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.