Friday, 1 July 2016

All Because The Lady Loves Milk Tray




I was strimming my folly early this morning oblivious to all sounds when someone tapped me on the shoulder.  I jumped and almost strimmed the knees off the six foot blond Adonis standing in front of me as I swung round. I was immediately conscious that I was wearing wellington boots, long apron over my dress and safety goggles. Not a good look. He was very charming but sadly not my Milk Tray man* but the man from the water board.   

“Have you got a leak?”
“No, but I know someone who has.”

Two days ago we found a lake in our barn.  At first we thought it must be an underground spring but then discovered that Philippe’s main water pipe was leaking.  All sorted now.

Anyway, I continued with my strimming and the garden is looking nicely manicured.  Tomorrow scores of horses will be galloping through as part of the equestrian endurance weekend.  I hope they will take the time to admire my folly.


(*From 1968 to 2003, Milk Tray chocolate was advertised by a tough James Bond style figure who undertakes daunting 'raids' to surreptitiously deliver a box of Milk Tray chocolates to a woman. The original tagline was And all because the lady loves Milk Tray)

6 comments:

  1. Brave (or silly) of him sneaking up on you like That!
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. He was very charming though.

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  2. Gosh, I'd forgotten that ad ! Did it really go on all those years !
    Garden looks beautiful Sue.

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    1. I'm probably more interested in the chocolate these days than the man!

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  3. Sue, what a beautiful garden. You should be justly proud of it. Hope the event goes well and that the rain keeps away.

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    1. Thank you Pat. I always love watching the horses go through.

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