A pleasant surprise

We had a good shopping session after Hubby’s INR this morning. As expected he is out of range, but only just, so all being well it should settle down by next week.

We decided to visit the Co-op in the village where our new surgery is and pay a little extra perhaps for better quality than what we have seen locally on offer.
We bought a lovely cauliflower for £1 and had it for dinner with some carrots, green beans, mash and savoury mince, which was a lot easier and quicker than doing a cottage pie. I cooked extra so we can have bubble and squeak tomorrow, and I froze the rest.
I also got some grapes and strawberries, plus two packs of the yogurt Hubby prefers as they had a good shelf life.
Cleaning products were few and what was left on the shelf was the expensive named brands or bleaches, but no spray cleaners.
Their bread was expensive, but the shop was well stocked, clean, and the staff friendly and chatty.

We came home passing the garage where we fueled up yesterday and there were no queues at all. Either everyone has filled up and now don’t need petrol, or people are being sensible here.

Into our local supermarket then and that was a pleasant surprise.
For once, the store was clean and there was plenty of produce. I got some decent bananas and blueberries, so am now well stocked with fresh fruit. I got a loaf of 50/50 bread as Hubby can tolerate that now, some yogurt for me, gingernut biscuits which are now part of Hubby’s daily diet, Flora lighter margarine and some shower cream. We picked up two rolls of pedal bin liners (which have gone up from 79p to 85p), the last kitchen spray cleaner and also one for the bathroom, which have both leapt up from 45p to 65p.

It was definitely an improvement on our last shopping encounter there after which I filled in their ‘Have Your Say’ survey online, giving the store a host of NOs and only 1 for recommending to a friend or family member. We used a self checkout so had no contact with cashiers today, though only one position was open anyway and we saw only two staff trundling cages on the shop floor.


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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19 Responses to A pleasant surprise

  1. Enjoy hearing about your day. . . . just saying Would love to taste a Gingernut Biscut, Claudia

  2. murisopsis says:

    So glad you found some quality produce! I bet the survey you filled out rattled someone’s cage…

  3. Nice that you had good shopping experiences.

  4. Carol anne says:

    sounds like a good shopping trip! Sorry the prices of some things went up, though. Xx

  5. willowdot21 says:

    Things are no improving her, shortages and petrol being a nightmare 💜

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