Monday, 29 October 2012

Last Ice-Cream of the Summer

Yesterday I decided it would be a good idea to take the dog for a walk on Westward Ho! beach. Ellie said, 'Can we have a Hockings?' 'Yes,' I said, 'if the ice cream van is there.' I fully expected it not to be there on a miserable day at the end of October.

Well, by the time we got down there the rain was coming down sideways and the tide was completely covering the beach. But the ice cream van was there, in his usual place at the top of the slipway. We walked the dog along the top of the pebble ridge, round the cricket pitch and back to the car, her shortest walk yet, then sat in the car in wet trousers and ate ice cream. Caitlin also bought herself a hot chocolate.


  1. Last Ice-cream? Do you think the Hockings van will be outside saisburys as usual this winter?

  2. I'm afraid not. The Hockings van leaves Sainsburys at the end of September and doesn't return until around April time.

  3. is there anywhere to get hockings in winter?