Our Boy and I spent a lovely summers evening last night with our neighbours in the shared garden.
Our town house sits in the former garden of an old estate (which you can see a bit of the corner of on the picture). In this former apple orchard there are now 10 townhouses where we live! We all have a mini garden each and then share a larger garden which is maintained by a gardener. In total we are 19 units as the old house has been split in to various sized apartments.
It is a very international crowd in our little cul-de-sac which is very symbolic of the rest of our town. Amongst these 19 units we have people from Norway (of course), Iran, Italy, The Netherlands, France, Poland, Australia, Germany, Hungary and the UK (of course!).
Last night the Italian/Dutch family encouraged us all to come out for a potluck so we all just brought some food and drink and spent a very pleasant evening in each other's company.
It was great to talk and laugh with the neighbours about other things than boring accounts and maintenance work
Spontaneous gatherings are often the best!