It’s raining, having conned us earlier this morning that the sun was going to shine and it was going to be a nice day. It is HORRIBLE out there!
We had a pretty good night, getting up just before 5am to see to Maya and then managing to get a couple of extra hours sleep on the settees. Whatever works.
After breakfast, we went for a walk, continuing our technique of a short distance then treats, and it is paying off. She is OK when it is just the two of us, but when someone approaches to say hello, we lose her concentration. Some more doggy friends stopped to be introduced and she was very good, earning a small treat for her efforts. We were told of a large field that is available to dog owners to practice off lead work. It’s not very far away and we can have half an hour for £6 or an hour for £10. I don’t think so, but thanked her for letting us know. We won’t be doing anything off lead for quite a while anyway, and we are hoping to introduce her to the woods for that.
The two sacks of puppy food I ordered have been delivered so we are set for at least a couple of months. When we start the second bag, I’ll order two more. I was also sent an email from the company about trying their products for free and doing a review. Sign me up for freebies!
We have had a trip in the car, and have Nose Art on the back windscreen. Maya sits up and takes everything in, totally fascinated by the rear wiper blade!
Our meds were only partially ready so we have to go back on Tuesday afternoon as they are having problems with their suppliers. Luckily Hubby’s warfarin and my cancer meds were filled but nothing else.
Hubby went into Lidl and it was the busiest we’ve seen it for months. What was left on the shelves proved why…….. people are panic buying again having heard that ‘certain household products’ are likely to rocket by as much as 200% so they’re stripping it all.
Our neighbour has just had confirmation that her energy prices are going up 54% as from April 1st. I am glad we are on a fixed tariff until October 2023 and hope that common sense rather than greed prevails. As things stand, I shall be doubling the budget for 2023/24. As for the farce of our internet provider, we have still been unable to contact them and they have not responded to our emails. Having wasted over an hour and a half on hold for a variety of options, we have sent an official email of complaint. Big joke, as we received an automatic response saying they were receiving higher than normal volumes of enquiries and there would therefore be a delay in them getting back to us within the promised 5 working days. We are now looking for an alternative as our current fixed tariff expires next month.
Big headline on yahoo news today was that Shell had bought cheap Russian oil. Shame they can’t answer the bloody phone then.
Hubby is replacing the seal round the bath today and has had fun and games getting the old stuff out. Even kitchenituspilferous did not provide a suitable tool for poking and prodding, but he got there in the end.