My daughter staged an intervention and took me to Boston yesterday , we didnt warn Mr BH just ..byeeeeee as we left the building , hes on clingy child at the moment and driving me mad , we went out yesterday and he found that hes struggling to even do the hand controls on his buggy , so the sulk is upon us , his condition is degenerative , he knows this ,but every step along that road fills him with despair .
So my daughter went to court and i went for a little hobble round Boston, its not changed a lot in the last year , still full of Eastern European veg workers , but it has a good selection of Polish supermarkets some quite large , so being me i posed as a Polish granny and visited a few , they are wonderful , theres huge butchery and deli counters and one even had a bakery that was gorgeous . I picked up bags of dried stuff for the store cupboard that was cheaper than the ethnic aisle in the big UK supermarkets , and stuff to try just because it looked interesting... lol
Then i did a muslim fruit and veg shop, again wonderful selection , its cucumbers with everything this week they were so cheap..lol ..but its the service that you notice, theyre polite they will lift and carry stuff for you , suggest alternatives etc etc .. I quite liked having a big smiling beardy bloke carrying my shopping basket , so different to the surly service in chain UK supermarkets. There are small independent shops that are English that provide excellent service but theyre few and far between where even small towns have excellent ethnic shops these days , give them a try its not all Vodka and dodgy fags