I can not and will not complain about the NHS! I got to see my GP today, got the treatment I required and paid the entire sum of £7.40 for a month’s supply of medication! It did result in me losing a day of work as I had to wait to get an appointment, but, the clinic are fantastic, kind, caring and saw me within a reasonable time and no money changed hands, which always pleases me! A massive hooray to everyone in the NHS, they are paid disgustingly low wages, they work unreasonably long hours and their dedication, which always amazes me, is often uncelebrated. (My sister is a nurse on the cardiothoracic unit in Treliske! A precise specialist working with people with lung cancer – all hail the nurses!!!!)
Finally, it doesn’t seem much, but I sorted out my Tesco points and exchanged them for ‘rewards’. I use Tesco filling stations as they have the cheapest diesel I can buy and I then save the points and treble them into rewards vouchers. Today, I cashed in £10 of ‘money’ to spend in Tesco to £30 of money to spend in Cafe Rouge! I’ll give them to Dearly Beloved and he can whisk me off on a date some time in the future! So all in all, a funny old day of waiting around for an emergency Dr’s appt (no, don’t worry, Brits will know I am not dying but it’s the jargon used for an appointment ‘on the day’ without prior notice!) saving £264 over the next year and getting a free lunch from my Tesco reward vouchers. A frugal day? I should say so!