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Thrifty Thursday: Keep on saving

The Aldi super-six this week are cherry tomatoes (300g), savoy cabbage, carrots (1Kg), celery, onions (1Kg) and snack pack grapes (170g). They are all 39p and that offer lasts until the 24th of September. I like celery in soup or stew… (more…)


The Sunday Ramble: Onny in the Black Country

Forge Mill, Sandwell Valley

I had two text messages yesterday afternoon one after another; from Black Country Si. Who’s rattled his cage? I thought. For a moment I thought it might be something serious, like Banks’s running out of mild… (more…)


Aldi and Parking Eye

The Aldi super-six this week are salad potatoes (1 Kg), chestnut mushrooms, fun-size pears (8 pack), plums (400g), fun-size apples (7) and pineapple. They are all 69p each. Remember that the apples, pears and plums are in season. If you know someone with trees ask if you can buy some from them. You might have to pick your own though. I can’t pick all the apples on my trees!

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In search of… common sense

market place

Poles apart

You see the poles in the photo, one has a sign on it with a P on it for parking. See it? No, maybe not and you might not see the sign on the other pole because it’s not there! So how do you know the parking restrictions? Don’t worry about it, they’re all disabled spaces anyway there. Those signs are on the tarmac and virtually unreadable. I went to Morison’s supermarket on Thursday. I don’t usually go there, I go to Asda, Aldi or Lidl.  There are signs saying it’s pay and display parking but it’s not consistent with other supermarket car parks  and so I forgot and got a £25.00 parking ticket from a private company acting on behalf of the council. But then, £25.00 is nothing if you’re the chief executive of Sandwell Council on £139,000 a years plus expenses, plus pension, plus his own blog, plus executive toilet paper. (more…)