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People are idiots

Today on the way to Tesco (Meadows), a silver Espace undertook Chris in the left lane (coming from Hawley) off of the traffic lights on the Meadows roandabout. They did this so they could cut in front to get into her lane – just so they could get to Tesco those few seconds quicker.

Was getting to the 24 hour shops such an important thing?

Was it worth someones life?

The idiot driver, apart from cutting Chris up, then ran the next set of traffic lights and narrowly missing a lady on the pedestrian crossing (on the road leading off of the roundabout, on the way to The Meadows shops).

Did they simply not see the big red lights, black and white stripes AND the pedestrian in the middle of the road?

Hand in your licence at the nearest Police station you idiot – and don’t think about getting in a car again. People like you take away loved ones from everyone else – just so you can save a couple of seconds.


Poison beans at Tesco

Tesco own (Dalepak produced) Mexican style veggie bean burgers have been flagged up as illegal!

http://www.food.gov.uk/enforcement/alerts/2008/oct/dalepak

Yup, as we went through the checkout the burgers flagged up as illegal, which was annoying, as they haven’t stocked them for the last month, and we used to like them…

The staff had no idea why the warning flashed up on the till, but a quick Google search shows that at the beginning of October the product had a Government warning issued. The red beans in some batches were undercooked, which left high levels of Lectin – one of the top ten causes of food poisoning… and a cause of cancer!

This poses the questions: Why did Tesco put them back on the shelves and why, if it has such a warning, was it left to be flagged on the checkout instead of being removed from the shelf? Muppets.

Product recall notice

FROZEN VEGETABLE BEAN BURGERS

DALEPAK – 4 Spicy Bean Quarter Pounders
Best before end JAN 2010, codes 8203 & 8204 only.

GRASSINGTON’S – Spicy Bean Burgers
Best before end DEC 2009, codes 8174 & 8175:
Best before end JAN 2010, codes 8196, 8197, 8211 & 8212.

TESCO – Meat Free 4 Mexican-style Bean Burgers
Display until APR 2009 / Best before JUL 2009,
codes 8182 & 8183 only.

This statement was taken from one Gov. site:

Dalepak Foods, the UK food group, has recalled three types of frozen spicy bean burger due to the presence of the toxin lectin in under processed kidney beans.

The company said lectin is a natural toxin in uncooked kidney beans but that it can cause stomach aches and vomiting.

Packets of Dalepak 4 Spicy Bean Quarter Pounders on sale at Iceland and Somerfield stores are affected. The affected batches have codes of 8203 and 8204 and a best-before date of January 2010.

The recall also covers Grassington’s 4 Spicy Bean Burgers on sale at Morrisons and The Co-operative Group. The products have a best-before date of December 2009 – with batch codes 8174 and 8175 – and January 2010, with four batch codes – 8196, 8197, 8211, 8212.

The recall also covers a third product – Tesco Meat Free 4 Mexican Style Bean Burgers. The batch has a best-before date of July 2009 and a “display until” date of April 2009.

No other Dalepak products are known to be affected.

An update on my back: Today is just terrible. I ache throughout my back, and feel like my lower back is about to “let go” – a bit like the game of “Kerplunk” – any moment it feels like it will give out.

I think I slept awkwardly, but as I was so tired I didn’t get woken due to the discomfort. Since I first damaged my back at work I haven’t had a good nights sleep because one false move or roll just sets of a sharp painful back related wake up call. This means I’m pretty exhausted as sleep is very disrupted. Pah.


Picky, but easy.

It’ll be a Christmas for kids this year. Credit crunch and reduced sick pay (Grrrrr) means things are a bit tight. It also means I’m pretty upset – but I leave that for now, as I’m angry too.

Luckily Alex has very simple, but specific tastes. He loves his toy cars, and I mean loves them! He doesn’t care if he has two or three the same, as long as they are realistic. Yup, he’s picky too! He isn’t keen on toy cars that look like toys. Matchbox type cars are top billing for him – and as the supermarkets have own brand cars for low prices, I can’t grumble!

Today after Physio we did a little shopping – Sainsbury’s are doing toys 1/2 price at the moment, so we picked up a half price “Little Tykes” car mechanics set, with bench, tools and engine/car to work on – but don’t tell Alex, as it’s his Christmas present!

Alex was treated to a couple of car sets – under £3 the lot! They kept him occupied whilst Chris did the heavy work and loaded up the trolley with the work bench! Usually on a shopping trip Alex will get one toy car as a treat, and that keeps him happy for the duration – and these two box sets did their job perfectly…. maybe too perfectly, as he held them all the time, even in the car on the way home…where he fell asleep still holding them tightly!

As for my back, I can feel things getting better – or at least changing for the better – so many thanks to Judith. A trained finger pressed in “just the right place” can be a very, very painful thing – so always keep your phsyiotherapist on side! Annoyingly though I hit a set back the other day as I sat up to eat. Whilst upright I sneezed, which has left my lower back aching constantly again, but also tightened up my shoulders and neck. Where I’ve been holding myself a  bit taut to avoid hurting my back, the sneeze jarred me a bit harder than the usual relaxed sneeze. A sneeze!!! Damn it!

If it wasn’t for a few things I’d be going mad! Chris and Alex keep me going (Alex is a real star as he keeps me smiling with his intensity as he plays!). The Nordic Walking gives me a bit of freedom, and physio from Judith keeps my recovery progressing (progressing is the thing here – if nothing was happening I’d be more than a bit worried). The iPhone just keeps me in touch with the World (cyber speaking, that is), with twitterings, textings, Facebook and blogging.


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