June 9th, 2014

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My new toy is awesome in the shower

A couple of months ago I bought one of these - a bluetooth shower speaker.

It is awesome. I tend to get bored in showers (unless Julie talks to me), and this is the perfect cure to that. There's nothing like some Metallica, or Abba, blasting away from this thing stuck on the shower wall, to get me bouncing up and down.

It was really easy to set up. I just charged it, pressed it onto the side of the shower panel, and then told my phone to connect to it. Thirty seconds later, music loud enough to annoy the neighbours!

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Right, that's me very awake now anyway. Between that and Game of Thrones this morning, I'm ready to enjoy my week of holiday!



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I need to know what you think about online grocery shopping

I buy my groceries online

all of the time
8(7.7%)
most of the time
14(13.5%)
about half the time
4(3.8%)
less than half the time
7(6.7%)
very occasionally
13(12.5%)
pretty much never
16(15.4%)
never
42(40.4%)
SEIWEIC
0(0.0%)

The top thing that could be done to make me buy my groceries online is...

making the slots easier to book
4(4.3%)
not having a delivery charge
20(21.5%)
the food being as fresh as if I go to the store myself
10(10.8%)
having more chilled/frozen storage so I could keep it fresh for longer
3(3.2%)
nothing. I like shopping in person.
36(38.7%)
SEIWEIC
20(21.5%)


context.

Personally, we almost never do online shopping because we live a five minute walk from a large Sainsbury's, and so I just get off and pick up stuff for dinner on the way home. If we lived somewhere less convenient then I'd be very tempted to do a lot of it.

And I think the article might be right that most people don't actually want to do their grocery shopping online - it just doesn't add enough convenience for them.