Picture this. A 10-year-old scullery maid climbs up the stone stairway to the attic in the dark, all alone except for the small candle she carries in a jar. Condensation from the windows runs in a steady stream down the walls with nothing to catch it and no other source of heat. It’s an early night for her, only 10pm, because she worked so hard to wash the dishes from the servant’s hall as well as the family dinner. Soaked to the skin with perspiration and dirty dishwater she crawls into bed full of anticipation and excitement. Tomorrow is Mothering Sunday.
Gift buying for pets has seen a huge increase over the last few years, and dogs top the list by a mile.
This Christmas, Tesco have launched a new addition to their Christmas range for pets - "Decorate your own dog Biscuit".