Tuesday 21 April 2020
Yesterday. To the shops!
It's been a couple of weeks since I've crossed the threshold chez Leclerc; my nearby (20 kms away) quality supermarket.
Having existed on two weeks worth of store-cupboard meals tends to concentrate the mind. What, if anything, had I really missed?
Firstly we were out of fruit, and a day without either a banana, orange, or apple, is painful.
Although I had a reasonable stock of both frozen and canned meats, I didn't have any Lamb or Pork chops; so they were next on the list. We'd also run-out of Dijon mustard, so a few jars of that went into my basket. Yoghurts, butter, and cheese were grabbed. The rest was more prosaic, such as tea, coffee, soap, and eggs.
As you can see by the photos, there were no shortages, and very few people. That's my trolly, bottom left.
But mostly, my yesterday's aim was to buy plants for Haddock's. I always buy my Aubergine, Tomato, and Pepper plants; however, all our Winter leafy green vegetables I sow myself. Our local Gamme Vert horticultural store supplied most of what I wanted; I'll go back in a couple of weeks for the few missing bits and pieces. I need a couple of round, red, cherry tomato plants; essential.
Nothing much had changed. Some wore masks, others didn't. No mad rush, no fighting in the aisles, and no shortages. In fact everything was much as usual; other than the noticeable lack of people about.
Unlike me, they must have been staying at home; unless of course they do their shopping later in the day.
I should add that we didn't enjoy our morning's sortee at all.