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FIRST ONLINE DELIVERY.....
Started by: Anne (3766)  Report abuse
.....from Iceland, excellent. Ordered yesterday under self isolating owing to age, although I feel fit enough to jump over the moon. I hope the other orders from other sources are as successful. Such a nuisance but seemingly necessary.

Posted by: Reditus (280) Report abuse
Jumping over the moon is all well and good, but what abouut landing?

Posted by: Anne (3766)  Report abuse
Easy.. good knee, ankle and hip joints in first class condition.

Posted by: Reditus (280) Report abuse
Tuck and roll, Anne.

Posted by: nanajacqui (2919)  Report abuse
Anne did you get a good selection of items other than frozen ? Is it spend £35 for free delivery?

Posted by: Anne (3766)  Report abuse
All but two items not delivered, those being soft scoop icecream and garlic bread rolls but was warned by email they were "out of stock". Well pleased by service.

Posted by: cordyline (5350)   Report abuse
Anne, we just tried to order as 'self isolating owing to age'
No slots available
Will try tomorrow
Mrs C has been trying Iceland for a week but without success

Our kind neighbour has been bringing us food but she is shopping for two other dependants as well; so we are keen to get online shopping

Posted by: berylh (1902) Report abuse
I think I need to try this out. Although my neighbours are being very helpful and considerate it seems a little unfair to expect it for the long hall. Don't know who to use yet though

Posted by: Anne (3766)  Report abuse
I have two more deliveries arranged from Asda, one for Tuesday, one for next Monday. The first one was booked approximately three weeks ago the second a few day later. I was absolutely amazed by the Iceland booking as I had also been trying for almost ten days or so. Have any of you registered online with any of the stores?

Posted by: cordyline (5350)   Report abuse
We are waiting for an Asda delivery, another eight days to wait

Posted by: cordyline (5350)   Report abuse
Managed to get an order in with Iceland

Coming tomorrow
Anne; thanks for tip off

Posted by: Domino (79) Report abuse
Family have been getting what we need,our cars not moved for about a week,battery charger on standby.

Posted by: nanajacqui (2919)  Report abuse
Just booked a slot for tomorrow with Iceland & first 13 items I chose are out of stock so no delivery for me

Posted by: John Peters (480)  Report abuse
Domino
Turn your car over once a day

Posted by: nanajacqui (2919)  Report abuse
Just ordered from Englands Butcher Pemberton,waiting for delivery

Posted by: Anne (3766)  Report abuse
Had my first delivery from Asda this morning. Eggs and their store baked unsliced bread seem the difficult items, everything else ok.

Posted by: priscus (8244) Report abuse
Consumed my last slice of bread today. (I don't buy sliced)

Five days old, so had it as French Toast to soften it up.

But the good news is that I have managed to get some fresh yeast. Bread machine will not work with fresh yeast, so either this evening, or 4-00 am tomorrow (if I want it in time for breakfast) will be bread-baking.

Posted by: nanajacqui (2919)  Report abuse
I had a delivery from England Butchers yesterday (ordered 9am delivered 4pm) I bought 10 lamb steaks £52.90 which I thought very expensive they'd better be good @ £5.29 each

Posted by: cordyline (5350)   Report abuse
Jac, what weight are they ?

How much is their Steak ?

Posted by: nanajacqui (2919)  Report abuse
cordy it says on my receipt 2.206kg @ £23.98/kg

Posted by: Domino (79) Report abuse
Thanks John Peter's,I have a ctek charger and I will use it about every 5 days to keep it charged up,trouble with running the engine for a short time,the starter motor uses quite a bit,it's not good for the engine.

Posted by: priscus (8244) Report abuse
I have a ctek. They are good aren't they. In past, I have done same - kept battery charged bowt disconnecting, which you can do safely with the ctek, but as it is unclear for how long these restrictions will prevail, I have switched and removed battery to keep it on maintenance charge. Will slip it in and run engine twice a week to keep lubed that which needs to be.

Posted by: Domino (79) Report abuse
They are good Priscus,my battery is too heavy for me to keep removing,but several hours on charge will do,the only charger I know of which you can leave on charge all the time,I leave the quick connectors on the battery all the time.

Posted by: tonker (21280)   Report abuse
It's not a good idea to keep starting your engine. Just leave it alone until you use it again. It causes damage, especially with a modern engine.

Don't believe myths!

Posted by: Reditus (280) Report abuse

Posted by: cordyline (5350)   Report abuse
thanks jac
Mrs C says that price is to be expected

Posted by: broady (15731)   Report abuse
Are your batteries up to scratch. I often leave mine for a month in the garage in Winter ( in extreme outside temps) and it has never failed to start. I have had more failures in Summer. Invariably it needed changing.

Posted by: priscus (8244) Report abuse
I currently do 3.3 miles per week, which is my single journey essentials shopping. It is enough to get the engine hot, but not sufficient to keep the battery charged.

Posted by: tonker (21280)   Report abuse
Get a trickle-charger that you can leave connected 24/7 if you're worried. They aren't expensive.
Some modern cars will empty a battery in three or four days if left.

Posted by: Reditus (280) Report abuse
Trickle chargers are old hat now, Tonker. The newer models are called Intelligent chargers

Posted by: tonker (21280)   Report abuse
It's only a trickle charger. Only it's capable of automatically reverting to discharge, then trickle charging again. That's all they are, I've got a couple of them.

Posted by: priscus (8244) Report abuse
Which is what the ctek is, that started this discussion.

Posted by: broady (15731)   Report abuse
If I only drove 3.3 miles a week it would be goodbye car, hello taxi.

Posted by: priscus (8244) Report abuse
Not easy to get a taxi in these circumstances. There are some, but shoppers waiting in queue for about an hour to get their shopping home.

And I don't fancy breaking the social distancing by sharing the space with the driver.

Posted by: tonker (21280)   Report abuse
Priscus, yes, they are a low power charger and are good for keeping your battery in order when it's not in use. It does reduce the life of the battery though, if used too much.
I have an Optimate, which was dear. I have one, just a black box, which was £6 + vat. They both do the same thing although the £6 black box one is left connected for a month at a time, over in Spain, and it's not failed me yet!

Posted by: basil brush (13825) Report abuse
I bought 10 lamb steaks £52

For that price I'd expect them to be cooked by filthy mouth Ramsey.

Posted by: broady (15731)   Report abuse
Enjoy NJ. Good lamb worth every penny. Have a few racks of lamb in the freezer. May have one in the next couple of days. Every so often a local store does a BOGO offer and we stock up then.

Posted by: tonker (21280)   Report abuse
Ah., but can your Lamb Steaks charge a battery? No! So, that makes my £6 battery charger a better buy!

Posted by: broady (15731)   Report abuse
Lots of folks here have block heaters Tonker. Bet you havenít got one of those.

Posted by: tonker (21280)   Report abuse
No. But I've got tyre warmers though!

Posted by: nanajacqui (2919)  Report abuse
Well the lamb steak was to die for,I'll use them again,I tried B&M Butchers last year & Sirloin steak was so tough I made a stew with it,absolute rubbish

Posted by: jathbee (10131) Report abuse
I have never been disappointed with England's meats.
It's like they say "You get what you pay for"

Posted by: basil brush (13825) Report abuse
They should be for that price, awwwww, mentioned b&ms, I wonder why

Posted by: nanajacqui (2919)  Report abuse
Stalker.........because it was crap

Posted by: basil brush (13825) Report abuse
REALLY!!!!!

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Posted by: tonker (21280)   Report abuse
Any form of meat is going to be hit and miss. It's a natural product.

Posted by: firefox (1476) Report abuse
I buy my chicken breasts from B&M's.

Posted by: firefox (1476) Report abuse
I did try their steak though and wasn't impressed, too much water and not enough flavour.

Posted by: nanajacqui (2919)  Report abuse
Glad it's not just me FF

Posted by: basil brush (13825) Report abuse
I don't like there steak, don't each much of it.

Posted by: tonker (21280)   Report abuse
Short story .... a few years ago, some of the lads went to Las Vegas for a week. Tommy was one of 'em .... anyway, first evening, after arriving late on, they went to a local bar/club to test the water. As they walked through the door they were confronted by two doormen, one of them said (in an American accent), "heyyyy, d'you guys wan'any 'chicken'"?
To which Tommy replied, "reet, aye, well, we've just had a meal tha'sees, so we're not hungry. Thanks anyroad"!

It's only funny if you can imagine Tommy saying it, all mixed up, laaaaike!

 
 
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