Our church decided to organise a street party to celebrate our Queen's 90th birthday. Many from our church community live in this road and as we have quite a number of new neighbours this would be a good opportunity to get to know everyone.
The planning meetings were open to anyone who wanted to be involved at that level.
There was a cake competition which I had not planned to enter but changed my mind about 90 minutes before the party began thinking I could make some scones and work on a themed presentation of red, white and blue.
Alan and I in our red, white and blue attire.
We kicked off with a BBQ midday
when everyone began to congregate
Help yourself teas and coffees and cold drinks
Various stations around the street for different games for both old and young
Karen the main organiser on the left
Our member of Parliament has arrived and will be judging the cake competition
Our local Town Councillor on the left helping with the judging
Unexpectedly I was one of the winners
as was my friend Maria with a delicious Lemon Drizzle
Sarah enjoying a scone with strawberry jam and cream
The little ones playing pass the parcel
Children's poster competition
Seeing how many marbles can be dropped through the whole in 2 minutes
Large soft ball that will not break a window!
Two of our church worship leaders performing their comedy act
Now it is time to eat again with a bring and share feast
We have 7 different cultures in our road so the food was very varied
Last but not least, Sadie our 96 year old next door neighbour
Not everyone managed to attend as it is the holiday season but for those that did many were saying we should make this a yearly event!
Must go now as it has gone 7.0 pm and we have to have the road open again by 8.0 pm.