While we're not going to win the prize for biggest fete, Tansy and I
(Cass) both agree that this little gathering, round the corner from
Fruit Towers, has all the heart.
Arlett & our Karen bonded over a smoothie (who needs a
bottle of Bollinger to get the conversation flowing?) and we soon
discovered that Arlett is one of the ladies that helped us keep our
warm in winter with the woolly hats she's knitted. Thank you
Karen & I played the 'name the rabbit game' (delightfully as
simple as it sounds) and Tansy tried her luck at the tombola, but
sadly none of us walked away with a prize. Instead we decided to
treat ourselves to the £1 book stall and we're now all proud
We set up outside to begin with, with our ball in the bucket
game, but only managed to get one eager participant before it
rained. He insisted on playing by his own rules and got the balls
everywhere but in the bucket - but with a face like this we
couldn't resist his charms and he won a smoothie all the same. Not
before he'd sampled all our recipes though, to make sure he knew
what his favourite was. Quite an assertive young man I'd say.
He wasn't the only one who appeared to have a refined palette.
This little one was definitely more of a berry girl and she took
her time in sampling it.
Generally the conversation centred around the health benefits
and tastiness of the drinks, but we had our share of hot topics to
cover including the British Summer and the
flood damage in Hammersmith.
And that's how our afternoon went. In such a cosy environment
we couldn't help but remember the early days of innocent - and
here's a picture to prove it. Our thanks to the lovely people of
the Grove Neighbourhood Centre, for reminding us that small can
have a big heart.