Supermarket shopping with pre-school children is nothing short of a nightmare, if you ask me.
While my eldest is pleading for a couple of pricey comics, the little one is hanging out of the trolley, grabbing sweets and throwing a tantrum because I wonâ€™t let him cram them in his mouth before weâ€™ve reached the checkout.
I have to put both my sons in the trolley (leaving little room for the shopping) otherwise theyâ€™re off, running up the aisles, getting lost, and causing mayhem.
If we do make it through unscathed, itâ€™s because Iâ€™ve spent a fortune in â€˜bribesâ€™ to get them to sit still and stay quiet.
And then I generally get home to find Iâ€™ve forgotten most of what I went out for.
This is why youâ€™ll often find frazzled parents rushing around the shops on evenings and weekends â€“ because theyâ€™ve found someone to watch the kids and made a rare break for freedom.
Grocery shopping online has to be up there among the greatest inventions for families.
Having tried most of the services available, I have to say Iâ€™m impressed by milk&more.
It offers early morning deliveries and takes away the hassle of having to book a suitable time slot â€“ and wait in for your shopping to be dumped on your doorstep by a grumpy van driver.
Instead, you get up bright and early to find your regular, friendly milkman dropping off your order.
It harks back to the days when your mum remembers the cheery milkman as a local institution, immortalised in songs like Ernie (the fastest milkman in the west).
Hardly surprising then, when you hear milk&more is the online branch of Dairy Crest Ltd.
It seems the good old milkman has had to evolve to compete with the major superstores, who have pretty much taken the personal touch out of everything in their drive for convenience.
So Dairy Crest has combined that convenience with a personal service that offers milk â€“ and more importantly grocery shopping online.
Thereâ€™s no minimum order and customers can have up to six deliveries a week (although delivery days vary according to the area you live in).
You can order online up to 9pm the night before your next delivery.
Thereâ€™s more than 250 items to choose from, including recognisable brands like Kellogg’s, McVities, Walkers, Typhoo, Tropicana and Cathedral City.
You can even get a fruit and veg delivery with your morning pint of semi-skimmed. Thereâ€™s plenty of fresh produce as well.
Considering Sean Connery started out as a milkman, we canâ€™t promise you a hunky James Bond on your doorstop (shame â€“Daniel Craig could put the sugar in my morning coffee anytime!).
But give it a try â€“ and let us know what you think.
Click here to watch the milk&more TV advert.
And just for fun, check out Benny Hillâ€™s Ernie video here.
Note: This is a sponsored post, but the opinions and experiences are real and true