Lovely celebration tea. Sixteen of us and my neighbour and I were told not to bring anything unless we wanted a special drink. So we set off up the road at the appointed time - two nearly ninety year olds tootling along in the sunshine (sharp, chilly wind blowing in off the North Sea though). It was only four bungalows up to walk - they were just erecting a wind break when we got there - we were first to arrive.
We sat and chatted and laughed and all had a drink and toasted H M. The food - all home made of course - was delicious and the company fine. I met one man I had not seen for many years who knew the farmer's family well and he reminisced about the old times - long before my time.
We stayed for almost three hours and then i came home, closely followed by H, and J who had gone home to walk the dog. They are moving house on Monday so have not a lot of time to spare.
It was nice to get together with one's neighbours and get to know them a little better. And of course we all agreed that an occasion such as this will never come along again. (we are all getting on a bit)