What was holding the traffic up? An elderly person driving 10mph? A tractor? A scooter? No, it was an ice cream van.
I live on a 'new build estate' where the houses are only 4/5 years old and I've never seen an ice cream van around here. That makes me really sad.
|Talk about tasteless!|
"MUM! DAD! Can we have an ice cream pleeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaase?
I see ice cream vans quite a bit, usually at retail parks or in public parks like this rather lovely (!) one I snapped at Longton Park a few weeks back. I just don't see them on housing estates. Well not ours anyway.
Do they still do it or is it dying out? Do Mums and Dads now keep a stock of ice creams in the freezer? I know we buy ice creams from the supermarket occasionally but it's always nice to buy one from the ice cream man as a special treat.
I'm really sad that Mini Cheddar won't be able to experience that full on excitement* of hearing the ice cream van in the distance and then hounding me for money.
*Talking about this makes me think about that famous Eddie Murphy stand-up sketch from Delirious which you can view here on You Tube. A WARNING though - it contains bad language so only click on it when the kids are in bed and if you won't take offence!