Today is Tuesday 29th June

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.

Other than that, not a lot going on chez nous.
Have a good day everyone. Keep safe and take care.

About pensitivity101

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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8 Responses to Today is Tuesday 29th June

  1. Wish you see Cloudy weather soon.

  2. murisopsis says:

    I’m sorry to hear that your fresh produce is not so fresh… I just bought the best peaches! And we are now well into cherry season so there is an abundance of cherries at a very low cost!!

    • It’s hit and miss. Sometimes the fruit looks and actually is lovely, but I’ve been caught a few time. Today we saw 6 kiwis in a bag for 49p, which is a bargain as elsewhere they are 22p each. However, they were soft, and five of the bags I picked up all had at least one rotting one in it. They shouldn’t be allowed to sell them like that.

  3. willowdot21 says:

    I hope all stayed well 💜

  4. Carol anne says:

    Fruit is so expensive these days! I go through a lot of it! So I feel you on how expensive it can be!

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