... to my ears passed by at 16:19 on Sunday 10 April. That's late, although not the latest recorded. Given the extremely mild winter though, I am surprised. I've been waiting since February to hear those plinky-plonky chimes.
Various field observers have reported sightings as far back 3 January, but what I'm recording is when I hear one outside my house. If I have to travel to Worcester or Lichfield or some other far flung outpost to get an ice cream it would have melted by the time I got it home, and besides I turned being vegetarian up to 11 over Christmas and went vegan so your standard ice cream van ice cream is off the my menu now anyway. I might have a Calippo though, if you're offering.