Well, the Summer Soiree seems to have been a huge success. The neighbours all arrived around seven and didn't disperse until two o'clock this morning. Significant numbers of empty bottles and cans gave evidence to "social" nature of the evening, and the Chinese & Indian food deliveries turned out to be a great success. It's so nice when all the neighbours get on together and all you can hear is the sound of laughter (and corks popping, and glasses clinking).
We've now started discussing arranging a hog roast between us for late in the summer. That could be a bit of a hoot... though we won't be hosting it here. GF and the Silver Vixen feel we have done our bit now, having hosted the Christmas do, and now the summer do. It was fun, though.