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ThePrettypoodle Jan 28, 2014 09:46 AM

Got all my local people covered thnks to a kind person here, but I need help with one cousin and hope someone here can point me in the right direction. My lovely (really) cousin lives in Engalnd about an hour outside of Londaon and I would love to send her some food gifts. I though t I found a fab baker in London, but the distance is just too far:( I am open to types of goodies I send s long as most or all of it is Parve. Sadly sending stuff from here is too costly:( Any suggestions?

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    RosaSharon Jan 28, 2014 10:06 AM

    hello - where does she live that's an hour outside london? knowing the town may help chowhounders locate a suitable kosher food source.

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      ThePrettypoodle Jan 28, 2014 10:09 AM

      Shes in Milton Keyes. Hope that helpss:) Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

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        zsero Jan 28, 2014 01:32 PM

        That would be Milton Keynes. Perhaps you could try these people, and see whether they can deliver something in the area: www.gilbertskosherfoods.co.uk/‎

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          ThePrettypoodle Jan 28, 2014 02:59 PM

          Thanks:) I should know how to spell the place- i've only been there twice:) I even know how to get to a lovely park area:) (not the famous Bletchley park thoguh- havent made it there yet)

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        Subtletea Jan 28, 2014 02:11 PM

        www.ripegifts.co.uk have some kosher purim options - also i think theres a company called titanic foods that delivers practically anywhere in england!

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          ThePrettypoodle Jan 28, 2014 03:03 PM

          Ripe gifts has lovely packages- thanks :) plus FREE delivery too boot:) Woo hoo- cousin sorry no local Philly foods for you-shipping is just tooo high:( you'll have to onvite me again for your family to get their Tastey Cake and Peanut Chew fix agin! (they travel well in suitcasses that get shipped in the holds on British Air:)

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            Subtletea Jan 28, 2014 10:51 PM

            You're very welcome! A very good friend sent us the largest MM from there last year, and it took till almost Pesach to unpack it all;)

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              ThePrettypoodle Jan 29, 2014 02:12 PM

              I love my cousin very much but my budget wont allow or sucha large package:( I am however glsd to her you enjoyed a pakcge from there.
              I love that they offer Free delivery, though I;'d mich rather do it myself. I do miss them:(

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                Subtletea Jan 29, 2014 02:35 PM

                MOST people's budgets don't allow for such a large package!!!!! We just got lucky that we know someone whose budget does LOL

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                  ThePrettypoodle Jan 29, 2014 02:42 PM

                  You are lucky , but my cousin's house stretched to allow her family (plus an extra one or two step kids) and my self, my husband , her step mum and her nephew asnd nieces to all stay in her house for sevral days and NOT kill each other:) We needed two csrs to go anywhere, but we could all find a place to sleep and eat meals:)

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                    Subtletea Jan 29, 2014 02:45 PM

                    I'm impressed! With family like that, who needs friends!

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                      ThePrettypoodle Jan 29, 2014 02:50 PM

                      But see my cousin IS my friend:) And to stay on topic a really good home cook too:) YUM!

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                        Subtletea Jan 29, 2014 03:06 PM

                        Win-win situation:)

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                          ThePrettypoodle Jan 29, 2014 03:11 PM

                          A total win win save the pricey and long trip see her:(

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          MartyB Jan 28, 2014 04:31 PM

          Maybe seek a kosher carrying store that offers gift certificates.

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            ThePrettypoodle Jan 28, 2014 04:37 PM

            I think I will do a premade basket from Ripe Gifts, but good idea- thanks:)

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