GraceWhen I first moved here, I think I was about maybe 28. The neighbours were very very friendly and welcoming. Number 30 was a retired, ex-military personnel/midwife and we have lovely chat. She told me so much about the war and things like that. Yeah, and then when I’m going on holiday, all I do, give her my key and she will look after my indoor plants for me and make sure my post not sticking through the door.
There were a lot of families, we meet up in Athlone Gardens. I would do the cooking side of it and my friend down the road, near Edward House, would do the cake and a little Caribbean doughs and things like that. So, it’s like every weekend, somebody makes something from their country and we just go to Athlone Park there, children play, parents are digging into eating something.
Yeah. I don’t remember that many trees when I first move here. They are grown up now. And those are the ones they are actually cutting down now. You’re cutting down trees and you are still charging me service charge for trees. Yeah. So I was mad with them.
Now I’ve had enough of carnival. But there is nothing I can do about it. Yeah. You know when you are young, you know, you are excited about all this. Not working for a day, dancing on the street, raining or shining, your dancing. Yeah. I really like it those days. I really do.