Blooming good idea!! www.milkandmore.co.uk

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  1. Bobby Dazzler

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    We try to support local businesses, and so we have our milk delivered by the milkman. We received a letter from Dairy Crest today - the company behind our local milkman - advertising their new milk&more service.

    They have all the essentials your likely to need - sort of stuff you run out of from time to time. Order by 2100 in the evening and have it delivered the next morning. You can change your order too - as long as it's before 2100 when you do it.

    Prices are OK, no delivery charge, it's super convenient, and puts a little more business our milkies way too.

    Almost too good to be true, so going to put it to the test. We're out of yoghurts so just placed an order - they should be here in about 9 hours time all being well.

    A great idea. So simple too - I guess that's how most great ideas are though.

    PS if you decide to take a look, make sure you don't mistype F instead of K!! :eek: :D
     
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    I suspect that service would be for after 9pm but before 9am....rather profitable I think.

    Back to the OP. Our office milkman arrives after 10am and leaves the milk in the sun......bobbins!
     
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    They should deliver mail & newspapers.
     
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    Great idea - when i lived in nottingham, our milkman used to bring bread, eggs, orange jiuce and very often provide a taxi service home :)

    No milkman where we live now but we have a 24 hour Tesco 2 minutes drive/10 minutes walk away :)
     
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    We had an excellent milkman when I was living in Southend, he'd do his round at 4am which was great, like Andy says, a taxi service!
     
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    Just out of Idle interest you understand I did type "F" instead of "K"

    Bloody hell!!!! they can deliver THAT to me door ANY morning they feel like!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    It's how you keep up with the level of service year on year which I always found to be the issue with these things.

    When we lived in the Telford area, we had one milkman who tried very hard to gain our business. Everything was excellent for a while until the milk started getting delivered later and later. We started out with fresh milk ready on the doorstep before dawn, but ended up with a pint of cottage cheese ready on the doorstep after work, following a day facing south-west in the sun...

    We sacked him and found a replacement - who did exactly the same thing.

    No wonder everyone gets their milk from the supermarkets these days... :doh:
     
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    You tried to order a MILF ????

    They don't do that my way. We must have the wrong postcode for that sort of thing...
     
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    Trotted downstairs this morning just after six, and peered through the window. No sign of them. :(

    Opened the door, and there they were!! :bannana:

    Fantastic service we'll be using again.
     
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    Just don't tell Two Ton Ted from Teddington. :D
     
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    My Uncle's would make me sing this when I was a kid. :)



    BENNY HILL
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    ERNIE ( THE FASTEST MILKMAN IN THE WEST)

    11/12/1971 - 4 weeks at #1 - 17 weeks on chart

    You could hear the hoof beats pound
    As they raced across the ground
    And the clatter of the wheels
    As they spun round and round
    And he galloped into Market Street
    His badge upon his chest
    His name was Ernie
    And he drove the fastest milkcart in the west

    Now Ernie loved a widow
    A lady known as Sue
    She lived all alone in Linley Lane
    At number twenty two
    They said she was too good for him
    She was haughty, proud and chic
    But Ernie got his cocoa there
    Three times every week
    They called him Ernie (Ernie)
    And he drove the fastest milkcart in the west

    She said she'd like to bathe in milk
    He said alright sweetheart
    And when he finished work one night
    He loaded up the cart
    He said you wanted pasturised
    Coz pasturised is best
    She says Ernie I'll be happy
    If it comes up to me chest
    And that tickled old Ernie (Ernie)
    And he drove the fastest milkcart in the west

    Now Ernie had a rival
    An evil looking man
    Called Two Ton Ted from Teddington
    And he drove the bakers van
    He tempted her with his treacle tarts
    And his tasty wholemeal bread
    And when she saw the size
    Of his hot meat pies
    It very near turned her head
    She nearly swooned at his macaroon
    And he said now if you treat me right
    You'll have hot rolls evry morning
    And crumpets every night
    He knew once she'd sampled his layer cake
    He'd have his wicked way
    And all Ernie had to offer
    Was a pint of milk a day
    Poor Ernie (Ernie)
    And he drove the fastest milkcart in the west

    One lunchtime Ted saw Ernie's horse and cart outside her door
    It drove him mad to find it was still there at half past four
    And as he leaped down from of his van
    Hot blood through his veins did course
    And he went across to Ernie's cart
    And he didnarf kick his horse
    Who's name was Trigger (Trigger)
    And he pulled the fastest milkcart in the west

    Now Ernie rushed out into the street
    His goldtop in his hand
    He said if you want to marry susie
    You'll fight for her like a man
    Oh why don't we play cards for her
    He sneeringly replied
    And just to make it interesting
    We'll have a shilling on the side
    Now Ernie dragged him from his van
    And beneath the blazing sun
    They stood there face to face
    And Ted went for his bun
    But Ernie was to quick
    Things didn't go the way ted planned
    And a strawberry flavoured youghurt
    Sent it spinning from his hand
    Now Sue she ran between them
    And tried to keep them apart
    And Ernie pushed her aside
    And a rock cake caught him underneath his heart
    And he looked up in pained surprise
    As the concrete hardened crust
    Of a stale pork pie caught him in the eye
    And Ernie bit the dust
    Poor Ernie (Ernie)
    And he drove the fastest milkcart in the west

    Ernie was only fifty-two, he didn't want to die
    Now he's gone to make deliveries
    In that milkround in the sky
    Where the customers are angels
    And ferocious dogs are banned
    And a milkmans life is full of fun
    In that fairy dairy land
    But a woman's needs are many fold
    And Sue she married Ted
    But strange things happened on their wedding night
    As they lay in their bed
    Was that the trees a rustling
    Or the hinges of the gate
    Or Ernies ghostly goldtop a rattling in their crate
    They won't forget Ernie (Ernie)
    And he drove the fastest milkcart in the west
     
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    They have this in our area too, just checked using their postcode checker. Haven't even seen a milkman around here, in fact I don't think I've seen a milk float for ages.

    Will try this at some point, looks handy.
     

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