`sunny day

22 May

london 1.35pm 25.3C, (this temperature is a surprise. and it went up to 27C for a brief bit.) sunny blue sky monday 2017

such a beautiful day today. sometimes a day can start very beautiful and then cloud over but not today. i decided to go to the sainsburys to enter the points that simon collected when he bought stuff there yesterday, he bought £65 worth but got 55points, because they dont count alcoholic drinks. they are selective in what they wont allow. beer they allow, but not hard liquor and cigarettes/tobacco. so far i got about 1100 points. not quite enough for 3 coffees, haha. i would prefer if they give me it in cash, but they only allow me to redeem it in cash if i shop online, which would necessitate paying for delivery, which kind of cancels it all out.

so far i have been using other people to accumulate points on my nectar card. my friend from usa used to shop with them and he and simon tend to buy heavily… the nectar people were right to exclude liquor because both of them drummed up a lot more spending on liquor but it was not counted because of that rule.

i got advanced noticed recently from my mail (the daily mail points system) of a change they want to make.  they do a points system where u collect points each day by putting in the numbers that u see at the back of the daily paper. i have been doing it, and get £5 every 2months. free money really. but they say they are changing the system come this autumn. instead of giving u a voucher to the value of £5 for 2000 points, to spend in the supermarket of your choice, they are linking it to the nectar points system. 2 of their points to 1 nectar point. so it wont be so good as before because i cannot redeem the nectar points for cash. ah well, the daily mail have been doing it since 2011, (though i only got into it about 2-3yrs ago) so it has been a good run while it lasted. haha.

on the way to the sainsburys, i was on the bus and saw a man come out of his white van and carrying a tray of packed sandwiches in their triangular plastic containers, and threw them all into the roadside litter bin near the bus stop.  i assumed they must be over their sell -by date, but my first reaction was ‘what a waste’. so that is why they have been talking of how much we throw away foodstuff. it is the businesses doing it, these are corner shops and convenience stores and it is too few and too random to donate to charity and get a charity to come and  collect it on a regular basis. there must be thousands of such small stores, doing this…

when i saw them being thrown away, right after my thought  that it is such a waste, my next thought was that these prepacked sandwiches are not really that healthy. they are full of suger and salt and really should not be eaten too regularly… so it is rather mixed feelings that i see them being tipped into the bin. haha.

its a paradoxical situation. here are people paying good money to buy these sandwiches and it is making them fat or giving them too much suger and salt. and if u give all these leftover sandwiches to charity, you are giving these unhealthy meals to all those homeless people they give to. giving them to eat these, makes them used to salty , sugery foods, and that makes them even less likely to reduce the salt and suger if they ever were to cook food themselves.

i dont have an answer to this… just as well that i am not in charge of the world.

i think i have an inkling of how a god must feel, you want them to have free will etc, yet if they do something u know will lead to bad things in the future do u want to warn them of it, or not? it would mean u have to micromanage all of them… if i were god,  i would think , they all have souls, so let their souls decide and whatever they decide is allright with me. 

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6 Responses to “`sunny day”

  1. Garfield Hug Tuesday May 23, 2017 at 1:07 pm #

    Yes too much food waste in the world. They rather throw than give it away. Some bakeries here actually allow a charity to collect and distribute as breakfast buns for the inmates the next morning.

    • alifesgayventure Tuesday May 23, 2017 at 1:16 pm #

      in the olden days we never hear of such problems, i wonder how they deal with it in the old days.

      • Garfield Hug Tuesday May 23, 2017 at 2:07 pm #

        I think in the old days, times were hard and resources scant. Many did not overproduce as there was no demand as cash strap. Now, business operators produce more in anticipation of bigger sales. But with heavy competition, sales does not meet output.

  2. Sarah M Tuesday May 23, 2017 at 6:17 pm #

    Have you been to the community fridge in Brixton? People donate leftover food and anyone can go take stuff out. The idea is to eliminate food waste. Last time I went they’d just had a delivery from Sainsburys so I got some veg and pre-packed salad stuff. Very nice.

    • alifesgayventure Tuesday May 23, 2017 at 8:38 pm #

      this is new to me, where is the fridge? i go to brixton market but have never seen anything like a fridge anywhere. there is a covered section which i dont go so much anymore, so maybe it is in there, as the place get locked up out of hours and so the fridge will be safer in there. i shall suss it out when i go there next time. it is a rare place that give away fresh veg. if fact i think it is the only place. other places give out tinned stuff. though i wonder what the local market stall holders think of it, as it is stealing their customers in a way.

      • Sarah M Tuesday May 23, 2017 at 8:45 pm #

        It’s in pop brixton I think it’s Atlantic road but I’m bad on street names. It’s supposed to be about people sharing their leftover food rather than wasting it. Anyone can take stuff but just for one meal. They write down your name but it’s not means tested or anything. It’s a really cool idea I think.

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