Since moving into the village I have been amazed by how different life is. One of our neighbours described it as ‘rural light’ – a perfect description. We have the enjoyment of the Thames just 2 minutes away, we look out over fields and there are no bloody traffic jams. We also have two pubs just three minutes’ walk and people say ‘hello’ and ‘good morning’. If you need a larger city fix then Oxford is just 9 miles away and Reading a bit further. Middle England might not appeal to everyone but as I spark up the open fire in our little cottage I reckon it will do me just fine.