Halcyon days

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  1. Creativecat

    Creativecat PetForums Senior

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    It's that time of year again
    And the beloved ice cream vans are out and abt in force.
    Just bought the other hlf an ice cream with a flake with an array of amazing sprinkles and different sauces even bubble gum flavour . She was over the moon . There's various vans that come into my street . All. Thru out the year to be fair . I remember from an early age being told to take our big bowl to be filled with this amazing ice cream . My dad always said it was more affordable this way lol
    George was our main ice cream man he was always bronzed with dark curley hair and a greek type . Every year he never aged and later on in his sixties he told me he dyed his hair to maintain his youthfulness . Who wants an ice cream from an old bugger he declared . I did giggle .
    Do you still have. An ice cream van frequent your streets or do u buy a tub from your local store . Please enlighten me :D
     
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    We have an ice cream van that turns up all year round, even in the snow. I swear he's selling drugs!
     
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    Animallover26 Human to a irresistible bundle of black fluff.

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    I can sometimes hear the distant sound of the icecream van but it doesn't come down my road.

    Ice cream van icecream always tastes better than from a tub I find.
     
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    We never get a van come round here, sometimes we hear one but it's too far away.:(
     
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    I hear it like a tempting tune that berates me. I get the money ready and it never arrives! We have this new shop though and his ice cream is lovely, it's nice to have a good indie ice cream seller but his Twitter feed is obscenely lush.

    We were in Devon last week and enjoyed Salcombe Dairy ice cream.
     
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  6. Creativecat

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    Yes iv. Heared tht goes on in places
    Is nothing sacred
     
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    Special sprinkles?
     
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    And the Strawberry man who used come round ringing a handbell!
     
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    Here in the North East, the red raspberry sauce is known as Monkey Blood. Today I asked for a 99 with Monkey Blood. Mmmm, was lush.
     
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  10. Creativecat

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    We used to have a shellfish man who sold shelfish funny enough . Cockles winkles whelks n crabs . My dad used to buy the winkles and get my mum to shell them . All evening for hlf a pint of little chewy gremlins lol me and my sister liked the whelks but took forever to chew the little devils and after 5 minutes wouldn't have a mark on them .,its funny when u look back at ur childhood
    . Fond memories
     
  11. Creativecat

    Creativecat PetForums Senior

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    It's funny the regional sayings
    Our icecream man used to say crushed nuts I used to always reply
    No iv twisted my ankle at school :Hilarious
     
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    I love,love Mr Whippy ice cream but there's not much available round here, so it's a rare treat. no ice cream vans round here.:(
     
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    Yes he comes round regularly. It was 8.15pm tonight though didn't seem to get any takers today..

    I love the 99 flakes but will only usually get one if I am on a day out.
     
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    There's one that always comes round our end of the town. I don't buy from it mainly because I don't like whippy style icecream but also because of the music it plays, it's the teddies bear picnic song and it's speeded up by like x4 and it gives me a speedy wiggy feeling :Wacky
     
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    One drove past my house yesterday, speeding along and still playing the music. Kinda cruel if you ask me!:Meh
     
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    Were you supposed to whizz after him on a skateboard or what!