Every Little Helps  by helenhall

Every Little Helps

Dear Mr Tesco

Time to take stock. Remember your slogan, every little helps? Well it is true. And I try to play my part.

So, when I go to the (online) shops and I buy: 25 grocery items for Father-in-law's weekly shop,
20 grocery items for the two of us, plus
6 tomatoes
400g mushrooms
4 onions
12 apples
4 pears
2 courgettes
and .....


am then forced to remove items because I am over the 90 item limit, I am not happy. I had to forgo a pear, an onion and some soup so that I could buy a bottle of wine, for goodness sake!

The problem .... every little mushroom counts, so that is 20 items for just one ingredient for tomorrow's supper.

And your solution to the problem? I am advised to buy the over packaged items instead of loose packed.

NO! TESCOS this is not right. I PROTEST.

Yours disgruntled


As I took my weekend walk, I once again became outraged at the litter around me. This time I decided to pick it up on my camera, and paste it all over the globe, as a representation of the damage being done to our earth.

And I have dumped it into this abandoned Tesco Trolley. It is a plea to everyone, and in particular to TESCO, to take responsibility for the problem of our distressed planet and to live up to the slogan 'every little helps'.

This, for February word for the day, Globe.

PS. I am on catch up after a difficult week. I havent abandoned you all - it may take me a while to get around to you, but I will.
Excellent shot that truly states the frustration you feel. WE should also be outraged at the situation we are facing.
A FAV!
February 21st, 2021  
Brilliant photo and your sentiments so well expressed. Well dobe-!
February 21st, 2021  
It's like we're all in some psycho movie and the more we think we're going to make sense of it all, the more male bovine manure is thrust upon us! The "controllers" aren't required to live in the suspended reality they are all thrusting upon us.
February 21st, 2021  
Excellent shot and I totally agree with you. You have made this abundantly clear in this image.
February 21st, 2021  
I am very impressed with your story and the picture. fav.

Hope you are okay and that you are now over your difficult week. Hope things brighten up
February 21st, 2021  
fabulous shot - great story too
February 21st, 2021  
Hi Helen, I'm your partner this week and I see youre making your way nicely through the February Words. For your Challenge, how about taking "Contrast" from the 27th?
February 21st, 2021  
@valpetersen thank you Val, and for taking the time to look through my project so attentively. 27th word is Mailbox. Just to clarify, are you asking me to combine the two words - mailbox - and contrast? or did you mean something else? Sorry if it is obvious - my brain is not in full gear!
February 21st, 2021  
impressive shot, helen. i like it. aces!
February 21st, 2021  
Creative and powerful. Love this.
February 21st, 2021  
Supermarkets and takeaway outlets should be taxed for the clear up costs. We do a weekly litter pick up in the village - and mainly Macdonalds wrappers and the like. I love your globe representation.
February 21st, 2021  
quite creative!
February 21st, 2021  
what a great shot!
February 21st, 2021  
FAV!
February 21st, 2021  
No idea there is a limit on ordering food items. Geez, you think they want sell as much as they can . Great shot, the litter is awful. That shopping card must have been out for a while , looking at the state it is in. Great capture to put in your word of the day. The crunched soda can in your shopping card I a nice touch detail!
February 21st, 2021  
Nice protest shot!! Thankfully we don't have limitations on how much we put in our carts but I'm always bothered by the garbage I see along the road going to the store. Why does someone think that if they don't want it in their car, that someone else would like to see along the road?
February 21st, 2021  
Great way to say what you wanted. Especially liked it on a cart in the mud. I have strong environmental concerns and always looking for ways to express them. Thanks.
February 22nd, 2021  
It reminds me of landing on Mars that there are people willing to leave this mess by moving to a new paradise. Very strong capture!
February 22nd, 2021  
Great narrative and very clever photo
February 22nd, 2021  
Creative result! Nice to buy groceries online but they need to do away with limit so you can buy 25 mushrooms! Delish! :)
February 22nd, 2021  
How you come up with such beautifully paired words and images always amazes me! Well done...so very well done.
February 22nd, 2021  
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