My friend Nathan and I are doing the pub quiz at The Prince of Wales on November 4th. I’m doing a round on one of my favourite subjects: sweets.
Every Saturday morning I work for my daughter’s music group. I get to sell sweets to kids, fulfilling a long-held childhood ambition of working in (not even owning!) a sweet shop. I have intense memories of getting my pocket money on Saturday morning and spending it on sweets and girls comics (Bunty, Judy and Mandy). For children, this an important educational stage; learning how to budget.
Now I relive this. Little kids standing over the sweets, brows furrowed, asking how much each item costs… you can see the cogs turn…
‘If I get a Kit-Kat, a packet of crisps, and a drink, have I got enough? Can I get a Milky way too?’