Today is May 1st

Enjoy the Bee Gees 1st of May from 1969

It has been a good day so far. I took our friend up for her booster jab, this time it was the Moderna vaccine and although her appointment allotment was 10:20 to 10:30, she wasn’t actually seen until 11am. I’m glad one of the nurses we knew was on duty and I expressed my concern about her standing in a queue for a long time, so she got her a wheelchair. She was able to propel this with her feet while she waited rather than have to wait for someone to push her. I did my bit of shopping then went back and settled in behind her until she was seen.

When I took her home, I took Kela for a walk while I was on my feet, which left me the rest of the day clear to snooze or put my feet up.
Hubby had taken Maya for a walk when I left this morning and was very good for him.

It would appear there is a shortage now of chicken stock cubes. This could be Brexit, Covid or Ukraine which has been blamed for everything else, but my money is on the avian flu virus which as been rampant over here and we have disease control zone signage everywhere. No such thing as a Free Range Egg at the moment as no birds are allowed outside, so they are now being sold as Barn Eggs…….. plus price rise.

I am stunned at the rise in prices recently. Flora light margarine was £1.19 for 500g and is now £1.59 in Lidl. Elsewhere it is over £2.20 I tried an alternative olive oil based spread which was OK, but I won’t buy it again. Fresh fruit this morning was horrendously expensive so I didn’t buy any. Even though I shopped shortly after opening time (10am on a Sunday), many of the shelves were bare and as for their freezer selections, well, not a lot was left. There were two cheap cheesecakes left in the cabinet, and one looked like it had been dropped on the floor and run over by a couple of trolleys. How they could leave that for sale is beyond me.

Have a good day everyone and as always, 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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4 Responses to Today is May 1st

  1. I’m about to tackle Aldi – wish me luck with my list!

    • I do indeed Keith. Our nearest branch is 20 miles away and their fresh produce was a lot to be desired on Friday. It was a local Lidl shop this morning and I am not paying £3 for manky strawberries.

  2. murisopsis says:

    Our produce has been pretty good but the price is sky high! I’m glad Maya has been getting better on the lead – it does take time, patience, and repetition!

    • We are definitely making improvement every day. She wants to go out for a walk and sits down by the hooks where our coats and her lead hang. One lead she can actually reach if we don’t double it up so subtle hint or what!!!

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