We don’t see much of our neighbours these days, do we? Our community is a net stretched over a wide area. It’s almost surreal - that we know so little about those so close to us.
I like it that I meet local people at the allotment. I happen across them as I walk to the newsagent or the bus stop. One day I'll see them at the school gates.
Remember how that used to happen when we were young? We'd bump into friends and acquaintances as we roamed the streets. It doesn't happen much these days does it? My friends are all a car ride away.