Grocery shop #3 under lockdown

We are doing out third trip to the supermarket today under more than five weeks under lockdown.

We’re comfortably lasting two weeks between shopping expeditions without stocking up much differently to pre-Covid and could easily stretch it out more.

It’s easy to get into a habit of shopping on demand with frequent trips to the supermarket, but it has been easy to adapt to much longer shopping cycles.

We haven’t done any other shopping at all during the lockdown. Haven’t needed to and haven’t wanted to.

I have plenty to keep myself occupied. I’ve been working nearly normal hours at my day job (from home), and am catching up on a lot of odd jobs that had been parked on my to do list.

There’s a few things I could do with for some projects I want to do but they can wait.

Income has been a bit less, but expenditure has been reduced even more. It shows how easy it is to go through money you don’t need to spend.

It would be good to get out and about a bit, to socialise, to go to a beach or whatever, but I’m fortunate to have a couple of hectares to muck around on so the lockdown hasn’t been a problem. I’m aware others have had to endure hardships, but it hasn’t been all bad for everyone. At least not for me.

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  1. Alan Wilkinson

     /  1st May 2020

    Passed our transfer station/tip this morning and there is a man in a highvis jacket stopping cars (actually only one) at the gates. Looks like health and safety is seizing its chance to go nuts. The only time you’ll get within 2m of anyone there is that guy at the gate. Bonkers.

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    • Duker

       /  1st May 2020

      I can see you are loving our “threedoms’…. all these petty things seem to take up residence rent free in your head.
      If only you could turn them into bookings at ‘Seagulls Nest’ ?

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  1st May 2020

        All these petty things signal productivity nosedive and poverty for the foreseeable future. And this Govt is far too stupid to notice while it is preening itself in front of its fawning female media fan club.

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  2. NOEL

     /  1st May 2020

    Got into shopping fortnightly to fit with my original pay cycle years ago.
    Wife is below the 70 threshold so I get the bags ready in the boot and sit back to watch many shoppers with small trolley loads going back and forth.
    Money saved on petrol during the lock down has compensated for the price increases at the supermarket.

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    • P & S doesn’t seem to have upped its prices, and their limit on popular items is 3 instead of CD’s 2. 2 must be a blimmin nuisance.

      A New World refused a man in his early 70s entry, which is surely not lawful.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  1st May 2020

        Sounds as though it amounts to illegal age discrimination as well as stupidity if that was the only reason.

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  3. Gezza

     /  1st May 2020

    I needed some more milk & eggs, so I decided to whip up a quick shopping list of a half dozen other items that can either wait until my next weekly shop or be got now & to drive past my local NW on the way home from some private business I needed to meet a couple of people & attend to that took 2 hours to get done, including extra time for convo, catch up & pleasantries.

    There was a queue outside tho, that from past experience meant a 20 minute wait, & it’d got cool & windy, so I flagged that away & just got 2L of the light blue top milk & a treat from me Indian mate at the dairy. He was chuffed that I was able to give him a postage stamp, but rebuffed my 3 attempts to get him to accept it as a gift & deducted the price from the charge for the milk & the treat.

    I’ll do a full shop for the week tomorrow morning. If go before 9 am I’m hoping there’ll be only a small queue.

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