28 November 2011

An afternoon in the park

I was vaguely aware of the "Friends" group of the nearby park, but the fact that they were still in existence was confirmed when we received a note in the letterbox inviting all the local residents to a "Community Gathering" in the park.    It was a nice afternoon (which was perhaps fortunate considering all the rain we had had the previous day), so we went across.  However, we didn't do a very good job of introducing ourselves to any neighbours that we didn't already know.  Actually, it all appeared very informal, with people mostly just doing the usual "park" things.  So we bought coffees at the park cafe and gratefully received the champagne and cupcakes being handed out, and sat on a bench and enjoyed watching the people, dogs and children having a good time.