I've been so indoctrinated by things i've read about the UK regarding kids being stuck indoors getting obease on xboxes that i was amazed at the events going on everywhere i look.
For example, here's whats going on in my area.
Saturday 6 August - Extreme Stunt Show - Family auto sport show at Danson Park, Danson Road, Bexleyheath, featuring monster trucks, motorcycles, BMX and cars 6.30pm-9.30pm. Ticket details available from www.extremeeventseurope.com (taking the kids this Saturday)
Thai Festival http://www.verythai.co.uk/event_info.php?event=137
so much more too... like farmers markets (loads of 'em), modern sports centers, loads of parks..
TBH i don't think it was always this good.
Another observation: I was dropping the new washing machine off in the house yesterday and saw loads of people piling out of the train station! where had they all been all day? surely not WORK!! and what about all these builders vans i'm seeing driving about!