The area of Friern Barnet and Whetstone is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. There are some homes in our patch that would do extremely well in the, ‘ Most Decorated Front of House’ competition, if we had one. The large Christmas tree by Waitrose, generously donated by Love Whetstone, dominates that part of the High Road and is much appreciated by residents. Lights twinkle and sparkle in many front gardens and generally, there is a feeling of good will.
I am making a real effort to smile at people I pass in the street. This is common practice in other parts of the UK but not in London. Some people look at me in a peculiar manner but then smile back. Others simply look terrified which is certainly not my intention. I shall continue to smile as Christmas time is, for me, a religious festival and thus a very special time of the year and one I wish to share.
On behalf of the FBWRA Committee, may I wish all our members a Very Happy Christmas. If Christmas is not for you, I hope you enjoy the Festive Season. May 2019 be a good year for all your loved ones and yourself.
With my very best wishes,