We were very excited yesterday to host a Pimms party for all our wonderful volunteers at Court Lodge Estate. We are privileged to have more than 20 volunteers on our books who help us out with anything from gardening to archiving all our old documents. The party was our chance to say thank you, and to pass on all our news about what’s been happening at Court Lodge over the past few months.
We had every intention of taking lots of photos during the party, but unfortunately, the only person who took any photos was our six-year-old son, Damian. He was up on his dad’s shoulders when he took this one, which is out of focus, but most of the photos were taken from the perspective of a 6 year old:
He also made sure to take a lovely photo of his favourite person at the party: Baby Adam Bicimli
He did, however, take lots of photos of the food:
…and the flowers and produce that Mum laid out for the volunteers to help themselves to:
You can see a sneak preview of the new library curtains in some of these photos. The pelmets aren’t up yet, but the curtains are looking sumptuous and luxurious, as we hoped they would. When the pelmets are ready I will put some more photos of them up.
We also had some polo shirts to give to the volunteers with the Court Lodge Estate logo on them, and ‘Volunteer’ across the back!
Most importantly, everyone had a great time, and a chance to look around and enjoy the garden, and it gave us a chance to say a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to our wonderful volunteers. Without you we wouldn’t be making anywhere near as much progress as we are.