I haven't done this bit of road for a couple of months and there was loads about, I had to offload two bag fulls into the bins. look what I fished out of the hedge bottom, a bright plastic bucket, it's cleaned up lovely, I might plant something into it. I also found a five pence coin, I always manage to see them even though they are filthy. My wages, ha ha.
I had a phone call on the mobi, the company who does the charity collections asked me if I could pick up the plastic bags, and they would send someone to collect them in two weeks. Blimey, more work to do. Again I had my hands full, so I went home, and came back out again with a bin bag to do the job.
After lunch I thought I will get a bike ride in this afternoon, it will be a good idea to check out how long it takes to cycle to Tesco and back, it's six miles each way. I want to find alternative ways of shopping, not use the car for too many local journeys, and save the fuel for longer days out. I took the back lane out of the village, along the top of the wood. The road is in a terrible mess where the machines have been cutting down the trees. I don't know why they are doing this, I have seen deer in and around the woods, I suppose they have disappeared now, such a shame.
Here I am, arrived at Tesco. I have a bag on my carrier, I might as well see if there are any bargains while I am here.
Here is my swag, it only just fit in the bag, I'm gonna need some panniers if I do this regularly.
2 bags of sprouts, normally 75p a bag, now 55p
organic leeks, normally £1.65, now 45p
pancakes, normally 29p, now 14p
2 packets of 4 teacakes, normally 39p a packet, now 19p
Burgen soya and linseed bread, normally £1.20, now 60p
Staffordshire oatcakes, normally 75p, now 38p
2 packets organic spinach, normally £1.50 a packet, now 39p
Cost of shopping £3.83. Normal price £9.17. A saving of £5.34.
And it didn't cost me anything to collect it, just pedal power. A good way to keep fit methinks.
I'm pleased with my goodies. This food along with some I have left from last week, will tide me over till next week.