Thank you for the good wishes. Father on a drip but okay.
So, shopping. I've weighed up deliveries for over the summer and shuddered. There are large numbers of kids wandering in and out at weekends and I don't suppose the summer will be much different.
I looked at the different sites. In the end I came down to Tesco. Their delivery saver is £6 per month for a minimum of six months but I can get a maximum of one delivery per day at any time for that. It means that I don't have to hold out for Tuesday lunchtimes and the £1 delivery slots. I have booked a slot on the Sunday morning the day before bear's martial arts camp for packed lunch and that delivery slot would have normally cost £6 in itself.
I will still be getting the occasional deliveries from other stores, depending on the sale of things like Famous Grouse. That is, if father can still drink. DH likes a whisky now and again, so it will still be worth looking out for. On balance I think that the lack of variety in offers will offset the convenience of regular deliveries and I really need to make sure I remember to cancel it as it auto renews and it is on the card, not a proper direct debit so it is like the way payday loans operate.
The other downside is that the minimum order needs to be £25. I suspect that I will have problems reaching that on some deliveries so I plan to stock up on things like toilet paper when I need a lot of deliveries during the holidays and use up the excess over the winter months when hopefully I need fewer deliveries.
I am looking forward to the ease of the deliveries though, especially if father is poorly and I can't get out at all.
Bear is poorly and slumped down watching Ben 10 videos. For 'hit things until the problem is solved' type cartoons it isn't too bad. A neighbour should be able to watch him when I go to see father.
So I am pottering about with shopping and bits and things and not thinking about much.