We are now almost 6 months in to living in our new house, and yesterday I realised how much the work we have put in to getting to know our neighbours is paying off.  When we first moved on to the estate we really wanted to make an impact and claim it for God, so we made a real effort to talk to people and to think of things that we could do to connect.  Here are some of the things that we did:

This has meant that we have grown those relationships and are now able to have great conversations with out neighbours and even get invited in to some of their homes.  We have a long way to go though, and as well as carrying on doing all the above things we have plans to do even more:
I am sure there are many more things that we could all do to "keep up with the neighbours" and grow those important relationships, so please do post any ideas to share below.