Today is Tuesday 10th November

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.

On that happy note, I’m going to have another go at The Box now.
Keep safe everyone.


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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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14 Responses to Today is Tuesday 10th November

  1. I have been frustrated with the selection of soaps. The stuff I normally buy isn’t available. I don’t like all smells and you don’t know what you’re getting until you buy it. Right now I’m using up a large bottle of honeysuckle soap. Doesn’t smell like any honeysuckle I’ve ever smelled. Yuk! We mistakenly bought a single ply tp which we didn’t like. We ran through it fast as you needed a lot to do a good job. If nothing else, I’m learning patience and how to mask frustration in stores.

    • Soap has always been a problem with Hubby, so to find one that suits him is a bonus. Basically I can use anything as long as it isn’t heavily perfumed as it brings me out in a rash, or worse, blisters my skin. I haven’t used soap on my face for years for this reason.
      We used to use Andrex (non puppies) TP when we were in the cottage because it was the only stuff that didn’t block our drain to the cesspit! Even that has changed in quality, so the quilted 3 ply at £2.75 for 9 was perfect, soft, and gentle where it counted. They’ve stopped doing it and replaced it with an 18 pack of 3 ply ‘soft’ for £4.05. That’s the stuff I threw away. I’ll get some aloe vera every couple of weeks, but I would not be surprised to see that disappear too.
      We adopted the buy it when we see it approach some years ago, so haven’t actually run out of anything…….. yet……… but we’ve nowhere to store loads of stuff so couldn’t hoard even if we wanted to.

  2. It’s the same here. The cheaper options we get are not available. Only ones on offer are the more expensive smaller size ones. Have to buy the gels as Son can’t use the bar soaps.

    • We have hand wash in the bathroom which I use sometimes instead of soap when washing my hands. I like the shower creams and the one I’m using at the moment has a moisturiser in it which is good for my scar tissue.

  3. I buy basic soap without perfume. And now that we are empty nesters and our home is not going through 10 rolls of toilet tissue a week with five kids around, I splurge on soft rolls

  4. Vis a vis the dry eye your hubby experiences, I HOPE the eye doctors have considered glaucoma, and are treating his vision accordingly. That’s my diagnosis (among a couple others – I’ve had ‘bad’ eyes since I was a child), and my doctor was always checking my level of dryness to make sure it hadn’t gotten worse. Then Covid. I hadn’t seen the eye guy since February this year and I’m grateful to see him this Thursday. Glaucoma is the ‘silent sight stealer’ disease, and it’s mainly due to increased pressure within the eye because it doesn’t get moisturized properly (as I understand it anyway). There are two types of glaucoma – dry and wet, and the dry kind (my kind) is the worse. Keep us apprised of the box progress. I’m really interested to see and read about what you end up doing!

  5. SarahC says:

    Wow from the laundry to the soap I do enjoy these topics better these days lol and your description 😂

  6. Carol anne says:

    I know what you mean I hope you had a great tuesday! 👌😘about products disappearing off the shelves! It happens a lot here too! 💖

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