661-Pete wrote:I did go shopping today briefly. Some perishables we really did need. [...]
Likewise. It was the last fresh food market for the forseeable here today. Probably because some traders would already have ordered stock before last night's late announcement, the council sensibly allowed the market to proceed, but there were only food stalls and not even all of them, so they were well spaced out. People were queuing with a very large gaps. The same gappy queues could be seen outside banks and Boots, while Superdrug were operating their doors manually and they have a large store so there was not a queue.
After a quick grab of soup and a few other things in a bucket shop, I went to a supermarket in an attempt to restock long-life goods used over the last two weeks, but it was less shopping and more like a game of "food hide and seek". I feel the store had been hit by another round of panic buyers because, for example, the main area of tins of beans and so on were bare, but the world food ghetto which has some beans, often under unfamiliar names, still had them. In salted water rather than plain but close enough when there's no choice. Sadly, toilet roll isn't also stocked under some Caribbean Spanish name!
With any luck, next time I go shopping won't be just after Boris the Bringer of Panic flaps his chops and I'll be able to restock more long-life things.