Even though we are about 16km from the main town we do have a convenience store about 10 minutes walk away that has saved us on a number of occasions. For necessities only, Laundry powder, soda water and of course chips, biscuits and chocolate from time to time.

The shopkeepers are always happy to see us and got to know us as the soda ladies.

They have a limited but odd range of products, your usual soft drinks, chips chocolate and biscuits but you can also buy thongs and underwear.

We have some dogs that hang around and which we are encouraged to love and look after them because they keep the wildlife away.

Although when they are fighting over a bitch in season all night it is hard not to throttle them.