Time for Friends and Friend’s Friends Picnic 2008!

drumming at picnic 2004 in Regents Park

I have been away from the world of blogging for what seems like a long time. And six weeks is indeed a long time for me as at one time I used to blog almost daily.

I have simply taken some time out from the online world as much as possible and the break has done me a lot of good. It feels like the right time to get back into it gently.

As I write this, it is a beautifully sunny day in London and it seems that our summer has arrived at long last. It is therefore perfect timing for my annual picnic in London.

Everyone one of us has many gifts for the world. And one of mine has always been the ability to get people together. A few years ago, I decided to get all my friends, contacts and acquaintances together in one place for a picnic.

I called it the “Friends and Friend’s Friends Picnic”, held every summer. It is now time once again for this annual gathering in Regents Park.

The idea is to get a lot of friends and their friends together. I invite all my friends and they invite all their friends and they invite their friends and so on……and before we know, there will be 100’s of friends, new and old, having a lot of fun.

(By the way, what is YOUR special gift for the world?)

Everyone is invited to bring their own food and drinks plus some extra to share. We will also be playing football, frisbee etc for fun, so bring those trainers and sports gear. And of course children are most welcome. If you haven’t got any, borrow some for the day 🙂

I recently got some Hula Hoops so it should be entertaining watching some people have a go!

There are lots of things you can do in Regents Park. There is boating on the lake, heronry and waterfowl collections to visit, and of course the world famous Rose garden.

We will also be having some African drumming and singing. Bring along any musical instrument that you would like to play.

Please note that this picnic will be happening no matter what the weather is on the day!

A heat wave is forecast for next week so it should be a great day out for all of us.

The details are as follows:-

Date: Sunday 6th July 2008

Time: 1pm till 9pm

Location: Regents Park at the London Mosque end. Use the Mosque as your landmark, as its minaret is visible from almost anywhere else in the park.

picnic is at the spot marked X on bottom left corner


Enter the Park via Hanover Gate, turn left and you are there. You will see a children’s play area. The chosen picnic spot is the whole of this semicircular area of grass and there is room for at least a 1000 people.

Parking – You must pay for parking within Regents Park even on Sundays till 6.30pm. Alternatively, you CAN park free on single yellow lines on Prince Albert Road, and around St Johns Wood High St.

Nearest Tube stations: – St Johns Wood and Baker Street

For further clarification, please call me on 07803 950 250. Keep this number with you on the day, in case you are lost – remember that Regents Park is huge.

Please invite all your friends and ask them to invite their friends. And so on – this could be the start of something big.

So that we get an idea of the numbers coming, please confirm your attendance by mailing me at Friends Picnic 2008

You can also register on Facebook to confirm you are coming.

This is the seventh year running that I have organised this Friends and Friend’s Friends Picnic. It is now an annual event and is held every year in July or August.

If you are not able to come to London for this picnic, then no matter where you are in the world, how about organising your own? Check out my simple guide on how to hold your own picnic anywhere in the world 🙂

For further information and clarification, just contact me 🙂

a fun day for young and old!


  1. GREAT to see you back Arvind and you’ve been missed!

    Drum on,

    All at GO! Smell the flowers

  2. Paul Daemon says:

    great to see you back arvind . Keep up the gud work