Street party meets the Olympics & Come Dine With me

As the Jubilee weekend drew closer, the residents of our street decided that we couldn’t let it pass uncelebrated and …. well any excuse for a party.  In a time where we hear nothing but doom and gloom and having a busy life being self employed and working all hours.

 

 

I felt inspired by the thought of reclaiming a sense of community and bonding with the neighbours

The weeks of planning paid off, even though on the Sunday the weather was determined to gatecrash and ruin it for us the next day, rain pouring down on us as we were putting up the bunting,  we rebelled, showing typical British grit and determination, after all the party had to have decor!  Luckily on the day of the party, the climate was in more of a party mood and what a good bash it was, with over 50 neighbours and friends attending.

We had arranged games to keep everyone entertained.  Yes we took great delight in ripping up Health and Safety party pooper rules and went back to our childhoods with the good old egg & spoon race, sack race, relay and getting dressed in silly clothes race.  I must admit we didn’t expect many people to take part, but being placed into a team saw competitive streaks shining brightly and it was almost as if the Olympics had already begun and to our lot, in a little part of the North West of England it had!  The Encore was a knock out Tug O War.

To our surprise a reporter from the Manchester Evening News arrived and took lots of photos and we did actually appear in the 16 page pull out on Wednesday 6th June. Now we really did feel like Olympians!

The afternoon saw a wonderful wind down and civilised barbeque followed by a Come Dine With Me style assortment of dishes including chilli, chicken curry and Lancashire favourite – hotpot.  We partied on into the wee hours of Tuesday morning.

Monday the 4th June was also a very special occasion for one of my clients, Clare Moody from Clare Communications Ltd.  It was her wedding day.  Clare got married to Keith Ward and they hired a marquee and caterers to celebrate their marriage at their home in Ellesmere Park.  Many congratulations and best wishes to Clare and Keith for a happy and healthy life together.

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