Meeting the neighbourhood

by Anonymous Author

There’s nothing like a proper outdoor picnic in summertime – part of the whole experience is all the little details, like folding up the big woolly blanket from the back of the car, packing the basket or chillybin, and setting out all the dishes in their tiny travel sizes in the shade.

The odd bit of sand in your sandwiches or uninvited insect guests are a small price to pay for the satisfaction of this most civilised tradition.

This summer New World Rolleston have supported a chain of picnics in parks across the Selwyn region, and there are more to come as a very hot February rolls on. Next on the calendar is a great chance to meet friends and neighbours in Lincoln, with entertainment and fun for the kids making the perfect backdrop for a picnic dinner. Roll out a blanket at the Lincoln Events Centre this Thursday, February 1, and enjoy a free sausage sizzle, a bouncy castle, face-painting, live music and much more. It’s free to come along and enjoy the atmosphere, grab a spot and roll out a blanket between 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Another similar picnic event will be held at the Rhodes Domain in Tai Tapu exactly a week later on February 8, once again from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

Major sponsors New World Rolleston will of course have plenty of picnic supplies in store. Selwyn’s parks have certainly been the place to be this summer.