Posted: 31/07/2016 at 00:45
It's the back gardens which promote a sense of community spirit here, particularly in the summer. All seem to be used as an extra room.
I've shared fruit and veg with neighbours. When I had a cat, I bought the neighbours children water pistols, the rule was if she went in their garden they would squirt her with water but she was allowed to walk on the fence.
The cat soon learned not to leave my garden but would go to the gap in the fence when called by neighbours children to be stroked, the same gap which the children used to retrieve their balls if they landed in my garden.
The cat has since died but the children still ask if I have any strawberries or currants..