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Re: Brexit Planning - what are you doing?
« Reply #30 on: March 11, 2019, 06:10:39 PM »
Ah! Good tip! How many are in the big box and do I need to say I'm buying them for any particular reason?

When I worked for Boots, you could buy a bottle of 100 ibuprofen tablets. Lots of people bought them and you didn’t need to specify a reason for them. It’s just that the larger boxes are kept behind the counter.

You can also get boxes of 32 paracetamol behind the counter too, so you don’t have to buy 2 boxes off the shelf (you’re still limited to 32 tablets though).


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Re: Brexit Planning - what are you doing?
« Reply #31 on: March 11, 2019, 06:11:20 PM »
My cats were my first thought. We can make do and adapt what we eat if we have to but I need to know they won't be impacted!  :)

Yeah, for us it was hamster bedding. Sometimes there is a shortage of hamster bedding just normally. So we've got two little bags of it now and Amazon is supposed to ship us another every other month. (Which is just about the correct timing.) Assuming it's in stock.  And we've got two bags of hamster chow now. This hamster will long be a memory before all that is gone. But she's got to have it, and we can't chance running out, so.... ::)

So, for people with cats. What do you do about kitty litter here? Is it imported, or manufactured in-country, or...?


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Re: Brexit Planning - what are you doing?
« Reply #32 on: March 11, 2019, 06:13:10 PM »
Not sure there’s much I can do to prepare from overseas... though I’ve heard that the resupply ship that comes down here from the U.K. every couple of months is now not coming down because of the uncertainty over Brexit.... so, we might start running out of things soon!


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Re: Brexit Planning - what are you doing?
« Reply #33 on: March 11, 2019, 06:15:53 PM »
Not sure there’s much I can do to prepare from overseas... though I’ve heard that the resupply ship that comes down here from the U.K. every couple of months is now not coming down because of the uncertainty over Brexit.... so, we might start running out of things soon!


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So can you get stuff through the post? Let us know if that starts to happen and we can send you some cheesymac or ramen or anything!


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Re: Brexit Planning - what are you doing?
« Reply #34 on: March 11, 2019, 06:18:37 PM »
My cats were my first thought. We can make do and adapt what we eat if we have to but I need to know they won't be impacted!  :)

I think because my pet shop is different than my weekly food shop and not as frequent it just didn’t even cross my mind! Hah


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Re: Brexit Planning - what are you doing?
« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2019, 06:28:20 PM »
???

So can you get stuff through the post? Let us know if that starts to happen and we can send you some cheesymac or ramen or anything!

Thanks :).

Yeah, post comes down on the twice-weekly flight from the UK, though it usually takes 10 days to 2 weeks to arrive (my recent Amazon orders took 2 weeks).

I remember when I was here in 2013, the ship was delayed by a few weeks and the base was getting very low on toilet rolls... not to mention, the NAAFI shop was all out of chocolate, sweets, crisps and biscuits (the aisles were actually empty).


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Re: Brexit Planning - what are you doing?
« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2019, 06:31:45 PM »
Thanks :).

Yeah, post comes down on the twice-weekly flight from the UK, though it usually takes 10 days to 2 weeks to arrive (my recent Amazon orders took 2 weeks).

I remember when I was here in 2013, the ship was delayed by a few weeks and the base was getting very low on toilet rolls... not to mention, the NAAFI shop was all out of chocolate, sweets, crisps and biscuits (the aisles were actually empty).



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oohhhh noooooooo! No Chocolate!   ;) ;)
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Re: Brexit Planning - what are you doing?
« Reply #37 on: March 11, 2019, 06:32:58 PM »
When I worked for Boots, you could buy a bottle of 100 ibuprofen tablets. Lots of people bought them and you didn’t need to specify a reason for them. It’s just that the larger boxes are kept behind the counter.

You can also get boxes of 32 paracetamol behind the counter too, so you don’t have to buy 2 boxes off the shelf (you’re still limited to 32 tablets though).


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Boots ibuprofen comes in a 24, 48 and 96 count pack. In both 200mg and 400mg strengths.

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Re: Brexit Planning - what are you doing?
« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2019, 06:36:06 PM »
And Naproxen is by prescription only, correct?


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Re: Brexit Planning - what are you doing?
« Reply #39 on: March 11, 2019, 06:41:34 PM »
And Naproxen is by prescription only, correct?
You can buy it under Feminax brand, behind the counter, but it comes in a 9 pack and it's almost £5 a pack. Larger quantities are prescription.  And Feminax is only licensed to treat period pain.

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Re: Brexit Planning - what are you doing?
« Reply #40 on: March 11, 2019, 06:43:57 PM »
Yaaak! That's robbery!

Just remembered, Secret Santa sent us a bottle, so we're good.  ;D


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Re: Brexit Planning - what are you doing?
« Reply #41 on: March 11, 2019, 06:53:30 PM »
Boots ibuprofen comes in a 24, 48 and 96 count pack. In both 200mg and 400mg strengths.

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Cool - thanks for the info... I didn’t know if they’d changed it.


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Re: Brexit Planning - what are you doing?
« Reply #42 on: March 11, 2019, 07:17:47 PM »
Ksand, give us a 2 week warning if you need toilet paper!   ;D  Or anything else. 

Hopefully we will be on the other side of this by the time you return.   :)


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Re: Brexit Planning - what are you doing?
« Reply #43 on: March 11, 2019, 07:21:33 PM »
Ksand, give us a 2 week warning if you need toilet paper!   ;D  Or anything else. 

Hopefully we will be on the other side of this by the time you return.   :)

Thanks for the offer - will do :P.

I’m due back home early May, so I’m hoping things will have calmed down a little by then :).


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Re: Brexit Planning - what are you doing?
« Reply #44 on: March 11, 2019, 07:41:28 PM »
I stocked up on a few things like canned veggies, soup, beans, spaghettio’s .. things like that, that we could survive on and have some nutritional value ( par from soaghettio’s but those are for the kid lol). Our freezer is stocked full but I may do a clear out to get rid of anything that’s old, opened, or we don’t like and replace with some meats.

I never thought about toilet paper though.


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