Today I shall sing the praises for Tesco. Read that again. We placed our weekly order yesterday... I have to confess that since I chose a lifestyle of semi-retirement, I have to keep tabs on what gets spent. These days, it's a rare thing to buy a beef joint, but as we have the New Year to celebrate, I was tempted by a Tesco offer for a pack of beef rib on the bone at half price. £6.99 to be precise. Ok, I knew it wasn't going to be the best, but when you've been starved of roast beef for a long time, it's tempting. The delivery arrived and it turns out there is one substitution. My rib of beef. Initially, I said to the driver I didn't want the substitution. He said it would be in a blue bag, there were no blue bags, but a hall full of Tesco bags to hunt through for the substitution so I said leave it for now. I didn't have my glasses with me so I didn't know what the substitution was. Unpacking though, I came across a massive piece of Tesco Finest sirloin which looks like it was well hung. I checked the price on the pack, £30 odd quid, which is way out of my league. Price on the paperwork, £9.99 and £20 odd quid discount for the substitution. I think they are trying to win me over, and if they continue with this tactic, I'll keep my opinions about them quiet.