend Thanksgiving week in Austin this year - especially with ice cream stops at the Whole Foods HQ, cool new riverside parks, and amazing sunset happy hours over Lake Travis and the Hill Country.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and love to you all!!! John

Vanessa said...

Hi, Gwen! I am doing a pre-Thanksgiving run to Costco with a friend tonight, actually, and I'm weirdly excited about it. (Maybe it is just getting out of the house, as boys have the full week off and most of my sitters are out of town, too?)

Anyway, I'm smiling when I think of you with that huge buggy of stuff, esp. those many bags of Starbucks coffee and those Ziploc bags. Now you can make those yummy omelettes-in-a-baggie!

Happy Thanksgiving to the sweet Nicol Five!

Love, Vanessa