We started with an early communal lunch in the sunshine of the front courtyard. Then 14 of us stopped work to conduct our (almost) annual spring clean. We cleaned the fridge and plate drying racks, de-cluttered, de-cobwebbed, dusted, finished off unfinished bits of the kitchen, made new fire hydrant labels, pruned the vine in the front courtyard, re-ordered files, re-painted, wire-wooled and polished … and more. A well-deserved drink in the back garden of the nearby Lord Stanley rounded off a productive afternoon.

Robert B cleaned up the kitchen chairs

Naomi cleaned and sorted through the kitchen drawers

Duncan cleaned the wooden door handles to the front courtyard

Simon, Graham and Peter worked on different tasks in the atrium