It’s been a day of small but necessary actions and intermittent rain. I downloaded the snaps I took yesterday afternoon.
This is what I saw as I reached the community garden.
it was half past four. M&S had closed at four, so the idea was to give people a few minutes to change and come down to the garden. They were escorted by Kenon and Jane. The rest of us had been gradually assembling, chatting, peering down the street, waiting for the signal they were on their way. Some had dressed for the occasion. I admit the thought of so doing had not crossed my mind.
Once we could see them we cheered and clapped. As they arrived, some looking rather sheepish, they recognised us as the customers they see daily and there were smiles, waves and hellos as well as looks of relief.
There were speeches and presentations. Some went on for a while, and a parakeet made several unscheduled contributions, but the mood was good.Continue reading