I didn't realize it but it's two years since I went to the Audiology department to have my hearing aid re-tubed. No wonder it's whistling at me, it's full of gunk. I never like going to the drop in service because I have to sit around for ages in a queue, don't like hospitals full stop. When I rang up I was pleased when they said they no longer do the drop in service, everyone has to make an appointment. That suits me better.
This morning I was in and out in fifteen minutes. The nice young lady re tubed the aid for me, and said she will set the wheels in motion to get me a new one, and I'll have a fresh hearing test because it's ages since I last had one. Sounds good to me.
I parked near Sainsbury's and walked to the hospital, so when I came back to the car I picked up a basket and had a look around the store, mainly to spy on prices, and if by any chance there was some good deals, or reductions. No such luck, the prices are still higher than what I pay in Tesco and Aldi. I did buy a couple of boxes of their own label cat food pouches though for the visiting cats. By the way, our Sainsbury's now have cameras on the car park, so I parked on the road opposite. Private parking companies are a pain, always be aware where you park. They take a photo of your registration plate when you enter the car park, and when you leave. Don't get caught out, if you are only a few minutes over your time they send you a letter demanding £70 or thereabouts.
As I was out and about I went to Poundstretcher to stock up on dry cat food. It's still £1 a bag, so I got 15 bags. That will last a while. I expect the price will increase eventually, other shops sell it for £3.50 - £4.00 a bag.
As I was close to town I had a trip to the bank to withdraw cash, and a quick look in PoundWorld, to see if their closing down sale was still on. I found a lot of empty shelves and a few mainly seasonal items left. I bought two packs of Christmas baubles for 30p each. They will look nice on my bushes in the front garden, ha ha. I also bought a steel retractable tape measure for 40p as mine is broken and stuck together with sellotape.
Aldi is close by so I did my shopping there.
We had rain overnight, now it's sunny again. I have a key to water up a friends garden while she is away. If it keeps on raining a bit every day, or night, I won't have to do it.
Don't forget what day it is tomorrow. It's the first of August, check in day for the Walking Group. I am a few miles short again, ooops. Lets us know how you are doing. Hasta la vista. ilona
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