could usually only wave hello from afar,
we forged deep, lasting friendships with them.
They became close friends whose company we really enjoyed and many happy times were spent down in the paddock with a campfire cooking BBQ breakfasts or dinners topped off with damper and golden syrup like the olden days.
The kids are mostly all grown up and flown these days
and several of us have moved on to other houses
but almost twenty years later we are still the best of friends and continue to celebrate our friendship with three monthly get togethers when we all meet for a meal - usually a BBQ -
and what a jolly time we have.
Last weekend was one of those occasions.
As you can see they were very occupied with the feast !!!
Look at the camera, folks !
There's still plenty for seconds!
Though now we live in very close proximity to five families we hardly know them,
wave and smile as we drive past on our way out.
Good neighbours, the ones that become part of your life, are hard to find and should be treasured.