I picked Julia up after I left work yesterday and went to Sainsbury’s in Arnold. As we’ve already reported on the scones, I decided to try the toasted teacakes. They have a peculiar dense texture but they toast well, take plenty of butter, and contain a lot of fruit.
Unfortunately the standard of hygiene was worse than last time and the toilets proved to be either untidy or out of action. The tables were so bad that I was unable to wipe the first one down with a napkin and we had to move. It had clearly been worked on by a sticky child with time, and jam, on its hands.
This isn’t good enough.
My sister tells me that things are just as bad in the Sainsbury’s in Peterborough.
We can’t tell whether it’s an attempt at saving money or if they are synchronising themselves with ASDA for the merger.
Just a short post today as I’m still tired after coughing and sneezing my way through the night.
We had a good day today, but nothing interesting enough to displace my planned discussion of toasted teacakes.
The architectural feature is from the Home Brewery Company building that was knocked down to make was for the supermarket and car park. It now stands beside the entrance of Sainsbury’s on Sir John Robinson Way. Sir John Robinson not only founded the Home Brewery Company but founded a number of local almshouses for the old and poor – a subject close to my heart.