On the first day of Christmas The GG mission came To-oo-do Mr J's sho-o-pping
On the fourth day of Christmas The shopping it was done Four pints of milk Three pots of jam Two loaves of bread And a multipack of nine toilet roll
Twas the night before Christmas When the mission came through Not a soul was out (well not without a mask) So to tesco I went where there was no queue
The shopping list said 4 of this and 4 of that And all in the panniers Along with the cat (just kidding!)
No reindeer here, and no sleigh just me on my bike going hey-hey-hey
I Dashed and I Danced and I also Pranced I'd Vix to if I knew just how No Comet to see, Just a Christmas Star taking a bow
As I headed home And went our of sight I could just hear "Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night"
(with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore, no relation)
Busy times at Sainsbury's today and a few empty shelves, but still managed to get nearly everything on Mrs A's heavy list - potatoes (2.5kg), rice (1kg), carrots, parsnips, apples, veggie oil, tinned tomatoes, and on it went. Must have been over 19lb weight, for a £19 shop, so on a pound-for-pound basis this felt like one mission setting new records!
The team at Living Well deserve a massive round of applause. On arrival, we (Fleur, Kimberly & Ian) were just open-mouthed at how many bags were already set out ready for distribution in the coming days. A bit difficult to count exactly, but perhaps about 400? And, with their typical generosity, the team were already making arrangements for other outlets in the area like Melvin Hall to get 50 of the bags for their beneficiaries.
PS - one of the treats of helping these guys is that they also give away things like the alcoholic mince pies which can't go in the food bags. So that's me sorted me for a few days hic!
The mission for Mr S came on the same day as the GG newsletter proclaiming that amazing streak of 1,440 continuous days of good deeds. Well, here's to keeping that streak going on day 1441. Sadly, couldn't find anything interesting historically for A.D.1441 (The Peace of Cremona was about as good as it got), and it's not a very interesting number either (not prime, its factors are 11 and 1331) though it is palindromic, and as an international dialling code it gets you Bermuda. But none of that ties to Mr S's shopping list so we'll just have to give up on a witty report this time round.