There was also a very pleasant walk to the nearby park. It may be October but it was still bright and sunny, almost cloudless, and relatively warm - the last gasp of summer, perhaps. The park had plenty of people enjoying the weather, children gathering conkers (okay, children and me gathering conkers), and a tea-shop which really hadn't bargained on having quite so many folks wanting drinks so late in the season, I suspect. The grass had been mown sometime in the last few weeks - they let it grow in most of the park, over the summer - and it was altogether pleasant.
The house across the road from us is up for sale, for what I would consider 'silly money' (roughly 1.4x what we paid for ours). Whether they'll get anything close to the asking price is anyone's guess.