I have been to many of these throughout the years and I always look forward to them, it’s a great opportunity to meet other Stress Project users in its lovely garden. This one lived up to expectation, and a little bit more! The turn-out I believe, numbers wise, was the best ever. Regulars, such as I from the Tuesday therapy programme drop-in, and other users from Thursday's walk-in and the Mindfulness class, were joined by many other Stress Project regulars from the past!
We were also joined by our friends - Music for People, who provided music on the day and have regular dates with HNG at The Old Fire Station (1st Tuesday of each month) and The Stress Project (3rd Tuesday each month)
The Master Gardeners, who help out, along with our volunteers in The Stress Project’s Therapeutic Garden, brought along some salads using herbs from the garden. Enough of the shameless advertising, I did not intentionally do this, it just happened!
So we’re all ready to go. The music began. The barbecue lit. But wait, the garden gate was jammed and would not open despite desperate attempts by Wendy & Kaner. No luck! The Guest of Honour arrived, Islington’s Deputy Mayor - Kat, mingled with staff, clients, volunteers, even me despite my rendition of “I Shot the Sheriff, but I did not shoot the Deputy,” did not go down too well. Kat but did not leave until the burgers were fully cooked. Health & Safety! Our usual barbecue cook was unavailable. Luckily, Kaner took pity on Carol and took over, with the assistance of Belinda. It must be in the Mediterranean genes! So Chorizo-hamburgers ad Veggie-burgers cooked all cook, I won't mention, my mothers meatballs. There was also a variety of homemade side dishes salads, pasta, cookies etc. I'm making myself hungry just writing about this!
Another plus was that the gazebo did not catch light, after Daniel’s hard work, speaking of which where was Daniel? (I'll leave you to ponder that mystery!
Can't wait till next year. Oh, I won't have to. Is it too early to mention the Christmas party!... Too late. See what I meant by “once I start, I won't stop...”
Please pop-in to our Tuesday and Thursday drop-in’s. The Stress Project is a nice place to relax, you may want to potter in the therapeutic garden and take home some herbs. The apples on the trees are nearly ripe perfect for making pies. You could also try a complementary therapy such as Shiatsu, Reflexology or some Mindfulness and Yoga perhaps….
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