Yesterday was another of those days that remind you, if reminder were needed, of the precious nature of community.
I have written before of the Parochial Church Council's efforts to create a social scene for the village whilst raising funds to preserve the parish church. Last night, it was Tex Mex Night, with home made Mexican food prepared by various villagers, and Ros and I weren't going to miss it.
As usual, the Church Room was full, with every seat taken, and a buzz of conversation around the tables. Accompanied with real ale - 'Scorpio' from the Rougham Brewery - wine or spirits to taste, served up by Russell, our friendly bartender, it was an excellent opportunity to chat with some people we didn't know that well, and to listen to them talk about things that bother them - a Parish Councillor is never entirely off duty, I guess - such as encroachment from Stowmarket as it grows.
All in all, another really pleasant evening, and I've taken the opportunity to buy tickets for the next event, a harp concert at St Peter's in two weeks time.
It's a never ending social whirl, here in Creeting St Peter...