Well done Lidl + A mysterious cat

Our favourite supermarket Lidl has come up with a great idea for those people less well-off. Every morning first thing, 8 AM, they provide a number of boxes of food that is towards the end of its shelf life but perfectly good. What you can see is impressive enough but you cannot see that there are additionally six apples,  one red cabbage, about six large potatoes. All this is available for the grand sum of £1.50. It is ideal for the person on benefits.

This does not look very glamorous but it is standard breakfast for those of us who are traditional in our tastes. The food is always hot, well cooked, with a warmed plate and including unlimited coffee it costs five pounds. Well done Wetherspoon’s.

I had to go to the doctor this afternoon as a checkup after my hernia operation. Evidently, a layer of blood can form under the skin, causing some irritation and this can take up to 12 weeks to heal. This explains moments of discomfort – not pain – which caused me to visit for reassurance. Maybe I worry too much.

While I was waiting, a cat came in and sat in one of the chairs. I thought it had an appointment, you never know these days. A member of staff came and took it out.

Here is one of these photographs when you wonder how it came to be. What is the story behind this one? Is it practical joke?

The economic disadvantages of being young and naive… a young man called Oliver sometimes works with me in gardening jobs. He was telling me that the insurance on his scooter was £51 a month. In addition, he was paying £60 a month for his mobile phone. The latest iPad XX.  Unfortunately, he had signed a two-year contract for services that he admitted he did not use. I know we all want the biggest and the best but is a good reminder to me to make sure I only get what I need.