How is your day going? It’s late afternoon here and we’ve had a pretty busy day.
We went into town to do some monthly bulk shopping and judging by the contents of people’s trolleys and depleting shelves, they are getting ready for lockdown.
Now, from what we can understand, our immediate area is in Tier 1, and according to the local media and our County Council is likely to stay that way for some considerable while.
However, there is always a knock on effect and when you can’t get what you want locally, you go elsewhere……………… which means our little town will have an influx of shoppers and supplies here will diminish again.
Today we stocked up with our monthly supply of UHT milk (stocks dwindling), some dog chews which have been in short supply recently, dried apricots, tinned rice pudding as it is only 20p a tin compared to 33p here, and shortbread biscuits as they are 10p a pack cheaper being on special offer there. We discovered years ago that if you are ‘shopper aware’, you can see the trend for special offers on common things so can do the rounds accordingly, that is of course if you have the time and means to shop around and don’t have to worry about having kids in tow. Hubby is quite partial to his biscuits and these aren’t upsetting his digestive system.
As we were in town, we visited the butcher for sausages and I purchased 4 each of 5 different varieties and froze them down, except the two we had for lunch today and Maggie’s chipolatas, so our meat drawer in the freezer is now well stocked.
Our neighbour came in for a cup of tea this afternoon and stayed for an hour. I am glad she has started to come in again, and also that she has received other invitations from friends in the road and is taking them up.
So far, it has been a pretty good day and I’m now going to settle back with my blog. Hubby is out tonight so it’s just me and Maggie. I’ve walked her and she’s done a wee, so should be OK now until Hubby gets home.
Keep safe everyone.