Easier when you know how…

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Easier to book a flight to here than do an online supermarket shop!

I can book flights, buses, train rides, coast-hugging catamaran journeys and sort out travel insurance, car insurance and road rescue cover online without too much trouble, even though I use Apple rather than Windows machines.

Yes, there were problems recently regarding a set of rail tickets, but that was down to details of bus replacement services not being explained in full online rather than different machines talking to each other.

But the most frustrating thing this week has been trying to sort out an online supermarket shop for the first time.

The car is sat outside wisepacking towers at the moment thanks to the clutch breaking last week somewhere near Ilkley Moor.

So no supermarkets sweeps for us until the car gets repaired, but yours truly came up with the bright idea of doing our monthly shop online rather than hitting our preferred supermarket – Lidl.

After three attempts on three different supermarket sites, I gave up in frustration, had lunch and then went back to it once more.

This second attempt got the job done, but will I be doing it again?

I don’t think so somehow – once the car’s sorted and back on the road, it’s back to pushing a trolley up the aisle when there’s shopping to be done!

Give me booking flights or holiday stuff anytime!

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About Keith Rickaby

Fiftysomething writer and occasional photographer who has worked in both the tailoring trade and the outdoor/travel clothing, equipment and footwear game. Past lives include working as an outdoor instructor, managing three bands and doing PR work through an agency or my own contacts. Was a student in the mid-90s and whilst I'm originally from the North East, I'm now firmly based in't Yorkshire...
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