Since retiring three years ago the bride and I have been developing a whole new set of addictions. Addiction to sport, Sky, keeping an eye on the neighbours, gardening, chocolate, and last, but by no means least – ice cream.

With the onset of warm weather last summer we started trying the odd Memphis Meltdown or Magnum.

We started off slowly, maybe buying once a week but, with time and our bodies slowly developing tolerance, we have increased this to one each per day.


With the cold weather here we were seeking to withdraw from this habit.

This is