Today is Friday, 24th April

The morning has got away from us, though we weren’t up late.
Both of us have been thinking about shopping, when and where to do it, what to buy, and keeping on top of things. So far, so good, though a little while ago we had a problem sourcing Vitamin C.
Reading recent articles in the media, some experts are pushing the idea of vitamin C supplements, and with the current state of lockdown and not being able to get out, they have now added vitamin D. Hubby and I were both recommended to take it by our GP some time ago.

Alarm bells started to ring because like liver and corned beef becoming popular thanks to celebrity chefs, you can guarantee these will soon be in short supply and then prices will rocket. We have already seen Vitamin C at £6.99 for 30 tablets. They are still in that shop as we got 60 elsewhere for £3.

So this morning we have had a field trip to a pharmacy chain we know 15 miles away to purchase said vitamins at a sensible price before the rush starts. And I’m glad we did as the supermarket shelves have already been stripped, though one had a lot of glucosamine left. That helps my arthritis, but I’m OK having bought some a couple of weeks ago.
Reading another article today about high blood pressure, both of us already take odourless garlic capsules to help control ours, but again, stock on the shelf was low so that may also be following suit.

To be honest, we’ve had a good morning. We decided to do some basic shopping while we were there and were able to get 1kg bags of rice, milk, fresh fruit and veg, cereals, jam, peanut butter for Hubby, kidney beans, dried apricots, sultanas, eggs and tea bags with no difficulty.  Sure we had to queue, but everyone was OK about it, and it’s expected anyway.

For lunch today we had a jacket potato with tuna fish and mixed veg. It made a nice change from our multi day dinners, but having managed to get some rather nice carrots, parsnips and a swede, the three day stew is on again!

Keep safe everyone.

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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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6 Responses to Today is Friday, 24th April

  1. We have been taking Vitim C for years and Vitium D3h is necessary if you are taking calcium. I am now taking a product for hair, nails, and skin that’s Bitcoin in it. I was almost bald, nails are cracking and my asking is better since I been using it. Stay safe!

    • My post cancer meds could affect my calcium levels so I’m checked for bone density every two years. My skin and hair have always been good, and since meeting Hubby in 1989, I finally stopped biting my nails!
      Keep safe and well.

  2. murisopsis says:

    I have run out of my vitamins and there aren’t any on the shelves… I may have to resort to the awful ones that make me burp fish and have a disgusting smell. They also give me heart burn so I can’t take them in the evening… Or I could just stop taking them altogether until my vitamins are back in stock. I suppose there are more important things to worry about but this is one that has been on the radar of late.

    • I have a similar problem with garlic tablets rather than the oil capsules (though not all are odourless). I found putting some parsley on my toothbrush when I cleaned my teeth helped. Multi vits here are scarce, so when I see some next on the shelf I shall buy two as we’ve just started a 60 pack. Hubby takes them too so that’s only 30 days supply.

  3. STEPHEN TANHAM says:

    Jacket with tuna… mmm difficult to top that! Some dripping butter in there, too, I hope? 😎

    • Nope, I don’t buy it and we don’t have it on bread or potatoes. It’s a treat to have a cream tea and proper butter pats! I do have a dribble of extra light mayo though

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