Just when I thought England couldn’t get any cuter, dear husband noticed our neighbors had a regularly scheduled dairy delivery. He inquired, I Googled, and we found the company, who delivers in our area five times a week. Our milk man’s name is Grant, and if you forget, it’s on the front of his truck, and on the web site when you log in. You can set up a standing order via the web and get dairy fresh, organic (either pasteurized or not) milk, as well as eggs, cheese and a variety of other yummy items like organic vegetable and fruit boxes delivered to your door. How’s that for nice blend of 20th meets 21st century?
Interestingly enough, most of their milk is not pasteurized nor is it homogenized. If you want that, you have to go to their web site’s “specialty” section. Is the U.S. the only country that regularly does this to their milk, I wonder? I have read many articles on the merits and nutritional value of non-homogenized milk, which I tend to agree with, but while I’m pregnant, I decided to stick to pasteurized. You can also get the milk flavored, in chocolate, banana and strawberry.
Among the other adorable things I’ve noticed: the naming of houses. This photo of Victorian row houses is across the street from our place. And chiseled in many of them, above the door, are names, such as “Hartley House,” “Langford,” “Essex,” etc, which I assume were once last names of the family who lived there. And it’s very common on UK web sites for there to be a separate box asking for “house name,” followed by the usual house number, city, post code, etc. We unfortunately don’t live in a place quite as cute, but any offers on naming? Let us know.