We weren’t quite sure what to do this morning, so we turned over and went back to sleep. By the time we awoke, blogged, ate a slice of toast with Frank Cooper’s Oxford Marmalade and stepped outside, the frost had melted from the car and the birds were singing. We appear to have several Great Tits in the garden and I feel that avian romance is in the air.
First call was breakfast at Sainsbury’s, but I’ve covered that before. It was good today. I’ve scored it so that you can compare them, but it would feel like cheating to do a full write up again.
Portion size – good
Sausages – excellent and herby
Hash Browns – crispy and delicious
Beans – average, after all opening a can and heating beans is not a skilled job
Mushroom – excellent
Toast – average, another unskilled job that is difficult to do badly
Eggs – excellent to the point of “almost perfect”. Much better than last time.
Bacon – succulent, thickish and almost perfect.
Service and cleanliness were also better than last time.
We went to a few shops – Julia bought some new slipper socks, some bedsocks and some new socks for me. It was a sock sort of day. These were the only things she could find of interest in M&S. Her slipper socks are pink and white hoops with a gold thread in them. I remarked that they were rather girly and would look good in a disco. This view was received coldly as she pointed out that they were the only pair left.
In The Works I asked if they would be getting more stock in soon as I had yet again failed to find three books for the 3 for £5 deal. The assistant positively looked down her nose at me and informed me they had a good selection that was replenished weekly. I begged to disagree and we left it there. She looked offended and I felt patronised.
I’ve been to five of their outlets recently. In one I failed to buy a book. In one the covers are curling up because of damp. In two I have failed to buy three books for the deal.
It’s getting to a stage where I might as well buy off the internet – there are some really cheap deals out there on books I actually want.
We had coffee too, but that is a different post.