By Gary Marsh
August 13, 2017 4:00pm CST
Well last weekend I organised a family picnic in one of the local parks in Dover. The park is called Kearsney Abbey. My father used to take us there often when I was a child. The river runs through this park and there is a large ornamental lake with bridges fountains and it is full of ducks, geese and swans. Some of the trees are hundreds of years old. It really is a super park. The youngest there was 3 months old and the oldest was 94 years old. Around 50 members of my family showed up. Some of whom I didn't even know. It really was a good turn out and the weather stayed beautifully warm all day. We arrived at the part at around 11 AM and picked a lovely spot in the park which was pretty central to all around us. A children's playground, the lake, the cafeteria and toilets were all within easy walking distance. We had taken some chairs for my aunts to sit on whilst we made do on the rugs on the ground. I took the advice of some of the members here and made an assortment of rolls, fruit, cakes and other fancies. The watermelon went down particularly well as it was a right thirst quencher! Here is a photo of some of my family and the park.
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• United Kingdom
13 Aug 17
Yes I organised it Tiara. It was a great day. We had all kinds of sandwiches, chicken and sweetcorn, tuna and cucumber, cheese and tomato, ham and tomato, Sausage rolls, pork pies, All kinds of cakes and lots of fruit! Plus ice creams for the kids! ( and some adults I might add). Fruit juices, tea and coffee. I got up at 6 oclock to start making all the food. Was ready by 10AM and we left shortly after!
• Garden Grove, California
13 Aug 17
@garymarsh6 wheni used the net to go my family tree IL found I had cousdii ns I had never heasrd of lol lol by the way my best chidhood Dorthy Peterson has a dauthter whoi married a Gary Marsh so yu \are mot alomein this bi world lol do
16 Aug 17
@garymarsh6 Yes, at big Indian weddings some uninvited have a ball too as they easily pass muster as invited guests. And the food is inviting! Weddings have changed in character over time with a bigger splash in terms of festivities that can go on for days. It is not easy to be an organizer but you seem to revel in it leaving no stones unturned - siva