An interview with Vincent Terranova proprietor of the Buttercross Tearooms Central Park Peterborough, broadcast on the Peterborough Breakfast Show at 07:30 am on Tuesday 16th March 2010. Interviewer is Paul Stainton.
PS: Where better place to start our Springwatch campaign – where better to sit down and enjoy the signs of Spring, than the Buttercross Tearooms in central Park. Vincent Terranova works there and joins us now. Morning Vincent.
VT: Good morning, good morning.
PS: Are you feeling springlike this morning?
PS: Have you had a lolly?
VT: Definitely spring.
PS: Have you had a lolly? You’ve had a lolly.
VT: I’ve had my lolly this morning.
PS: Have you now? Have the people of Peterborough started ditching ..
VT: ICBs we call them. We call them ICBs here.
VT: Oh yes.
PS: Why. Why?
VT: Ice cream breakfasts of course.
PS: Of course. Yes. Nicely done. I think you should patent that. But have the people of Peterborough generally started ditching tea for ice-cream yet?
VT: We’ve got very very good signs now, coming up. There’s definitely signs of ice-cream inundation.
PS: I can hear a bird tweeting.
VT: Can you hear them?
PS: This is Spring in Central Park. This is what it sounds like. Beautiful.
VT: You can definitely hear it.
PS: Can you catch the bird?
VT: No no no. You can’t catch it.
VT: You musn’t catch them.
PS: No no you mustn’t. Can you put the phone nearer to the bird so we can hear a sign of Spring?
VT: They’re quite high up. They’re in the trees, you know.
PS: Reach. Reach man.
VT: I’ll try. I’ll try.
PS: Go on.
VT: I don’t know if you can hear that?
PS: Beautiful. Beautiful sounds of Spring in Central Park. Beautiful. Obviously ice cream is starting to sell. What’s the most popular so far? What’s going on?
VT: Chocolate. It’s chocolate. Chocolate.
PS: People going for chocolate this Spring, are they?
VT: The kids, they’re going chocolate mad.
PS: Parents are going chocolate mad too.
Susie Roberts: Kerry and I are going down. definitely.
PS: You certainly are, if you carry on. So chocolate is big this Spring then?
VT: That’s what’s happening.
PS: Yes and are men in shorts yet in central Park?
VT: We’ce seen one or two. We have a regular customer, a Mr Williamson, regularly pops in.
PS: Ooh he’s outed him.
VT: Mr Williamson, and he was in his shorts over the weekend. On Saturday and Sunday.
PS: With socks and sandals?
VT: He had an ice-cream too, believe it or not.
PS: Was it socks and sandals, Mr Williamson?
VT: He was wearing socks and boots. Not sandals I’m afraid.
PS: It gets worse. How’s the Park looking?
VT: It looks great. The green, over the past two or three days of the grass, it’s changed. Something’s happened, and all of a sudden the grass looks different. There’s a little bit of foliage coming through, the evergreens are looking greener, the sun’s up this morning, and it’s just absolutely breathtaking.
PS: Because there’s a report in the papers this morning saying that England’s green and pleasant land is looking rather off-colour.
VT: Alive and kicking definitely.
PS: Well listen, enjoy Spring in Central Park with your birds.
VT: Thank you very very much.
PS: And Mr Williamson in his shorts. He’s Vincent Terranova fromn the Buttercross Tearooms in Central Park. Chocolate is in this Spring.