A day off school or work in the snow-filled streets was a great chance to meet the neighbours.
The rare chance of quiet streets filled with residents came with the snow griding transport to a halt in early February….
…community was breaking out in my part of London yesterday alongside the breakdown of infrastructure.
I’ve seldom ever seen kids playing in our (dead-end, mostly pedestrian) estate, people were helping up little old ladies who slipped and buying them a cup of tea, and I spoke to three of my neighbours which was quite a shock for the system. OK, maybe it wasn’t all street parties and sharing of resources, but it just underlines the fact that in extremis, we all tend to revert somewhat to community ideals!
With thanks to http://neighbourhoods.typepad.com/neighbourhoods/