As long as you're not the sort of person who hankers for the bright lights of a big city, village living has its attractions.
We've got a village green. According to a plaque I noticed for the first time today, the oak tree at one corner was planted in celebration of Prince Charles' birth.
We're lucky to still have a lovely little junior school.
And best of all, we have a village hall. It may not be the prettiest building but it brings the community together as a venue for classes and social events.
The local art society held their annual exhibition there this week. It gave us the opportunity to introduce Amelie to the world of painting and drawing. She seemed rather underwhelmed by the affair but at 10 weeks old it's still early days and I'm sure we'll bring her round eventually.
Thanks for dropping by - talk to you again soon. Linda