Week 33 #Project365 – 2014

Not a busy week. No long walks as I’ve still got a painful foot.

Sunday / Monday – Pottered about the house – tidying and cleaning.

Tuesday – We looked after Ashley for a few hours. We built houses with his mega blocks, scooted cars, tickled, looked at books, watched Peppa and fed his toy cat a biscuit.
Seeing him smile and laugh brightens any day.

Wednesday – No Orange Wednesday this week. Nothing out that we wanted to watch.  We went blackberrying instead. Picked around 2 kilos..enough for 5 boxes to make a decent sized crumble for us both!

Thursday – shopping at Tesco. Found an offer for Kelloggs cereal 3 for £4. Looked along the shelves to find what we wanted…but some ranges were not in the offer.. I asked a staff member if Special K was included and he said ‘no, only selected ranges’.
I pointed out that the shelve edge didn’t say that.
I’ve taken it up with their Facebook team..waiting for an answer. I’m not being fobbed off..

Friday – Bought some new PJs in Asda Living sale. Nandos opening soon at the Retail Park. Overpriced spicy chicken anyone?

Saturday – catching up on competitions I saw a funny captcha!

soosie wales, #365, tesco, blackberries, captcha

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#Project365 24/52

At the start of this week we caught up with unpacking and doing the washing after our holiday.

I’m STILL waiting to hear whether I got the job after the interview 2 weeks ago. I chased the agency running the vacancy but go the usual reply when I asked for the consultant dealing with it..’She’s on the other line’ despite leaving a message I got no call back and when I called again on Tuesday she’s now on holiday!!! Certainly feel like I’ve been given the run around!!

On Monday I had a tweet from @TheCurryGuy to inform me that I had won his free range meat draw with @FarmersChoiceUk.  Lots of meat arrived on Friday – £125 worth, beef, pork and lamb joints, a chicken, diced meats and mince.. a whole drawer in my freezer!! Lots of meal planning and recipes to be looked up or devised over the coming weeks!

Disaster at Tesco on Friday, it really annoys me when the staff do not deliver customer service but nearly all staff at our local HUGE Tesco – apparently their biggest and a flagship store – are miserable. Hardly any of them smile and they all look totally unmotivated. Here’s 2 examples, first one lady doing the chilled food reductions, I had a glance at the products she had on the trolley, I saw some yogurts and after she put a ticket on them I said I would like one of them. Her answer floored me…’You have to take it off the shelf, I can’t hand it to you’ WHAT?????
A few aisles down I wanted to get hubby some nuts and they have moved them. I asked a member of staff picking the internet orders if she knew where they were moved to..she just waved in a general direction and said ‘ up there by the crisps.’
I don’t usually make an issue of things like this I just shrug them off …but after tasting the pears I bought I knew I had to make a complaint. The bag says sweet and juicy, but they taste like a mouth full of cotton wool, dry as stick.
I put it all on Tesco Comments website and had a reply back quickly from the Customer Service Team.  They say they report back to the store on the staff issues and go back to the supplier with product issues. They are sending me £5 to cover the cost of the pears and a small ‘goodwill’ gesture.

I also offered my management service to investigate the morale at the store – on a consultancy basis of course!!!

Anyway…onto this weeks piccies.

Ashley waggling his tongue
Winnie the Pooh in the dishwasher!
Molly thinking this is her new bed…WRONG. Get out…This is the guest bed!!
Freezer drawer full of lovely meat.
Those awful pears!!


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271/366 Tesco gets it wrong again!

Now we all know that Tesco stands for Value, but we all know too that Tesco also gets things dreadfully wrong! Prices that are wrong, shelf tickets that say £1 each or 2 for £3.. you know what I mean don’t you!!

Today we went to our local one. It’s big, it’s new and apparently the biggest in the UK. But they still get things wrong.  In this picture they have mixed 2 similar offers on the same aisle end. (see update at end of post) Continue reading