Monday, 24 February 2014

Monday 24th



After a breakfast of stale bread and mushrooms, the mushrooms were growing on the heel of the bread, I decided I needed to both exercise and shop so I wandered far down the road to the 'Lidl' place where folks tell me things are real bargains.
The lied!  As in a previous venture there I found the store cluttered, confusing, prices badly displayed if displayed at all and the customers rough!  Not what I am used to in Tesco.  The bread was poor and overpriced, two items I bought were under false prices and nothing appeared to be cheaper than the regular shops, so why do folks claim this place is cheaper?  Not to me it aint.  The three main supermarkets have cheaper prices in my view, or maybe I just know better as to how to work them I wonder?  Having walked all that way in chilly bright sunshine I then had to walk all the way back again, not one person offered me a lift.  
Having discovered on Saturday just how unfit I am I rediscovered this while crawling back home. Several cups of tea and a long perusal of Jerry's new book I then had a choice of fixing the PC at last or painting the bathroom.  Here again I was wrong as I realised I had to make soup first.  Lentil soup of my own recipe, the kind of thing that puts hair on your chest, it certainly does that for the pot I make it in!  I will leave it fermenting overnight to see what happens. I may get a Nobel Prize for chemistry one day.  Then came the painting. However after struggling with the first coat, including the ceiling, including learning the art of falling off without landing in the bath, I decided that was enough and found myself fair puggled with all the effort.  The second coat can wait, and luckily I have the museum tomorrow so it may wait until Wednesday.  However after all this I still have loads of stuff that require attention!  How come I am so busy, in between medical assistance, that so much has not been done yet?  Do I need a secretary perhaps?
I would have written something much more interesting but I was forced to watch Hull City beating Brighton tonight. Tsk! 

The picture is just part of the old workhouse/hospital extension that caught my eye in the sun this morning.  Looking up you often see such things on buildings, on occasion they are interesting.

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13 comments:

Lee said...

Well, I for one didn't find this uninteresting.

I find there are many people who "think" themselves into believing items are cheaper at some places, when in actual fact they're not.

Here where I live at Tamborine Mountain which is in the hinterland behind the Gold Coast many folk drive up and down the range road to do their grocery shopping etc., at the Gold Coast at the supermarkets down there...but I doubt that they add in the cost of fuel along with wear and tear on their vehicles.

I can't be bothered doing that. I do all my grocery shopping at the local IGA Supermarket. And anything else that I can't get up here on the hill...I buy on line.

I'm glad there is some progress being made with the paint brush, Adullamite! ;)

Adullamite said...

Lee, If you find this interesting you need to get out more!!!

Lee said...

*Slam!* I'm on my way now!

Mo said...

Haha certainly brightened my day. Wonderful images of your cooking /food experiments.

Brighton Pensioner said...

"I was forced to watch Hull City beating Brighton"

What a pity - both that you were forced to watch and that the Albion lost!

Jenny Woolf said...

I always like to look up in towns. You spot all kinds of designs and decorations.

I think actually that your Lidl must be worse than most. They do vary a bit but they do good breakfast meusli and their tomato juice is good too also their chocolate. I don't think they are as cheap as they used to be, though neither is Tesco in my experience, not having been in for a while I went in the other day and the prices were sky high, they seemed to have stopped their value range altogther. With Lidl the quality seems very good for what you pay specially on their promotions. I got a bottle of pistachio oil for £2.50. I would never have thought of buying pistacho oil except that Selfridges food hall had a free tasting and it was really great. They wanted £17.50 for a tiny bottle so of course I did not buy it but it gave me a strange joy to get apparently the same oil for £2.50 in Lidl.

Adullamite said...

Lee, Back yet....?

Mo, My cooking is always an experiment. :)

BP, Albion appeared uninterested in the first half yet almost saved it at the end! Mere Champions league tonight.

Lee said...

Nope! Not yet...I got lost....

Adullamite said...

Jenny, I think the price variation is because the individual shop sets prices according to the clientele. Therefore the richer the are the higher the price, and Tesco have lost lots of business recently.

Carol in Cairns said...

I think you need a personal assistant too ~ I heard Lee say she would be good at organizing you Sir :)

Adullamite said...

Carol, Did someone scream just now, or was I hearing things....?

Lee said...

Don't believe Carol, Adullamite! I'm flat out like a lizard drinking trying to organise myself!!!!

Adullamite said...

I believe her!