It's the milkman once again...

Look what appeared on my doorstep this morning...




I'm a nostalgic kind of gal, so when I got a knock at the door a couple of weeks ago from a young chap who was reinstating a local milk round I fell for the idea big time. As a child the excitement of going to the door to see if the Milkman had remembered to leave my bottle of milk never diminished. I felt great sadness when he had to stop as the competition from the supermarkets and local shops proved too much to bear. He had soldiered on and fought a valiant fight but in the end he succumbed to his competitors.

Supporting local businesses is extremely important to me, I attend the local farmer's market when possible and do buy from our local shops. However, despite living in a reasonably wealthy area the choice in Fulham isn't terribly inspiring, shops struggle to attract a loyal clientele. This continues to bemuse me especially when you have examples all over London of buzzing local high streets such as Lordship Lane in East Dulwich that is crammed with busy independent shops, cafes and restaurants. Fulham appears to have been taken over by hairdressers and estate agents, independent traders fight the high rents but are eventually forced to give up. Tis such a pity so please where ever you live do buy from your local traders, keep the spirit alive!