As my regulars will know, Hay does a paper round in the village and I sometimes help out (kids can't do it, as a car is necessary to reach the 35 to 40 scattered houses, ancestral piles and outlying farms).
Now Xmas is always a good time for making a few bob on the side through Xmas tips.
- Guardian readers are always the first to leave a Christmas tip - invariably a tenner and a card.
- Telegraph and Times readers are the next - between £5 and £10 and a card.
- Express and Sun follow close on with a fiver or a few quid in an envelope, perhaps with a card.
- Daily Mail readers, of which we have a continuous 6 on one road, never leave a tip or even so much as a card to say thanks.