Monday, August 23, 2010

BriCor Versus Leroy Merlin

I recently stumbled upon the new BriCor shop in Los Barrios and I have to say what a treat! There is a lovely, shiny little coffee shop and a children´s play area which is free for the first hour. It really does appeal to the female clientele as there are loads of vases, gift related products, picture frames etc, There is even a great arts and crafts section which is great for people who enjoy making necklaces, scrap booking etc. I think Leroy Merlin may have to up their game.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Bacon In Mollete

We had the Mercadona bacon in a mollete and I have to say it was delicious. In fact, it would be lovely as part of an English breakfast!

I have decided that this week in a bid to constantly improve my Spanish I am going to buy a TV series from Carrefour to watch in the evenings.I am happy to watch Spanish television but the lengthy commercial breaks are soul destroying and make me lose interest.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Mercadona Packed at Half Nine

I know there is a trend happening, I keep posting about Mercadona, oh dear surely it must get better than this. Well, this morning I just happened to be hanging out at my favourite supermarket and I realised that everyone was speaking a foreign language...castellano! I realised that I am so used to listening to andaluces that when I hear a MadrileƱo speaking it sounds foreign and actually like they are putting it on.

They will all be heading off home very soon as August draws to a close.

I also spotted that Mercadona are doing bacon now, I bought a packet and may try it between two slices of bread tomorrow morning. I have also been informed that Lidl have an unbeatable offer on bacon at the moment.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Mercadona Just Gets Better and Better

The title says it all. Nowadays, I get excited before a Mercadona trip because they seem to bringing out new lines every week! This week I discovered:

oven bags with herbs for chicken which come in a box of two. They are so easy and clean to use. Just pop the chicken in the bag and away you go.

Not only do they now do a frozen fajita mix, they have also brought out sachets of fajita and burrito seasoning which are half the price of the branded stuff.

I also bought their new aloe vera face cream which if I remember rightly was just a couple of euros and it is great and a great replacement for the expensive clinique I was using before, although I was given it for free! But this stuff is great and can be used as a day or night cream.
I think Mercadona is the best supermarket in terms of price, quality, cleanliness and the queues and layout. Plus the stores are air conditioned at the perfect temperature, just right for keeping out of the sun and not burning your electricity at home!! All they need now is a little bar in every store.

Will keep you posted with any new finds.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Zara online

Apparently Zara are finally launching online shopping on 2nd September!