Several houses have changed hands near me. From years of inactiviy in the housing market, to suddenly a whole raft of folk upping sticks and moving on. This does introduce a whole new set of families into the area – with younger children again replacing the teenagers the original toddlers morphed into. One such family that moved in some months ago have completely remodelled their downstairs – it has got a brand new kitchen and living area – much of it open plan and with smart energy and security efficient bi fold doors across a newly widened space. They do have a lovely garden and this was their reason for shelling out that kind of money. They have installed colar panels and other energy efficient gizmos. Apparently. I’m guessing they needed to because at the end of the garden is a new hot tub/outdoor jakuzzi – money needed to run that for hours.