Everyone made such an effort to ensure that the event was a success. Music was played, giant Jenga and games for the children, Sangria and plenty of drinks for all, food in abundance and too many beautifully decorated cakes to count!
Whilst the adults chatted and ate delicious home made food, the children played in driveways and cycled and played in the roads for the first time ever as the road was closed to traffic.
Heavy rain was forecast but even the sun came out to play! It was such a civilised event and there wasn't any arguments or animosity. Everybody helped to tidy up and by 10.00pm you wouldn't even know such an event had taken place.
We invited the local police to attend in case we had unwelcome gatecrashers but our fears were unfounded. I don't think they wanted to leave, but as they were tucking into second helpings of chocolate cake a helicopter hovered overhead. Looking skyward they gathered their apparel and made a hasty retreat!