Back in the 60s and 70s the trolley was king. Office workers anticipated the sound of the tea trolley with its rattling cups and trays of biscuits. Waiters wheeled their desert trollies around restaurants, laden with overly decorated cakes and trifles. Housewives would load up their hostess trollies and deliver their dinner party fayre to their eagerly awaiting guests, demonstrating the wonder of the various compartments and the sheer convenience this life changing invention, and once they had eaten their fill of prawn cocktails and Crepe Suzette, proud husbands would fill glasses with port from the drinks trolley. Trollies were everywhere.
The 80s saw the demise of the humble suburban trolly, they were no longer fashionable and were considered too bulky for the more modern minimalist décor of the decade.
Care homes, however, rely on trollies for everything, there is the laundry trolley, the breakfast trolley and our favourite, the snacks trolley. Every day a trolley piled high with snacks, both savoury and sweet is wheeled around Westhill Park. Mid-afternoon we enjoy cakes and biscuits accompanied by a selection of teas or coffee and in the evening, we partake in a glass of sherry or port or a fruity liqueur.
It has become a wonderful post dinner habit to come together in the lounge and talk over the events of the day whilst enjoying our favourite tipple. Beautiful surroundings, like minded company and a quality sherry, what better way is there to end the day?