The day has started dull and gloomy again. No sign of rain, a slight breeze, but it’s not cold.
After the disastrous standing of worst GP surgery in the county, we were loathe to ring them today. It took about 10 minutes before I got through, which is better than normal, but I had a pleasant surprise when the three minute Covid spiel has been replaced with a short message referring all Covid enquiries to their website. I selected the relevant option for appointments and was 12th in the queue. It was quarter past 8.
The ‘sorry for keeping you waiting’ message was repeated every minute or thereabouts together with an update as to how many people were ahead of you. This came down quite quickly and I was able to book an appointment for both of us with our lovely Dr B by 8.25.
She rang at 8.45, and I have a face to face appointment with her next week. Hubby needed a blood test and the surgery would contact him with an appointment. This came through at 9.15, for today and not the expected two weeks as was the last one. They are trying.
After that, we intend to do our July monthly shop having read reports about a lack of drivers and potential shortages. We don’t intend to do more than stock up with everything as we do every month then tick over week to week with the basics like bread, fruit, yogurts etc. Fresh fruit and veg has become very hit and miss, and speaking to one of our dog walking friends yesterday, they had bought some fresh stuff from the local supermarket but had to throw it away after two or three days. We’ve experienced this too, so I only buy what we are likely to use that day or the following day. Yesterday I spent over £6 on fresh fruit, though apart from the bananas, grapes and kiwis, I am likely to get through that in two days as I enjoy a smoothie for breakfast.