Helen (heleninwales) wrote,

Weekly shop and vaccine news

The last traces of snow had pretty much gone by 9.30 a.m. and it was trying to rain, so I drove to the Co-op the long way round, via the bypass, as usual. The fuel warning light has now come on, so I need to buy more diesel this week. I think I've only filled up twice since this time last year, that's how little driving I've been doing.

The Co-op was very quiet, but all food supplies were normal. Fridge is now full again and I'm still keeping the stock rotation going in the Brexit Covid stockpile. It looks like Brexit has not caused disastrous problems for food imports, at least the Co-op seem to be coping, but who knows what may happen? Life seems much more uncertain these days.

There was an item on the news about Co-op stores having problems accepting card payments. Everything was fine in our local branch, so I don't know what that was about or how many stores it affected or how long the problem lasted.

In other news, we had a letter this morning explaining the roll out of the covid-19 vaccine locally. G and I are in the UK's group 5 (65 years ad over) so I'm hoping we'll get ours late February, early March. Being rural and not suitable for the Pfizer vaccine (which has to be kept at extremely low temperatures), I suspect we had to wait for the Oxford AstraZeneca one. However, it's good to hear that people are starting to get the vaccine. A friend in his late 80s will be getting his jab this week, though my 97-year-old friend hadn't heard anything last Friday, but it shouldn't be long now.

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