my daily life here in london

26 Sep

london 1.05pm sunny 18.1C saturday 2015

i went to brixton just now to buy ginger. still 50p, though not sure if it is still the same amount or less. i have never weighed it, as i am only interested in buying 50p worth. perhaps that is how they entice customers haha. it might well be they have gradually reduced the amount in each pack. i did notice that sometimes the pack i buy dont last me a month. the trouble is i dont always use the same amount each time so it might be i used more that is why it does not last me a month. ah well, fortunately it is a low cost item. also it is seasonal, sometimes they get a glut , or so i guessed, because you will find there is more ginger in each pack . then other summers, or winter time, the pack gets smaller. then there is the age of the ginger. sometimes it is quite more fibre suggesting it is older. but with cooking it does not matter if the ginger is older. in fact i suspect the ginger has more flavour if a bit older.

anyway it is a small concern and u got a small lesson in ginger usage haha.

ah nice and sunny outside as i type. i got a letter from talk talk telling me they have increased the simple broadband package by 2.50 to £7.50 a month. hmm, from my bill i noticed they have given me free broadband but only by giving me a discount of £5, so wiping out the £5 cost of the broadband. with this increase , it means i shall have to pay £2.50 a month from oct. i thought i was going to get free broadband for 18 months, but it is not so. typical of them, and businesses in general, to get u to sign up for a 18 month contract and then a few months later increase the cost. they do allow u to get out of the contract without penalty but even with the cost i shall be paying less than £20 a month, which is the cost of a relish.net broadband without a landline rental. so i guess i shall just stay with them till the contract runs out and see what fresh new discount i can dig out of them in future.

if ever the cost comes to more than the relish account, i shall ask them to completely remove my landline and lose the landline phone altogether. haha. and sever my sentimental liking for the landline. hope they realise that and try to keep us going by giving more discounts so that it is all kept well below £20 a month. that is the sticking figure that will keep me attached to it, any more and i shall cut and run.

in the letter, they offer a free sim for 12months  with a free 100 mins of talk, 250text and 200MB of data. not sure i shall take them up on this. i shall wait for the next bill and see if they will up their discount to £7.50 , since they have said they will give me free broadband when they told me on the phone. i may even get back to them and tell them that is what they said, and see if they will up the discount. haha. you never know, they might if i ask. 

life is very nice in london for me.

simon borrowed to read the kevin hearne ‘hounded’ and like it so much he ask me to borrow the next book in the series. and i found it in the library this morning. it is called ‘hexed’, and whilst i was there i looked up jim butcher’s harry dresden series. because it was mentioned in the blurb that hounded was compared to american gods by gaiman, (we have read it and we both like it a lot)and harry dresden. so i borrowed the harry dresden and another jim butcher series. i shall be busy reading these books . 

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i have been enjoying making sandwiches today… this was because i went to tesco last night and they were selling warburton’s white bread for 10p, reduced from £1 and the sell by date was 27th sept, too, so not even expired. i bought 4 of them, haha. they are rather good for sandwiches as they are so big slices. 

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6 Responses to “my daily life here in london”

  1. Garfield Hug Saturday September 26, 2015 at 1:33 pm #

    Happy reading and I am surprised that ginger is relatively cheap in UK. I remember paying alot for it in Australia and USA (Oregon) maybe cos lesser Asians in that part of USA.

    • alifesgayventure Saturday September 26, 2015 at 1:36 pm #

      if i bought it in a supermarket it is real expensive, also the garlic, but brixton sells these rather cheaper. but with bread the supermarket can be cheaper, esp when they reduce bread to 10p. haha.

      • Garfield Hug Saturday September 26, 2015 at 1:38 pm #

        As always envious of the pricing there. 10p for bread!! It is a steal. The breads I buy can cost $6.90 a loaf or more but these are filled with nuts and seeds 🙂

      • alifesgayventure Saturday September 26, 2015 at 5:15 pm #

        i saw a long queue of all black people ( am i allowed to say that? i dont know anymore… coloured? people of colour? , women mostly , in a bread shop in brixton today. the queue was so long it went out of the shop. i looked through the window to see what was so special about their bread, but it was not obvious. i really wonder what is it about their bread to make people queue up for it. haha. it reminds me of queues of chinese people in a chinese bread shop in malaysia, or singapore, in the afternoon, when the bread has just been baked fresh. i know how nice the bread is then, and i have an idea of the range of different baked stuffs that one can buy, so i think i can get how a tourist there must have felt when they look with puzzlement on that long line of chinese people wondering what it is that they have missed about the bread in there. here i get that same feeling of what am i missing and is it something that i would have liked, or is it purely bread that would please these people and no one else.

      • Garfield Hug Saturday September 26, 2015 at 11:54 pm #

        I think the politically correct phrase to use is “African American” in USA. Unsure in UK though. “Black” no longer allowed I believe. Ha ha you have long lines there for bread too. Our previous craze was for Papa Beard buns. Once upon a time was pork floss buns 😀

      • alifesgayventure Sunday September 27, 2015 at 8:40 am #

        here in uk, most come from the caribbean. hard to tell by just their appearance. i think. black is a very good term. pity it is taboo now.
        i read somewhere they are using ‘people of colour’ which i think is a horrible phrase. it seems to me to lump all peoples who are not whites into that category. i think there is too much nit picking about what to call a person these days. here they call all chinese looking people as asians. lumping us with the indians. i think they include malays too in that term.

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