neigh·bor  [ney-ber]  Show IPA  noun

1. a person who lives near another; 2. a person or thing that is near another; 3. one’s fellow human being: to be generous toward  one’s less fortunate neighbors; 4. a person who shows kindliness or helpfulness toward his other fellow humans: to be a neighbor to someone in distress.

Neighbours can be great, ours are thankfully. They all welcomed us to the neighbourhood which was really nice and have been very friendly ever since! Last week one of our neighbours stopped by since he was trimming their side of the hedge and asked/offered if he could do the top on our side which meant that we would have a bit of cleanup. Naturally I hesitated and then said yes and thank you! Upon trimming the top he offered to do the sides as well…clearly I didn’t want him to feel he needed to do our yard work so I was like ‘oh don’t worry’ but he insisted it wasn’t a big deal. So we suddenly had a nicely trimmed hedge. YAH!

trimmed hedge

After making hoards of strawberry jam I thought it might be a nice gesture to give them a jar of jam as a ‘thank you’. So I attached a little note with twine saying “Thank you for taking the time to trim the hedge! Enjoy, H & R”. I dropped it on their front doorstep before I went to work yesterday. Hopefully their family enjoys our little thank you.

jam (sorry about the bad BB pic)

I greatly appreciate friendly neighbours. They are pleasant to talk to, considerate of our environment and always make sure their children keep the noise level down (even though we keep saying we don’t mind!). Yah for wonderful neighbours.

P.S. we have a plum tree in our front yard!

Happy Friday (TGIF)!

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4 responses to “neighbours”

  1. Suz says :

    Sounds like the kind of neighbors that I had at one time – lots of great memories! xo

  2. Linn @ The Home Project says :

    I love when that happens; one friendly gesture reciprocated with another. I’m sure they’ll love the strawberry jam (well, who doesn’t love strawberry jam?!) and you’ve got a trimmed hedge. Perfect!

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