Good afternoon everyone. I’m late accessing my blog today as we had a field trip this morning, so my first two posts of the day were scheduled.
Obviously today marks the day twenty years ago when the world shattered for thousands of people and their families.
A quiet moment and thought for them……………………………………….
We were up early and after breakfast decided to do a little bit of shopping away from the hustle and bustle of ignorance in our town. I have grown tired of seeing less than sub standard produce in the local supermarket, shopping in little better conditions than a jumble sale and putting up with the arrogance and inconsideration of visitors.
Besides, I needed a new pair of slippers and knew the best place to get value for money.
Armed with a shopping list, we set off shortly after 9am and were out all morning. It was actually quite nice to walk along the pavement and not have to sidestep to make room for everyone. Not many people were wearing masks, but there was room today, be it by luck or design, and it was a much better experience than the last time.
I was after a variety of things, but we bought a couple of bargains too. Hubby had a little accident with his driving glasses the other day which fell out of his pocket unnoticed and he ran over them with the car. We were pleased to get two pairs of suitable replacements at just £1 each, plus £2 for a set of headphones to replace ours which had become brittle and shattered when Hubby tried to put them over his head. I also found a supplier of liquorice rock, and bought some holographic foil card which is much better for me than glitter!
I got my slippers which have gone up from £10 to £14 over the past twelve months, so that is quite a hike but it will be interesting to see how many months wear I get for my money. When our neighbour’s husband died in 2019, she gave me a pair of his slippers that he’d only worn once and they lasted ages. I replaced them last year with the same brand but noticed the other day that I’d worn a hole in both toes and the insides were threadbare.
Most of our food purchases today were tins rather than fresh, and I have to say the bananas I saw today would not tempt the hungriest chimp. I did buy a kilo of 5% fay minced beef and that has now been divided into 5 packs and frozen down.
We fueled up the car too and on our last usage have upped the mileage to 60.69 mpg!
Coming home, traffic going into town was horrendous, and once again local knowledge got us out of queues going in the same direction as us. We learned of another ‘short cut’ which cuts out two sets of traffic lights, so will use that next time we go.
All in all, it was a positive outing.
Lunch today was spaghetti bolognese and we both washed in it. There’s enough mix left over for Hubby to have later and I can do eggs on toast or similar for me.
Weigh in tomorrow and these past couple of days have seen me a little two generous with my syns allowance. I was a full pound below target last week so have a little lee-way.