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# 1 : Thursday 12-12-2013 @ 23:20
 
 
I moved house recently and have started buying from some Home deliviers...My paper arrives about 9 every morning...Fruit and veg man calls once a week and I get coal and blocks delivered weekly....Do you use these services?...With the supermarkets, convenience shops stocking all we need, a lot of small home deliveriers are dying out, I like the idea of helping to keep them afloat...
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# 2 : Thursday 12-12-2013 @ 23:52
 
 
I was just remembering the milk man who used to deliver our milk when I was a youngster when we lived in Limerick.
I even remember his name. It was Mr. Doyle.
Every Friday evening he would ring the doorbell (our door was always off the latch) and without waiting for an answer, walk in to the kitchen which was usually in a state of pandemonium as my mother prepared to feed the 9 of us.
Mr. Doyle would say "Good Eveeeeevning to ye"
He had a black leather money bag like the busmen used to wear and a small book in which he kept tally of everyone's account.
He would pass a few pleasantries as he waited for one of us to fetch my mother's purse.
Once the transaction was complete, it was, "mind yerselves' and off to the next house on his rounds.

The milk bottles were glass and had to be rinsed out and the empties left on the porch before you went to bed. If you wanted more than the number of bottles being left out, you stuck a note in the neck of one of the bottles with your instructions.

The cream used to settle on the top of the milk and in the winter especially the birds, little common tits, would perch on top of the bottles and peck at the foil caps, then feast on the cream.

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# 3 : Thursday 12-12-2013 @ 23:58
 
 
I used home delivery from Littlewoods to get my new fridge-freezer delivered a couple of months ago. I also used Tesco Direct to deliver shopping to Mam last year one time.
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# 4 : Friday 13-12-2013 @ 12:59
 
 
Someone said :

He had a black leather money bag like the busmen used to wear and a small book in which he kept tally of everyone's account.

The milk bottles were glass and had to be rinsed out and the empties left on the porch before you went to bed. If you wanted more than the number of bottles being left out, you stuck a note in the neck of one of the bottles with your instructions.

The cream used to settle on the top of the milk and in the winter especially the birds, little common tits, would perch on top of the bottles and peck at the foil caps, then feast on the cream.

I remember all this from when I was young as well in the 80s! And at Christmas there'd be a "festive" foil cap Premier Dairies it was. And the special edition bottle for the Dublin millenium in 1988! I had (and enjoyed) the job of washing the bottles and leaving them out and taking them in in the morning. Cant remember the milkman's name, think it might've been Larry. He had a very long ginger beard and a wooly cap If you happened to be awake you'd hear his truck before the first light and the clinking of bottles everywhere.

We dont get any deliveries of anything now except the post! The Tesco et al home deliveries seem to be quite popular.
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# 5 : Friday 13-12-2013 @ 13:52
 
 
I remember the Premier Dairies bottles - loved taking a gulp of the cream at the top. Must've been a nice treat for the clever birds that discovered it.
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# 6 : Friday 13-12-2013 @ 13:59
 
 
@ Kevsamo, that was a bit cheeky of him, barging into the house like that.
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# 7 : Friday 13-12-2013 @ 15:43
 
 
Ah no, he was grand. The first few times he did it we thought it a bit odd. It was his character. He was very jovial, always a big smile. You didn't mind him blowing in the door.
I think in hindsight it may have been his MO.
He had figured a way to get people to pay their bills on time.
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# 8 : Friday 13-12-2013 @ 15:52
 
 
We haven't had milk deliveries since the early 90s and I can't remember if we got any other kind of deliveries. I have a butcher and a greengrocer about a minute from my door so I go there when I make the effort.
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# 9 : Friday 13-12-2013 @ 15:57
 
 
Someone said :
Ah no, he was grand. The first few times he did it we thought it a bit odd. It was his character. He was very jovial, always a big smile. You didn't mind him blowing in the door.
I think in hindsight it may have been his MO.
He had figured a way to get people to pay their bills on time.

..Blowing in the doorPervert!
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# 10 : Friday 13-12-2013 @ 21:46
 
 
At first glance i thought this thread was about babies coming into the world.
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# 11 : Saturday 14-12-2013 @ 06:13
 
 
Someone said :
With the supermarkets, convenience shops stocking all we need, a lot of small home deliveriers are dying out, I like the idea of helping to keep them afloat...

Are you availing of these services purely out of a feeling of nostalgia, merely to try to keep them going?
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# 12 : Saturday 14-12-2013 @ 10:46
 
 
Cream from the top of your milk on cornflakes delicious
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# 13 : Saturday 14-12-2013 @ 13:46
 
 
Someone said :
Cream from the top of your milk on cornflakes delicious

Are you looking for the Random Thoughts thread?
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# 14 : Saturday 14-12-2013 @ 16:20
 
 
love the white milk on the top of the corn flakes x https://www.gaire.com/e/new_smilies/fetch.gif
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