Wednesday, 24 March 2021


Although it is supposed to be 10C outside, it is grey, cloudy and cold. Inside feels similar.

Our neighbour died on Monday, not of COVID, but it was far quicker than expected. It was only a couple of weeks ago that he was waiting to be seen by teams to work out what help was needed for them both. We haven't seen him recently, weren't able to visit him whilst in care and because of restrictions will probably not be able to attend the funeral.

We both finally had chiropractic treatment yesterday, it was badly needed. Hopefully we shall be okay for a while and get through to our next time. I am patiently waiting until I can have massages again as they keep me going inbetween treatments.

We will be able to team up for a walk next week. We are so looking forward to it and treating ourselves to a snack and hot drink afterwards (outside of course) so hope it is warm!

I noticed again, a price hike on food. Oats (when on offer at 2 packets) were £3.00 but are now £3.70. We chose a slightly cheaper brand and got them at 2 for £3.00! Tea leaves have gone up by 20p amongst other things off the top of my head.

We are going to empty out my food boxes currently under the bed and get as many items as possible into the pantry then begin again. The grace period for Brexit import and export taxes was due to finish the end of February. It has now been extended to end of April and potentially the end of July.

With the EU threatening to block vaccines I am sure they won't think twice about blocking other items just to punish us further for daring to leave them. I am getting prepared once more.


  1. I do hope that they do not block vaccines. That is where Canada gets theirs. One would think they would like to keep their friends rather than lose them by not allowing the companies to uphold the contracts.

    Prices are getting ridiculous.

    God bless.

    1. They were late ordering, slagged it of on two or more occasions resulting in people not wanting to take it. Disgusting really.

  2. Sorry to read about your neighbour. We have noticed quite the hike in some prices, particularly fruit and veg. Like you we are trying different brands, some are better than others.

    1. Thank you. Definitely got to find the better generic brands where possible.

  3. Sad to hear about your neighbour, we seem to hear of so many deaths these days :-(

    It's a good plan to hoick out the Brexit box and start again with fresh and longer dated supplies. I might start another once I have moved, a box of tins and packets under the bed would be a nice little standby for emergencies.

  4. Try again! We have known them since 1986.


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