There are some things that you just couldn’t make up and today was full of them!
After the world-wide shortage of courgettes (zucchini) of a few days ago it now seems that lettuce, in fact all things salad related, are now in peril too. Why did this never happen when I wasn’t eating them? When I seriously couldn’t give a stuff if the price of a lettuce tripled over night?
While I’m not convinced of the magnitude of a world-wide shortage of greenery, given the state of global politics right now, it did make headline news on virtually every news channel going.
- Supermarkets ration lettuce after bad weather hits supplies
- Lettuce shortage: Is this just the tip of the iceberg?
- Salad crisis: Man sells lettuce on Gumtree for £50
So all in a single day we have:
- A dire shortage of edible greenery
- Predictions of worse to come
- Carpet-bagging of lettuce rampant online
The only positive to come from all this was there was no mention of blaming Brexit or Donald Trump, which makes a refreshing change lately!
It’s good to know you are all following along with the tales from my #ASRF4050 too. This was evidenced as Graham offered his condolences on said foliage shortage and generously offered to send me some grass cuttings if things got too bad! Very kind Graham, hold that thought as the way it’s going I may need to take you up on it 😀
In better news today’s 40 km was completed so early in the day I spent the rest of it thinking I still needed to do it. So with that, I am 25% of the way there … does happy dance!
The weekend is looking somewhat challenging but that’s a story for another day!
520 km done, 1480 km to go.