I read yesterday that there are calls for all lockdown restrictions to be lifted, and one of the budget airlines is planning flights from the middle of next month. Worrying times.
It’s becoming difficult to know what to do with our days now as sitting around all day isn’t our way. Before, we would get in the car and go for a drive, sometimes to shop or just look around but the pleasure of that has been taken away now and that’s not all due to the lockdown.
Everything seems to be in increments of an hour, for example, it takes almost an hour to set my kit up and sorted out if I want to make cards, an hour to prepare lunch and an hour to do the housework, that is when we do more than hoover and tidy up.
It’s another glorious day so I stripped the bed today and everything is out on the line. There is something about to going to bed in clean linen that has been dried outside.
We had a mini panic when we realised we only had one glucosamine tablet left for Maggie. I thought I had another container, but we’d obviously used that. For £1.99, you get a tub of 50, so for her that’s 100 days as she has half a tablet every day in her breakfast.
The queue to get into Lidl where we usually buy them was the longest we’ve seen, plus the car park was almost completely full. This does not bode well at all with us because it is obvious they are not all locals and social distancing inside is difficult. On top of that, the value range basics are either completely sold out or not stocked at all now (trying to recover lost profits perhaps) so we have resigned ourselves to shopping further afield on a regular basis.
There was more traffic on the roads, but not so much as to cause tailbacks. However, we have become good at Spot The Grockle as they don’t know where they’re going in their camper vans and suddenly brake or veer off with little warning.
Saying that though, we were at our destination within 45 minutes. There was no queue, so I donned my mask and gloves and went straight in.
I knew what I wanted and where it was which is the beauty of using one shop and being familiar with the layout. The glucosomine is still in tubs of 50, but has a brand new price tag of £2.49 now, so an increase of 25% which is a lot. I bought 2 tubs anyway so we’re OK for at least six months.
As we’d had a problem getting Maggie’s chews yesterday and there was a store here as well, Hubby did the business and was gone for over half an hour. He bought the last 6 packs on the shelf, so that’s 6 weeks as Maggie has one every day and we have ascertained that these along with 5 or 6 biscuits are an important part of her diet to keep her regular and ‘firm’. He also got some dried apricots which we have on our cereals, a lasagna TV dinner for him and a pack of 4 cornetto style ice creams for ‘breakfast’. Ah memories!
When we were camping, we’d go down to the town at 6.30am to get our fresh pasties hot from the oven and buy a cornetto for brekkie as the newsagent was the only place open.
We had one each and made for home, stopping at the picnic area for Maggie to have a potty and sniff break.
In passing, the queue outside our Lidl was still round the car park, and we’d been gone over two and a half hours.
On with the day then. It’s afternoon now, and it’s taken me almost an hour to write this post!