A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who joined us from near and far for our First Birthday – it was such a fun day and wouldn’t have been the success it was without you! As it was also the national Big Lunch day, salve we took our celebrations to the street – Point Pleasant being transformed into a vibrant spectacle of balloons, remedy handmade bunting by the children (clumps of glitter and all J), sale bouncy castle, stage, chalk art, hours of fun through Gemma’s arts and craft, bake off, hay bales… the only thing missing was the sun! However, despite the pesky showers raining intermittently throughout the day, the free party for the residents, members and all went on in style and colour!

Speaking of which, Miss Ballooniverse definitely injected a lot of colour into the day with her incredible balloon creations that made the kids (and adults) giggle with delight! Thomas the Tank Engine, Spiderman, Little Mermaid, Vegas showgirl hat, flower headband, elephants, sparkling corsages… nothing seemed too hard! Another star of the day was Craig the Caricaturist, whose impressively entertaining artworks of those who dared to be caricatured raised funds for new books for the Third Door Nursery – thanks to those who donated.

Even when the rain drove us inside Third Door and The Cat’s Back Pub, it was great to meet new friends and neighbours.

The amazing local businesses around Point Pleasant also deserve a big mention for their support and generosity: The Cat’s Back Pub for providing live music and helping organize the event; Eddie Catz for providing the bouncy castle for the day; Hudson’s for the drinks; Marco Polo, Chapman Entertainment and Putney Bridge Dental Centre for the providing prizes.

So with our birthday been and gone, we’re looking forward to what this next year ahead holds… Hope to see you somewhere along the way!

Pamela Rutherford