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Author Topic: If you wanted to buy something from Australia in which UK shop would you buy it?  (Read 502 times)

Offline Cosmos

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Hypothetically, were you to desire some kind of Australian product, is there a particular shop in the UK where you would expect to be able to buy it?
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Hypothetically, were you to desire some kind of Australian product, is there a particular shop in the UK where you would expect to be able to buy it?

I've wracked my brains, cudgelled my grey matter to a pulp.  I've pondered and I've thought...and all I can come up with is "What on earth would I want to buy from Australia?"

No offence meant Cos but...I've already got me a boomerang...don't want a didgeridoo...don't have a mad desire to scoff down a kangaroo steak in eucalyptus jus...and I can get a can of Forster's lager practically everywhere in Britain if I really wanted to drink cold koala pee, which I don't...and Australian wines are already colonising British supermarket shelves so they're no problem getting hold of.

One thing I wouldn't mind buying is some decent spotty Aborigine art and I know I can get that off the Internet. And while I'm online I might even buy a dozen jars of Vegemite for Mrs P-K who is a Marmite freak.

So the answer is that I'd buy whatever it was from Amazon or online.
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Hypothetically, were you to desire some kind of Australian product, is there a particular shop in the UK where you would expect to be able to buy it?

I've wracked my brains, cudgelled my grey matter to a pulp.  I've pondered and I've thought...and all I can come up with is "What on earth would I want to buy from Australia?"

No offence meant Cos but...I've already got me a boomerang...don't want a didgeridoo...don't have a mad desire to scoff down a kangaroo steak in eucalyptus jus...and I can get a can of Forster's lager practically everywhere in Britain if I really wanted to drink cold koala pee, which I don't...and Australian wines are already colonising British supermarket shelves so they're no problem getting hold of.

One thing I wouldn't mind buying is some decent spotty Aborigine art and I know I can get that off the Internet. And while I'm online I might even buy a dozen jars of Vegemite for Mrs P-K who is a Marmite freak.

So the answer is that I'd buy whatever it was from Amazon or online.

Thanks for answering this question .

Is Australian wool still available in the UK? Or has it been ousted by something cheaper from the EU?

Vegemite is quite a bit different to Marmite . Most Australians who like it only have on toast at breakfast .
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Is Austrian wool still available in the UK?   It must be! It has to be but, Cos, when I buy a woolly sweater it just says "100% Wool" on the label - doesn't say a bean about whether the wool came from happy little sheep wandering around  Woomarooma or Goolagongville or anywhere else in Australia.

We do of course produce our own wool in Britain and there is a  great drive to use locally produced food, wool etc before imported stuff.  Too bad anything coming from Australia here arrives with a bliddy humungous-sized carbon footprint but that's not your fault.

On the subject of the noble Vegemite...Mrs P-K says "On toast. On bread. On her eggy soldiers. In a stew. Anywhere you can put Marmite you can put Vegemite!"  The only trouble is she buys industrial sized jars of Marmite so I can't see her/me buying Vegemite anywhere soon, online or anywhere else.
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