The Pop Up Community Picnic Hub

ChTmYOgWgAAJV3o.jpg-largeSeen enough lovely pictures of walking to Hilbre on here lately? Well tough, here’s a load more.

Inspired by Patricia Levey_Bennett’s beautiful post earlier this week, a group of us decided to do the walk again today for our friend Jayne’s birthday. Jayne Lawless that is. Artist of ‘Without These Walls’  and one of my partners in The Coming Home Project.

The day was jointly catered by Pat, Sarah and Jayne whose wonderful and varied picnic inspired us to call ourselves, for one day only and using all the currently tired clichés we could sniggeringly suggest:

“The People’s Pop-up Community Picnic Hub Collective in Meanwhile Space.”

And here we all are: Pat, Catherine, Eliza, Jayne, Ronnie And Sarah.

And here we all are: Pat, Catherine, Eliza, Jayne, Ronnie And Sarah.

Gathering.

Gathering.

Let's go!

Let’s go!

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Happy Birthday dear Jayne!

Happy Birthday dear Jayne!

With horses.

With horses.

On to Little Eye.

On to Little Eye.

A face in the rock.

A face in the rock.

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Eliza's shoes are off!

Eliza’s shoes are off!

Yes.

Yes.

Looking for pirates in a secret cave.

Looking for pirates in a secret cave at Middle Eye.

Looks like they've escaped?

Looks like they’ve escaped?

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What's Eliza seen?

What’s Eliza seen?

Yes, it's the seals.

Yes, it’s the seals.

Moving on.

Moving on.

Time for a carry from Jayne.

Time for a carry from Jayne.

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Arriving at Hilbre.

Arriving at Hilbre.

Sarah starts setting out the picnic.

Sarah starts setting out the picnic.

Eliza piggy-backs in.

Eliza piggy-backs in.

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The whole Collective is here now.

The whole Collective is here now.

“The People’s Pop-up Community Picnic Hub Collective in Meanwhile Space?” That’s the one.

A delicious spread and a credit to the powers of collective cooking and baking.

A delicious spread and a credit to the powers of collective cooking and baking.

After which Pat and Jayne argue and fight about the quality of the birthday presents!

Threatening the stability of the newly created pop up in its meanwhile space.

Threatening the stability of the newly created pop up in its meanwhile space.

Take that!

Take that!

All in good fun?

All in good fun?

Catherine and Eliza stand aloof from all the tomfoolery.

Catherine and Eliza stand aloof from all the tomfoolery.

Picnic eaten or popped back into our bags, it's up onto the red sandstone island.

Picnic eaten or popped back into our bags, it’s up onto the red sandstone island.

With sea-thrift.

With sea-thrift.

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All too soon the tide turns.

All too soon the tide turns.

And it's time to go back across the sand to West Kirby.

And it’s time to go back across the sand to West Kirby.

Where Eliza is definitely not tired!

Where Eliza is definitely not tired!

Such a prefect day, and as the Liverpool version of the great song says, “I’m glad I spent it with yous.”

Thanks to Pat for the ‘Picnic Panorama’ picture and Sarah for the group portrait and extra texture pictures.

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