A 50-year-old Whitechapel woman has told The Whitechapel Whelk that she was extremely pleased when her husband gave her a cement mixer for her birthday last week.
Tracy Dell, a housewife from Commercial Street, told us: “When my husband, Toby, told me to cover my eyes while he led me out into the garden on my birthday I knew I was in for something a bit special.
“When he finally said it was ok to look and I saw that cement mixer on the garden path I was speechless, to be honest
“Then, when he explained that he was going to use it to build a retaining wall for the woman next door, I was so overcome I broke down and wept.
“He’d even bought me two sacks of Portland cement and 5 of builder’s sand to go with it, the darling”
We asked to speak to Mr Dell but Mrs Dell explained that he’d gone on holiday for a rest and wouldn’t be back for quite some time.
She did show us her brand new patio though, explaining that her husband had put his ‘body and soul’ into building it.
This piece is based on a true story told to us by our graphics editor, whose dad once bought her mum a cement mixer for Christmas. He later made up for it by getting her a TV aerial for her birthday. I don’t know if he suffered the same fate as Mr Dell, however. She became evasive when questioned further – Ed