Be nice to neighbours – even annoying ones

Craig Jenkins and his son Graham at HMS Sultan  Picture: PO Phot Nicola Harper

Families enjoy quality time at HMS Sultan fun day

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Hi there friends. I hope you’re all well.

I’ve not been up to an awful lot this week I must admit. I’ve been sprawled out on the soft green grass in the garden, basking in the summer sun. My master mowed the lawn this week too – don’t you just love the smell of freshly cut grass? It gets caught in my fur though so I end up looking like a crazy scarecrow.

One afternoon I was lounging, peacefully watching the clouds go by in blissful silence, when I was startled by an almighty screech. This was followed by extremely angry voices. I scurried over to the dustbin in the corner of the yard and hopped up on to it, to try to see what on earth was going on.

You’d never believe it friends – a pair of neighbours who lived a few houses down were having a blazing row – all because one had got their grass cuttings on the next one’s front path. Have you ever heard anything so silly? I know it’s easy to get grouchy when it’s warm but this pair were literally far too hot-headed for their own good.

Anyway, it got me thinking. What is the point in falling out over things so silly? Don’t get me wrong, I know pets and people alike can be annoying, but sometimes it’s better just to bite your tongue. We need to start being kinder to each other is what I say.

Firstly, there’s no point wasting energy arguing over unimportant things, and secondly, you may disturb your innocent neighbourhood pooch while he’s trying to cloud-spot. I’m off pals. Try colouring in this summer scene to send back to me.

Chip chip for now.

Chipper