On a very toasty Sunday afternoon, on 2nd of July, over 80 Loudwater residents got together for the annual Residents’ Association summer party at Loudwater Farm. This year the theme was ‘Pizza and Pirates’. Some committee members and guests dressed the part to add to the atmosphere and an enormous bouncy castle pirate ship provided a fitting centre piece for our junior ship-mates to explore and jump about on. Having been greeted on arrival with a cup of pirate punch (with a shot of rum in for the grown ups!) guests caught up with neighbours and friends. They also enjoyed delicious hand-made to order pizza’s, followed by a fabulous selection of treats from the ‘Chilly White’ ice cream tricycle.
In keeping with the pirate vibe, a treasure hunt was laid on for the children, who, with much excitement, tracked down the treasure and were rewarded with telescopes, jewels (aka boiled sweets!), gold coins (chocolate filled!) and their very own pirate certificate. A coconut shy also provided further fun, alongside garden games, such as giant Jenga and Connect 4.
We had our traditional charity raffle which was won by Henry who nominated Cancer Research to receive the £140 raised.
The spectacular weather lent a distinctly tropical flavour to the occasion and everyone seemed to have a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. Huge thanks go to June Gili-Ross, our Events Secretary, for all her hard work in making the party happen – and to the team that helped set up and tidy away – namely her other half, Les, Dave and Sue Tippen, Mike Sindic, our Chairman Alex and Kerry Rock.
We hope to see everyone again at our next event, the musical ‘Kwiz and Kebab’ night on Saturday 22nd September. Do put the date in your diary!