Street party reminded me of bygone era

Surely, holding a door open for a member of either sex is just good manners?

LESLEY KEATING: Would you dare hold a door open for a woman?

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When I was an ’orrible teenager glued to the gogglebox, my dad would warn me ‘too much watching television and you’ll become square-eyed’.

Well with wide-screen TV I must be on the way to becoming oblong-eyed.

I was in full couch potato mode last weekend watching the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The divine double D dumplings bristled with pride to see our Queen stand for hours, waving endlessly – and she’s 86. Fantabuloso.

I did escape for a few hours on Sunday. I was invited to the Cadnum Road street party in Eastney.

Call me old-fashioned dear, but I love to see neighbours get together enjoying themselves.

It reminded me of a bygone age of nipping next door to ‘borrow’ a cup of sugar.

Not the done thing in the new-builds.