Particularly people in shops in Yagnub. It just lifts the day, doesn’t it?
I got up late, quite deliberately. I had been out and about early every day this week and Saturday is my day off. I woke a few times in the night but finally slept soundly until 9.15 and then I just stayed there until I felt like moving.
I spent a couple of hours in the first greenhouse, which is nearly ready for use now, though I’ve got a lot of pots to sort out for storage. If you could do with any pots and can call in, do please let me know. I have thousands, literally. It goes against every instinct in my frugal soul to chuck them out.
After lunch, which was a very good soup made from home grown butternut squash – I’m down to my last two now – I went off to the Co-op. I had a money off voucher if I spent £50, which is only too easy. I bought me no booze, though I did buy cider for Russell and dog food for Ben, as well as dishwasher powder, which took me a long way to the total…anyway, there was a bit of a queue, two people ahead of me at the check-out. The first woman hadn’t spent quite enough for her voucher and vanished – the cashier smiled apologetically, and we weren’t held up long (the woman bought a Flake, so it wasn’t much – 60p or whatever, to save £6).
When it came to my turn, I fished out my voucher, my credit card and my Co-op card. She scanned in the first and third and told me my revised bill. “You’ve got some money on your card, do you want to use it?” It turned out that I had £52 in credit (these were from points over the last couple of months) and my bill was £51.81…it turns out there is such a thing as a free lunch.
When I’d filled my car – oh, I do hate diesel! I have to fish out one of their free plastic gloves every time because the wretched stuff always makes my hand smell otherwise – I went to pay, and the young man at the kiosk was friendly and chatty, but in a very nice way. So we had our little chat and, as I left, I heard him say cheerily to the next customer “How can I help you today?” which made me giggle, since it was a petrol station.
They were both such friendly and helpful young people, it really did cheer me. Made my day, really.