It snowed all weekend. It was freezing cold, and the wind was like a knife. So the ice cream van came round. For ages the merry tune was audible, going up and down all the cul de sacs (culs de sac?) on our housing estate. The merry tune was the one known to all as Just One Cornetto - which at least made a change from the usual tunes, Colonel Bogey and the theme from Match of the Day.
I wonder how many housewives dashed out in their slippers for that essential Mivvi.