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26 October 2010 @ 07:59 pm
Packing, packing, packing ...  
Of on the epic journey from the anitpodes to the podes tomorrow, but I have just been struck by something.

For anyone seeking to understand how living in modern Australia is increasingly a productive balance between the West and the Orient, I have just waxed my Barbour jacket and ironed my furoshiki.

In my only disturbing travel news, I have been to four shops and been unable to source bags of Violet Crumble! WOE!
 
 
 
Meredyth: Arthur Sadfacemeredyth_13 on October 26th, 2010 09:10 am (UTC)
If you were waxing your furry-shiki I'd want photos.

Also, yeah - apparently the factory that made the small sized violet crumbles closed down or something a couple of months ago. They can still make the bars, but not the bite sized (or so Cherry was told).

Haven't been any bulk bags in teh stores for ages - it makes me cry. :(
blamebramptonblamebrampton on October 26th, 2010 09:30 am (UTC)
THIS IS A DISASTER!!! WHY HAS IT NOT BEEN IN THE PAPERS AND PETITIONS CIRCULATED???!
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(no subject) - vertelemming on October 26th, 2010 10:52 am (UTC) (Expand)
ecosopherecosopher on October 26th, 2010 09:11 am (UTC)
Oh, I know! I was looking to send some to NaNo buddies in the US and couldn't find any (only bars, and that won't do for sharing, really).
blamebramptonblamebrampton on October 26th, 2010 09:31 am (UTC)
I bought 16 bars at Coles. It may not be enough ...

I blame the Coalition! (Either of them, I've ceased to care.)
It's that Bucket woman!: can't sleep humans will eat mecuria_regis on October 26th, 2010 09:13 am (UTC)
I bought a bag of Violet Crumble only a few weeks ago... and then realised I liked Crunchies a lot better. *sigh*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on October 26th, 2010 09:32 am (UTC)
Heretic! And Violet Crumble hoarder :-P (;-) in case that's not blindingly obvious)
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Brissygirlbrissygirl on October 26th, 2010 09:22 am (UTC)
Noooooooo! There have to be violet crumbles!

I want to send some to lordhellebore in germany as part of her christmas/birthday present because she'd never heard of honeycomb! :O I will have to make her some instead.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on October 26th, 2010 09:35 am (UTC)
There are still the bars, but not the lumpy ones. I am going to try the small corner shops in the morning before I fly out.

WOE! :-(
prone to mischieftreacle_tartlet on October 26th, 2010 09:31 am (UTC)
No bags of Violet Crumble? WHAT FRESH INSANITY IS THIS?!

Damnit, I'd lost track of time and didn't realise how soon you were off. I will leave off posting EF Benson's Lucia Victrix until you make good your return, my dear!

♥ Bell'avventura, cara! ♥
blamebramptonblamebrampton on October 26th, 2010 09:34 am (UTC)
Mille grazie, tesoro!

I have the latest Jilly Cooper, as it is a massive read and I can leave it behind with no guilt ;-)

AND I KNOW!!! There are rumours the factory has shut down (see above) -- THE HORROR!!!
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january b. snow: guessbanbury on October 26th, 2010 09:51 am (UTC)
Happy journey! And a lot of unexpectedly found violet crumbles :-)
nahimanaemerald_dragon8 on October 26th, 2010 10:38 am (UTC)
Have a wonderful trip! I have not noticed the lack of violet crumbles. :( This makes me sad.
This Girlthisgirl_is on October 26th, 2010 10:39 am (UTC)
Yay! Hope your flights go well!

When are you planning to be in Bath, lovely?
Hueyphoenixacid on October 26th, 2010 11:54 am (UTC)
I have NO IDEA what violet crumbles are, but *pets you*.

Have a safe trip, darlin'!
AutumnHearti_autumnheart on October 26th, 2010 01:45 pm (UTC)
Bon Voyage - I hope you have a fabulous trip!
silent hallucination: bones huh?alex_s9 on October 26th, 2010 06:04 pm (UTC)
What is this violet crumble you people from down there talk about?
drbunsendrbunsen on November 2nd, 2010 01:23 pm (UTC)
Like being bukkaked by a thousand tiny, chocolate coated angels.
Kareinakareina on October 26th, 2010 06:32 pm (UTC)
oh--yah, that's right, you are heading this direction. When and where are we going to meet up?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on October 26th, 2010 09:35 pm (UTC)
How are you for Sienna on the 9th or 10th of November?
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blamebramptonblamebrampton on October 26th, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
They are both Great Things! And thank you, dear :-)
auntpurl: Big Benauntpurl on October 27th, 2010 09:19 am (UTC)
Hurrah! Come to my podes!

...or something that makes more sense!
auntpurl: in conclusion cockauntpurl on October 27th, 2010 09:21 am (UTC)
PS. "Waxing the Barbour" is going to make it into one of my fics in a dirty capacity, mark my words.