It was and eventful day in our locale on Saturday with lots of things going on. In the morning I went off for a mooch around the local Hospice Jumble Sale. When I got back there was a local festival starting up on the road at the top of our street. It was the first time it had been put on, but seemed to have a good turn out. The street had all been barricaded off to traffic and there was an impromptu football pitch for the kids on the road, a bouncy castle, bands playing, a dog show and a general milling around of people of all ages socialising, drinking, eating and generally enjoying life on the street. It was funny to see some of the dogs we meet in the park parading round at the dog show. I'm not sure who won, but there was a lovely community atmosphere.We met up with some neighbours whom we hadn't seen in a while and had a good chat, which was enjoyable.
Little Bird, meanwhile, had headed off to the park with some other neighbours for their son's birthday party and also to watch a film at the outdoor cinema and family picnic that had also been organised for Saturday afternoon and evening. We headed down later to join them with the dog and a bottle of wine and watched most of the second of two movies being shown, which was a movie by a local filmmaker about London. We made sure we wrapped up warm as it was quite chilly. I had on two cardigans and a wool gilet, leggings and walking socks and I was nowhere near overheated. Just shows how much colder it has got all of a sudden.
At around 10.30 pm we headed home thinking that living where we do is great sometimes and some really great events get organised by very community spirited people. Hopefully yesterday's festival will return, become a regular yearly event and go from strength to strength with more local people coming along to enjoy it.