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l'm so excited....:))

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~`*`Jude`*`~

~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 18 Dec 2012 19:46

we're going to have our milk delivered again....what a sad oh l is:)....lol

Jude :-) :-) ;-) ;-)

PS...Vic is abit gobsmacked, but if it helps the local businesses, then l'll give it ago:)

LollyWithSprinklez

LollyWithSprinklez Report 18 Dec 2012 20:01

We haven't had a delivery for over 20yrs when our little corner dairy closed, before that it was Express dairies.

Sad really cos the milkman was so helpful and always had extra bits and bobs at this time of year. even delivering on xmas morning at 3am!!

the added bonus was recycling of milk bottles instead of all that plastic

mind you in the summer if the delivery was late it wasn't so good to have milk sitting outside in the heat all day :-(

JustGinnie

JustGinnie Report 18 Dec 2012 20:09

Jude,,
I have always had our milk delivered, it isn't as cheap as the supermarket but it is keeping our milkman and his mate in work and he also delivers other foodstuff and things as well .
Hope you like the service and they keep doing deliveries.

~`*`Jude`*`~

~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 18 Dec 2012 20:35

Lolly and JustGinnie:)

We used to have a delivery in Sussex, but stopped as the price went up, when we got here there was a delivery in our road (not us), which stopped about 18mths ago....and this evening a lady has been knocking all the doors in the hope of gaining more custom, l believe she has gained approx 5 in our road...brilliant:))
Oh yes they do extras as well, the usual bread etc....even better. We're having plastic less likelyhood of damage then!!

jude

MrDaff

MrDaff Report 18 Dec 2012 22:10

Ah, fresh bottled milk on the doorstep ..... if I remember, birds loved it, always made such pretty shaped holes in the foil tops - and sometimes left a 'thank you' message running down the side.....and then there was thawing it out during the cold, cold winters, or digging it out with a spoon so you could mix the porridge in time or be late for school......

Happy days !!!

Mauatthecoast

Mauatthecoast Report 18 Dec 2012 23:27

For years we always had our milk delivered,chap was reliable (whatever the weather) and almost like one of the family :-) he brought eggs & cream too.But when he retired a couple of years ago, new owner who took over his business wanted to deliver 'when he felt like it' and wasn't so reliable :-| ..soo unfortunately we don't have doorstep milk now :-(

We go to supermarket,it is much cheaper but in the past we had always wanted to support local businesses.

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 19 Dec 2012 06:19

We started having deliveries a few years back to help keep the men in work but the price went up so much it became ridiculous so after having one or two blips, non deliveries and such, we cancelled. So much easier buying one big carton and we like the Cravendale too so can have that again now. We didn't buy much else from the chap. He was a nuisance too, came very early in the morning but would stay and rearrange his van under our bedroom window, others complained about the noise too as he would move crates around and keep slamming the door on his little fridge thingy, he was usually there for over five minutes and when you are in a nice sleep with the windows open in summer, the last thing you want is bottles clanking etc to disturb you.

Lizx

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 19 Dec 2012 10:39

We're lucky that we have always had a delivery, even though it has been cut from 6 days a week to 3.

The milk is more expensive than the supermarket at 68p per pint, but by having a 'drip feed' into the fridge, it doesn't take up so much space.

The milkman, now retired, was a godsend in the heavy snow in the 1980s when only the fit or courageous could get out of the area by foot or car to the shops. The main road might have been passable, but the side roads weren't. He would park up just off the main road, and those who could would walk to his float and collect the milk for their less agile neighbours.

Its worth getting a milksafe to put outside the front door to keep the bottles cool/above freezing point, and which hides them from view if you aren't able to bring them in during the day.

~`*`Jude`*`~

~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 19 Dec 2012 19:41

Ohhh l remember the days of the birds getting the cream before me:))

Way way back l loved the orange juice from the milkman, l would give his horse a carrot too:)))......those were the days:)

Our new milkman starts 14th Jan, we definately want to give it ago. Yes it will make the fridge freezer for other things:)

We mentioned to the lady canvassing for him that Madoc (dog) has very very good hearing.....so she's left a note for him to walk on the grass not the gravel drive:))

jude

Jane

Jane Report 19 Dec 2012 19:56

Hi Jude ..we have had milk delivered here since we moved in in 1991.I know it is cheaper to buy elsewhere ,but it's nice to support a local service.Through all weathers ,it has always arrived .OK maybe the tops have popped in freezing weather ,and in one case the bottles shattered as the milk had frozen solid.But it is great to have it delivered.We also have the Orange Juice :-D.

LollyWithSprinklez

LollyWithSprinklez Report 19 Dec 2012 23:41

Cor Jude & Jane....That stirred a few memories, I had forgotten the bottled orange juice from when I was back home as a child - on a Saturday as a treat I would get a bottle of Mickey (not sure of the spelling) a chocolate drink to have in bed with my comics :-D

LollyWithSprinklez

LollyWithSprinklez Report 19 Dec 2012 23:45

Had to double edit there - a dipsy moment had you as Jade & June :-( :-S

~`*`Jude`*`~

~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 21 Dec 2012 21:35

Jane & Lolly:)

l can't wait, l must find a suitable box for the bottles, it will be a shady place too:)
Don't remember the Mickey choc drinks, they sound good too:((

jude