Thursday, May 28, 2009

Shopping on a bike

I often nip to the local supermarket on my bike. I have investigated numerous ways of carrying my shopping home. I still have NO IDEA how classical French people on bikes manage to carry baguettes under their arms! However, I found this good-value and very entertaining 'picnic panier' in a shop called Casa today:Now, this is how to carry two baguettes home safely! And bread, milk, yoghurts,
Tomatoes, chocolate, pasta,Spaghetti, cheese, smoked trout...

21 comments:

The Whispering Poppies said...

Smoked trout - oh I love that!!! mmmmmm =)

This is ironic, as I just returned home from 1 1/2 hrs spent grocery shopping. The nearest grocery store is 20 min away by car. I left the store with more than 12 bags. Then I had to take them all into the house (4 at a time), and unpack everything. When all is said and done, it takes over 2 hours! I'd GLADLY trade that experience to go shopping by bike... I'd much rather get that exercise each day than to dread grocery shopping day! =)

lou said...

I love it!

I loved every bit of your other post, if you could send some cherries this way that would be lovely.

Love Lou xxx

Country Cottage Chic said...

Perfect! Sounds like the ingredients for a lovely picnic

Lululiz said...

Love the bike and the picnic panier, but rather you than me, lolol. I haven't been on a bike since I was a kid, and even then I wasn't very good, so I can't see myself riding 13km down to the supermarket and back up the hill again with the shopping.

Mandy said...

Oh fantastic I love your bike x
The one on my blog Betsey, well I can honestly say it is well must be over 20 years since I rode a bike!

KaReN EiLeeN said...

LOVE THE BIKE BAG....I have riding my bike on my list.....

KAREN EILEEN

Josie-Mary said...

I love it, red & white spots.... my fave!!! :)

Mrs. Cozy Home said...

That is seriously, seriously awesome ... do you unattach the bag and carry the groceries inside or carry them individually (the 10 carrier bags I juggled today prompt my question ... :)

THIS'N'THAT said...

Wow! I'd love to stock that in my shop. Is there a maker's name? Hope you don't mind me asking but it's just right for summer!
X

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I would be in real trouble if I had to ride a bike to go shopping. :-) Have not been on a bike in many, many years, and when I go, I have way to much to carry on a bike.
I added a note about raccoons on my last post.:) I guess I thought raccoons were everywhere. I loved your comment about the food sounding exotic, as fried catfish, hush puppies, & fries are "down home cooking" around here. :-D
I passed your challenge on - hope I did it right.
Glenda

Laura said...

What a great invention and a great find for you! I love your pictures of the bike by the door with the flowers and the fresh bread.....very French!
Have a good evening!
Laura

bekimarie said...

OOO la la love it, and spotty too!
((hugs))
Beki xxx

Kara Ward said...

Aughhhh....I need this bad!Only in PINK for the library. We have a bike path to our local library and this would be perfect. I am nervous and off balance with a backpack on. Just a delightful find!!!!

Melanie said...

Fab, love the bag! xxxxx

juanitatortilla said...

That is really very nifty!
I have a heavy suspicion that it should have been in blue instead...

Marie Reed said...

It's just perfect! I just adore those polka dots!

Francois can do the baguette under the arm trick a roo! He actually got stopped by a police officer last week for riding his bike too fast! I don't think that the police have quite enough to do in our small town!

Cooooool that you bought the chocoholic stamps! I haven't picked them yet! How do they really smell?

Olga said...
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Olga said...

Oh, this is a much better solution than having bags hanging from your bike or a backpack when you ride it. The other appealing thing is of course the colour! And by the look of it you definitely managed to carry a lot of stuff.. I can't imagine how can one carry baguetts under his/her arms and ride a bike...!! I have seen though girls in Sweden tride their bikes to a fancy party in high heels and ball dresses - it's real fun to see! (Sorry for having to delete and add the comment yet again, I can't seem to avoid typos!!)

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Great bike bag.
I so wish I could ride a bike.

Olga said...

Oh dear Floss - I think you are using Internet Explorer...is that right? I use 'normal' font size - the same font as you do actually..What I have noticed is that when I open my blog in Internet Explorer (I use Firefox when I blog) the font becomes weird and the more you get into history - the smaller it becomes :(..I thought it happens to all the blogger bogs in IE, but seems it is just the case with mine :( I would need to investigate that, but if you also have Firefox installed you can try to check it out there - it should look fine!

Polka Dot Daze said...

I love it! I love the bike too! My husband is dutch and I have always dreamed of one day moving there and the first thing I would do is buy a big black bike - I envy you!