It was damp first thing but not actually raining. However, the laundry bag was pregnant with undies so we did a basic wash and hung things on the radiators to dry. I also had a shower and washed my hair using the kangaroo paw flower shampoo and an alternative shower cream as I used the last of my existing one last time. This is a shower ‘wash’ with extract of avocado oil and was very good for the money.
Have you noticed that you find something that works and is readily available, then suddenly you can’t find it? We had this with Fairy soap……… you know, the basic green stuff, nothing fancy, four bars for about a pound?
Haven’t seen it for YEARS, so we had to find an alternative as Hubby has sensitive skin and reacts to perfumes. We discovered Wrights Coal Tar soap was a perfect alternative and around the same price, then when Covid hit, it disappeared off the shelves.
We found a suitable product in Lidl, 4 bars for around 85p and have been using that for about 6 months. Wrights is back on the shelf at a hiked price of £1.89. It can stay there.
I was shopping today and thought I’d buy a spare of the new shower wash and shampoo.
Guess what? Not a sign of either on the shelves, and even more interestingly, no empty space where they might have been.
Also missing on the shelves were the thick kitchen rolls we prefer, all UHT ‘dairy’ goods like custard pots and cream desserts, and UHT long life milk supplies are dwindling. There were multi packs of toilet rolls everywhere (9, 12, 18 and 24) but we know from experience that those are not the softest for our delicate little places, but the aloe vera 4 packs were plentiful. Slap me virtually if you like, but I threw away a pack of 17 toilet rolls (plus 2/3 of one removed from our holder) as although 3 ply, they were not quilted or soft, and scratchy as hell.
Hubby had his eye appointment today and will be receiving some stronger eye drops directly to the house this afternoon. There is little to be done with ‘dry eye’, and surgery won’t be considered on the NHS as his vision is correctable with glasses. If he had cataracts, he could have laser treatment, but there is no sign of those, but if he wished he could make enquiries about treatment as a private patient, which he may well look into once things settle down.