News from the bus


It was nice weather to do the weekly shopping today. Nobody chatted much though, so I looked out of the window. Used to be a supermarket close to me but it closed – I never used that supermarket. They charged average prices for sub-par food, so it’s closing isn’t a bother to me personally. The local butcher has shut too though so I can’t check out his meat. An hour and a half round trip to do the groceries, so plenty of time to hear the scuttlebut!

Anyway, no chatty folk today. I think there are less people whizzing about in cars too you know. The roads seem quieter. I noticed that several times this year …Lot of building going on… (!), they’ve been building in this area for over 20 years non-stop and so that’s nothing new. Still zero local economy though, hehe, one day someone will figure it out. What else. Few days ago met someone on the bus had been to three or four pharmacies looking to get a prescription filled. I didn’t think much on it at the time, but seems like that’s becoming some kind of problem. Getting your prescription filled now requires a trail from one chemist to another – whatever next!

This week I am trying out pork chops from Lidl in my search for meat that tastes like meat and not like handwash. Here’s hoping. ‘No meat’ is saving us money, and was part of the “save for an Asus” plan anyway, so forced vegetarianism isn’t too dire but I find a thoroughly varied diet to be the one I feel best on and I’m a bit at the “ugh more peas” stage. Yes, I have varieties of vegetables (and fruit and nuts and noodles and barley and carrots and stuff), many many many different  … they all remind me of peas now.

One small child hated meat I remember, and loved cabbage (yes I am blessed). I remember the fatigue of looking after really little littlies fuelled by endless cabbage, too tired to cook myself anything different. I know we ate other vegetables and things too… but they all ended up seeming like cabbage. All I remember now is the cabbage! It was a the Time of the Cabbage! It’s happening again!

Only this time Everything is Peas…

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