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Apr 4Liked by Richard Partridge

Wow so many people leaving shopping lists around! Probably in grocery carts? Your found shopping lists make a “found poem”!

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Thank you Karen - once you start looking you can't miss these things...

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I haven't seen a mention of cod liver oil anywhere since...I can't remember when.

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Not just any cod liver oil, Paul : 'Extra high strength'

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My mother made me take it by the tablespoon many years ago

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Apr 4Liked by Richard Partridge

Hola , Gran Exploración Surrealista. Un Saludo.

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¡Gracias, ciertamente, algunos artículos extraños!

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" Pilgrim's Progress ? " It seems as though it's shrinking in 1 frame, then growing, then keeping to middle ground.

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It makes you wonder why you need a list at all for some of the shorter ones ...

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...i love lists...just got me thinking what would it be like to write a story but do it in a list form...could be a fun challenge...

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Totally - or make up a story made up of items from other people's lists!

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Apr 5Liked by Richard Partridge

Loved this! Have you read A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M Miller? This reminded me of that.

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Thank you! No, I haven't even heard of the book but a quick read of the synopsis has made me add it to my reading list. Thanks for the recommendation!

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One my dad read as a young man and always stuck with him, enough to recommend it to me! Science fiction and dystopia, I loved it!

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This was expected but clever and welcome! Thanks for sharing.

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You are welcome Daniel ...

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I assume you found those lists in your own archives. Thanks for letting us peek into the world of your eating habits. My favorite is “hard boiled egg, salt, pepper”.

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These were collected ( along with another 86 - I have 100 in all ) a good while back - I was tempted to slip a list of my own in - but none are my own works. And yes, I love 'Hard Boiled Egg' too!

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Apr 4Liked by Richard Partridge

The Milky Bars are on Steve! If they're 4 Steve, what is 4 drinks? Why does a shopping list get headed up "shopping list"? Do we need to be reminded it's a reminder?

I howled with laughter at some of these. Clearly, Sainsbury's is an emporium to wonder at. Did they ever get their mini sausages? What papers were purchased - had someone run out of "cigs" - written furtively to avoid saying the word out in full? And if it is in full, we then get abbreviated "rasberrys"? I wonder what a paracetamol sundae tastes like. And a monster -m-u-c-h- munch ...

Finally, is Sainsbury's Gold a judgment of what you need to shop there, something you buy there, or an assessment of the role they play in your life.

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I have come to see shopping lists as a beautifully intimate in their uninhibited and natural state which no-one expects some weirdo to go around collecting. I will always have 'Fresh Air Spray' as my favourite - I've hunted for it high and low with no luck to date ...

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Apr 4Liked by Richard Partridge

I've heard they're a danger to life and limb. But, you may just have found a gap in the market.

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Apr 4Liked by Richard Partridge

I like this style. Keep it up!

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Thank you Rick!

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Apr 4Liked by Richard Partridge

Very experimental, and cleanly done. Every photo portrays the subject the same, which gives the disharmonious notes a sense of cohesion. Nicely done.

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That's very kind of you Bethel.

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One my dad read as a young man and always stuck with him, enough to recommend it to me! Science fiction and dystopia, I loved it!

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