Bank Holiday “rations”

This is the last Bank Holiday before Christmas, and the way some people are behaving beggars belief!
Unlike Christmas, the shops will remain open tomorrow, but with shortened hours instead of the usual 10pm closure.
Hubby discovered we were low on milk on Friday, and so took off to the supermarket early, leaving me in bed. I wish I’d known he was going as we needed some basic shopping.

However, at 8am, he had a job getting into the car park!

Tempers were already on the rise, and it wasn’t this particular discount supermarket that had the special offer of 6 bottles of bubbly for twenty quid. That one sold out in minutes and to say customers were disgruntled is an understatement. Big headline news as people were complaining about losing sleep having gotten up early to queue.

But I digress.

Everywhere is busy, including the marina, and traffic on the roads has been horrendous so we have been walking everywhere.
Not a problem really as we need the exercise, the dog needs to be taken, and foodwise I have been able to manage on what we had in the cupboard and our drawer in the freezer.
It keeps our stock rotation active and I know exactly what we have. With the last of our chicken breasts I shall be making a curry tomorrow.

It was market day yesterday, so I was able to get some runner beans and a couple of carrots to go with our poor man’s cottage pie. In fact, the pie bit was big enough for three, so Hubby had his second helping today whilst I had the last of the salad, cucumber, beetroot and tomatoes with some ham.

It’s hot, and I don’t feel like cooking, so tonight Hubby has done himself some soup to go with a bread roll (I had to throw out our loaf of bread as it was green, so bang went anything on toast). I’m going to poach myself a couple of eggs later and toast a roll to put them on.
I’ve now run out of fruit apart from some kiwis, have just enough cereal for tomorrow, and both of us have raided the biscuit tin so need to replenish that.
Tomorrow will see us walking up to the supermarket with Maggie for basic supplies, then if necessary on Tuesday we’ll do a proper shop for the week.
It’s supposed to be hotter tomorrow.
Just think, when we move, we will only be a five to ten minute walk from a beach where we can take Maggie all year.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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2 Responses to Bank Holiday “rations”

  1. scifihammy says:

    I am always amazed at the sudden need for everyone to stock up if the shops are closed (ore even only less open!) for One day!
    Close to the beach sounds awesome. 🙂

    • It’s funny in an obtuse and annoying kind of way. I’m looking forward to shopping monthly to stock up our freezer and cupboards rather than shop 2 or 3 times a week because we’ve got nowhere to put anything! The beach is a plus, so I hope things do progress OK!

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