It’s Neighbours Day in NZ tomorrow. Apparently it is not the first time, but it is the first time I’ve heard of it, and incidentally the first time we
have are “real” neighbours (as in we own our house, and plan to stay more than a few months) so I thought I’d do a little something just to say hi really.
One particular neighbour (over the side fence) has a lemon tree, which spreads over said fence, and I have been freely helping myself whenever a recipe calls for a bit of zest or a squeeze of lemon juice.
So it’s been in the back of my mind that really I should make a little lemon something just to say “hey thanks for the lemons!”
So I whipped up (sounds quite domesticated doesn’t it… whipped up… just like that!) some lemon honey and plan to pop a jar in the letterbox of the side neighbour and the back neighbour, along with a little note and our contact details for emergency purposes.
The back neighbours happen to share our crosslease title so it’s the first step in the plan to sweeten them up before we want to do any outside work that will have some impact on them (namely, a new deck which will give us quite the vantage point for looking down on them…).
While there have been the odd little chit chats over the fence with both of these neighbours, they’re certainly not neighbours that I’d call in on to ask for a cup of sugar (luckily I had enough for the lemon honey or I might have needed to spoil the surprise!). But maybe the little offering in their letterboxes along with the weekend paper might smooth the road in case we need their permission for anything down the track!
Moving right along, here are the photos: