Later in the day I drove to Oldbrook Boulevarde to go to Lidl's. I parked the car outside the Tesco Express store but walked over to Lidl's which is only a short walk away. I have been noticing the building work going on outside Lidl's and it is now well underway. They had put up a sort of temporary fence a few weeks ago and the work progresses on building what is obviously an extension. One end of the carpark where I generally park when I shop around there is cordoned off and has a sign for construction use only. There was a large crane on the site the other day when I went there but it seems to have gone and there were quite a few workmen in yellow hard hats walking about. The other morning when I went into Lidl's there were several men in suits walking around with one lady amongst them with clipboards and they were looking at the carpark immediately outside the store and I noticed them walking around the store so perhaps they are planning more work both inside and out. Ironic that Tesco's are experiencing problems at the moment, not hitting profit margins they were expecting to together with their share price falling considerably while Lidl and Aldi's fortunes are rising sharply. This might explain why they are extending the store. I don't know whether this is happening to all their stores across the country, but I expect it is.
On the way back home I saw an old lady pushing her shopping trolley along the road. I've seen her several times before, but it does seem to me somewhat dangerous to be pushing a trolley along the road when she could just as easily walk along the Redway and prevent being run into.