Can’t trust that day Here we are another week and our guest blogger has so much to share. Thank you Chris Gostling for being our guest blogger.
It is a wet and windy start to the week but there is something nice about that. Firstly the gardens really need the water and the winds are warm and soothing. Do not get me wrong, I do not want it to last for long but it is so rare the change is welcome. This week has flown by very quickly, three weeks will see us back off to England, where it is currently very cold. I am always amazed at how hard the gardening companies work, they continue whether the temperatures are in the 90’s or it is pouring with rain. Not an easy task but one which hugely enhances the look of the neighbourhood. The same can be said of the trash collectors, they are always on time, collect every bit of trash and never leave any bits when they pick up the garden waste, again not an easy task but one which keeps the neighbourhood looking good. They are always so friendly too, shouting out a cheery ‘hello’ whenever they are around. This was apt last Wednesday because it was National ‘hello’ day, when each of us was challenged to speak to at least 10 new people during the course of the day, not difficult here because everyone is willing to talk or at least acknowledge everyone else.
These people as I said, continue to enhance the look of this wonderful town and there are 27 residents taking part in the REAP course which allows every participant to bid for a $5,000 grant for their neighbourhood. The enthusiasm and dedication of these people is amazing, everyone working for the community, wanting it to look the best. I think that you will gradually see the changes over the next months as the grants are successful……keep your fingers crossed!Art @ the Eco welcome There was more visiting stores and businesses as we continue to seek donations for raffle prizes at The Eco event on December 7 and we are very lucky here in Lake Worth because our local businesses are more than willing to support local events despite the fact that they are being continually bombarded with requests. The event will be even bigger and better than last year, I hope everyone has their tickets….you do not want to miss out.
On Thursday we had the monthly neighbourhood meeting, always interesting to listen to the police give an update on crime, which is down! There was an update on the economic state of Lake Worth, very interesting and well worth reading on the City Website.Lake Worth’s Cultural Plaza
We went to the cinema at city place on Saturday, one of my favourite places at this time of the year and I can guarantee you that it is ‘beginning to look a lot like Christmas’ ……. wonderful decorations, trees and of course starting next week , there is SNOW!!! It was so busy, restaurants were full, there was the sounds of laughter, people just walking and chatting, children having fun with the live music and dancing…a great evening.
Yesterday it was our turn to make brunch at our Church, St.Andrews. There was a record number of people attending, nothing to do with our brunch, it just worked out like that. I love this church, I feel so much a part of it all. Serving the brunch made me realize how lucky I am, I got to talk to everyone, not just a few people as happens every Sunday when we sit with small groups of people, it was lovely.
Then, the piece de résistance, the wonderful clothes swap. The last one back in June was great but this time it was FABULOUS! Buttons hosted the event and clothes were hung up, folded on tables, draped across furniture….shoes and bags were displayed on racks and hangers, jewelry had it’s own corner with a mirror. Bags were provided along with food and wine….what a blast! We all went home with new wardrobes after modeling them for each other. But the best thing about the whole event was the fun we had, the way the 40 + women all chatted as if long lost friends and not just people that had met that very day. Phone numbers and emails were jotted down and promises to meet up were made. What a great end to another wonderful Lake Worth Week…..have the best holiday ever!!!