Sunday, 18 July 2010

The Small Lunch

Yesterday, in the middle of summer, I found myself in the heart of a New England-style development in suburban Surrey enjoying a picnic of Spanish chorizo whilst listening to musicians from Ecuador playing Johnny Mathis' Christmas hit 'When A Child Is Born' on the pan pipes.

Only in Worcester Park.

That aside, the 'Big Lunch' event in Mayflower Park in The Hamptons made for a very pleasant afternoon. The turnout was, to put it politely, modest (perhaps unsurprising as the event was sparsely advertised locally) but neither the low turnout nor the threatening grey clouds prevented those who did turn up from enjoying themselves.

Same again next year, perhaps with a far bigger attendance?


5 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

Anonymous said...

its been very busy there this afternoon... 15 police cars, Boscombe Rd closed off, helicopter above, armed response units, dog units, riot shields.. absolutely lovely.. not.

Mrs Heissen said...

We came to the picnic at the Hamptons on Saturday and had a fantastic time.
We live off the Avenue and saw it advertised on a banner outside the fish shop on Green Lane and also at my daughter's school Cheam Common.
It was a lovely civilized afternoon with nice pleasant music, entertainment for the kids and IT WAS FREE!!!!!!!!!!
I am surprised not more people turned up.

Mrs. Heissan

Anonymous said...

We did attend the big lunch picnic at The Hamptons, having seen it advertised on a banner outside the Kingfish shop on Green Lane and in our daughter's school Cheam Common.
It was a lovely afternoon, pleasant exotic music, rides for the children and above all FREE!!!!!!
It was very civilized!!!!! no yobs , perhaps that's why not many people attended :0.

Ayan Mukherjee said...

It was a lovely Saturday. Really enjoyed it. Yes the crowd was smaller than anticipated, but that did not reduce any fun. At my doorstep with my family and great neighbours. what more can I ask for. Many thanks to all those who organised this.

Mrs Pavlos said...

I do love in The Hamptons and enjoyed the picnic on Saturday, having 3 small children, it was a perfect afternoon , kids did not leave the flying chairs and I enjoyed a glass or two of wine while listening the lovely and soothing music.

Mrs. Pavlos

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