Simple Living // Last minute food shopping…

Tesco same dayIt was one of those days.  Dan and I had back to back client meetings in Gloucestershire.  We were busy and focused on what our client needed from us, and was looking forward to a quiet evening at home, when suddenly a text comes through from Rufus’ school.  The text was reminding us to send him to school the next day with a packed lunch and snacks for a trip to London.  I had completely forgotten.

Sometimes the balls drop, and I’m left juggling thin air. How did I forget he was going on a trip to London, let alone him needing a packed lunch and snacks?  Such is the life of full time working parents, right?


Whilst Dan was driving down the motorway, I logged into the Tesco website, and selected a delivery slot for a home delivery that evening.  Tesco to the rescue for some last minute food shopping. Tesco are now offering customers a same day delivery services, perfect for forgetful mums like me!

Looking on the website, Tesco had a couple of delivery slots available that evening.  I selected the 9pm slot (so the kids would be in bed and I could take delivery with out their ‘help’).

After booking my slot I navigated my way to the groceries department and in particular the lunchbox legends section.  Thank you Tesco! This section made my life so much easier.  Yoghurts, fruit snack selections, breads, cheeses etc all in one place.  Not only that but there are offers and savings to be made too.  Plus there are handy inspirational ideas of what to pack in a lunchbox, so kids will never get bored of the same thing over and over again.

I also bought a bottle of wine for me, as I knew I would be needing a glass after this day.  Plus a few family essentials, shampoo, cat food and other items I knew we were running low on.

Shopping ordered, panic over. I sat back and focused on getting home and picking the kids up from school.

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That evening the delivery arrived promptly at 8pm.  All the items were there, apart from the Tesco own brand of frozen peas I ordered, which were substituted for a named brand – which I didn’t mind too much.

Thank you Tesco for saving my life.  The same day delivery had stopped me from having a minor melt down on the way home.  No all I had to do was make his sandwiches and wish him a wonderful school trip to the capital.  Crisis over.  It’s the little things that really do help.

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