Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Tuesday

Tuesday for me usually follows the same pattern - my weekly order is delivered by Tesco sometime between 8am and 9am.   But every now and then I decide to drive to Tesco and have a look what is on offer.   It is easy when having a weekly order on line to get into the habit of always having the same things, and I do like to change what we eat so that we get the maximum nutrition from our food.

Tuesday morning is always taken up with meeting friends for coffee and a toasted tea cake (delicious), so that meant that the Tesco run was after lunch.   Very few people in the store today; it is a large store on the Garrison at Catterick and it has interesting food in that in caters for all nationalities (there are always ghurkas here for example).

Mundane jobs ended the afternoon - washing out the fridge before putting the fresh food away, packing all the food away into fridge, freezer and cupboard.   Then after tea (strawberries and cream) the farmer had his shower and is now sitting at the jig saw I bought him on his birthday.

It is interesting how we approach jig saws - our approaches are so different.   I can't put in a single piece without the picture in my hand.   He looks entirely at the shape and never bothers with the picture at all.

I am resisting the temptation to switch on the television to find out who has been eliminated from the Tory party leadership contest.   I find the whole business far too depressing.   Yes, we are a democracy - and I thank God for that.   But I personally find the vote to Leave a hard and bitter pill to swallow and am trying to ignore it as much as I can.

16 comments:

Terry and Linda said...

I understand your desire to not be involved in the politics. I feel the same way about it over here.

Linda

A Heron's View said...

I cannot but notice that those who voted Leave are now keeping their heads below the parapets.

Penny said...

I think politics around the world have gone mad, lies told,too many of them,in dependants holding power.No thought for the good of the country.

jinxxxygirl said...

Pat do you think the people who wanted to stay were just too complacent? Thinking that there was no way the vote to leave would win so they didn't bother voting?? I'm pretty sure that happens here in the states..

I like to have the picture to look at when doing a puzzle (Hubby's a carpenter of sorts so when you said jig saw i immediately thought of the 'tool'...lol ) I like to do the frame pieces first and work my way to the center... :) Hugs!deb

PS.... Did you find a whale in your mailbox yet??? lol

John Gray said...

Homophobic crab is out

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

As I saw on twitter, 330MPs are busy deciding which 0.2% of the population will then decide who our prime minister is. Virtually all of whom complained the EU was undemocratic

Mac n' Janet said...

The only thing more depressing than politics in the UK are politics here. Long, hot summer and nothing will be better in the Fall.

Derek Faulkner said...

As someone who voted Leave, I'm struggling to understand what all the fuss is about, nothing has changed in my life over the last couple of weeks. And if the Remainers say, ah but it will, then let's wait until that time occurs rather than keep assuming or guessing what will happen. Some people do like to see doom and gloom round every corner.

ADRIAN said...

I too voted leave. The establishment will not let it happen so why worry.

Rachel said...

I voted Leave for economic reasons which before the vote a hell of a lot of people were agreeing with me, money wasted in Brussels etc. They seem to be the ones who have disappeared below the parapet and are now acting like sheep and the rest and the world has ended. It looks like business as usual to me and everything is being vastly exaggerated by the media and people BELIEVE it. Unbelievable.

Librarian said...

I find it astonishing that people are so surprised at all the lies from politicians. It's nothing new, is it, that politicians lie to their people to serve their own interests.
Getting regular deliveries from the supermarket is a great idea, I wish they'd offer it here at a reasonable price, too. Not having a car I sometimes go shopping three times a week because I can not carry all that much in one go.

Dawn McHugh said...

I voted leave and I am very pleased with the result, the shake up of MP's can only be a good thing, the dead wood being cleared out, I am dissapointed with our PM throwing his toys out of the pram and leaving because he didnt have a backbone, would have to work hard, wasnt it in his job description, I am looking forward to the future.

Heather said...

I have been shopping online for groceries since my husband has been ill, but for the first time in four months we are planning to go to our favourite supermarket in person. I think I must have saved pounds by online shopping - hope I don't get seduced by too many bargains and temptations tomorrow!
As for politics - I am quietly optimistic that all will be well eventually, but really nervous of the next General Election as I wouldn't know who to vote for. It has got beyond voting for the same party regardless and is now a desperate search for someone who is trustworthy, strong, capable and has our country's best interests at heart. Too much to hope for, probably.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Interesting comments from some of you on Politics. I can see both sides (I think) and really, from mu own point of view, I really am not worried one way or the other. My vote was cast in the referendum partly because I think Remain helped the all grassland farmers and partly for the sake of my grandchildren (who are mostly fervently left wing (aren't we all in our early twenties?) I agree with you that in the end all will be well.

As to on line shopping. I think all supermarkets offer very cheap deliver (Tesco certainly does) providing you have your deliveries mid-week. I go up there once in a while mainly because I like to look at what is on offer rather than choose the same things week after week.

Like John's comment by the way - am sure he knows what he is talking about.

Gwil W said...

I didn't have a dog in the fight, as I am disqualified by reason of living abroad fro more than 15 years. I appreciate that the Leave are worried about losing the last remnants of our democracy that our parents and grandparents fought to preserve. The thought of more EU years under the neo-liberal-federal-dictatorship-project of Jean-Claud Juncker and his European Central Bank cronies constantly fishing dangerous waters - Ukraine, Turkey, Balkans etc., seriously depresses me. I fear Juncker and his sidekicks have learned nothing. Sometimes I think he doesn't even know what being a democracy means. If the EU was all it's made out to be wouldn't Switzerland, Norway and Iceland be rushing to join. In addition the idea of an EU Army run in effect by the Germans is seriously bad.

Rachel said...

I was stopped in the street by a friend who voted Remain who turned aggressive when I said I voted leave. I started to talk about Juncker and she looked blankly at me and said she had never heard of him. We parted company.