We've even had people bringing round
a hotpot, apple pie and sponge cake.
During the years BC (before children) I can remember some friends bringing round
their young daughter and after they left three hours later we had to have a sleep, that very same afternoon, to recover.
A table stood nearby, loaded with platters of cold meats, bread and fruit, servants were bringing round
goblets of hot spiced wine.
And when they hear the estate agent is bringing round
a prospective buyer on Monday, they make sure the place is exactly how they want it.
So it's no time before the curtaintwitching begins and the housewives are bringing round
baskets of muffins.