There is just something so wonderful about ice-cream, isn’t there?
It has the ability to evoke happy memories with just one little lick. Memories of days at the beach, and the excitement you felt when you heard the ice-cream van in your front street and ran out in your bare feet desperately hoping you wouldn’t miss it. Memories of buying a screwball just for the 1p bubblegum at the bottom, or stuffing your face with mint Vienetta at Christmas time. It seems, no matter how bad a day you are having, ice-cream is the promise of a little happiness, even if just for a moment. Come on, who hasn’t devoured a whole tub of Ben & Jerry’s on a particularly rough day? I love the look on my children’s faces when I say ‘Come on, who fancies an ice-cream?’, it’s a look of pure joy and delight. We love going for an after school treat, particularly when one of the kids has had a bad day at school (which would be everyday if you asked Neil).
The look on Caitlin’s face says it all, that wee smug smile that says ‘Yeh, I’ve got ice-cream and it tastes gooood’. It was so nice to spend some time in the sun, just eating our delicious treats and watching the world go by. it felt like spring properly for the first time and it was great.Here’s to summer, and to lots of happy memories made with an ice-cream in hand. I can’t wait!Linking up to Twinkly Tuesday