It is so hot here, even with the windows open, temperatures indoors are 22º C (71.6 F) in the lounge and 19º C (68.2 F) in the bedrooms. Maggie has found a cool spot under the window where there is a gentle breeze .
We’ve been shopping in the opposite direction today, and once again the original Corsodyl is like hens teeth. I managed to get the final bottle in a major pharmacy chain, but it was more expensive than I’d usually pay. However, as cheaper alternatives defeat the object and bring Hubby’s mouth up in ulcers, I’d rather pay it than not have it. The Mint Brigade are standing in regimental rows on the shelves, so we have today sent an enquiry to the manufacturers to ask if it has been withdrawn or just a problem with supply.
We checked on Amazon which is out of stock and Ebay want £7.99 though they do have an unused item listed at £16.99 ( plus £3.75 p&p) for a bottle we pay less than £5 for.
Second word is off.
Still, it has been a good day as we stocked up with vitamins and a few more basics like washing up brushes! Yes, something else that is disappearing off the shelf not to be replaced, and has anyone seen any Knight’s Coal Tar soap anywhere? Sure I can buy the posh stuff, beauty ranges, deodorant soaps and the like, but all these, and even the Simple range react with Hubby which is why we stick with the KCT. Ho hum.
When we arrived in town we were one of three cars in the parking bays and few people were about. By the time we got back to the car after walking down the High Street (masked and gloved), there were queues outside all the banks, any shops that were open and every parking space was taken.
The grockles are here, the bermuda shorts, flip flops and vests are a clue, but the best was a car with two surf boards on the roof. Now tell me they were going shopping!
My lunch today is going to be a prawn salad with peppers, both of which I am waiting to defrost. It shouldn’t take long, then I can wrap myself round lettuce and all the trimmings to cool myself down and hopefully not invite water retention. Hubby got himself a chicken curry out of a tin and cooked up some rice, so he’s had his and thus keeping to his ‘dinner hour’ of between midday and 1pm.
It is really too hot to do anything, definitely too hot to walk the dog anywhere as the pavements will burn her feet. I’ve put ice in her water bowl which we’ll keep topped up, but I don’t expect her to eat very much today. She slept through until 5.30 this morning.
Our internet connection is up and down like a yo-yo on velcro which is going to prove very frustrating trying to get my challenges done.