My daughter has reently moved house from a neat and easy to maintain starter home in a town to a much larger and pretty stone conversion out in the sticks – almost, but not quite in the middle of nowhere. One of the most obvious changes to their lifestyle has been the lack of light pollution. It is absolutely fabulous to walk down the lane from their house, look up at the sky and see clear darkness. No street lights, no neighbours with fiearce security lighting that blinds you from 300 metres. It is very curious how we are able to adjust to this lack of light and our eyes do naturally do this to allow us to gradually see what we need. A nearby stately home is in mid restoration and the owner occupies less tan a quarter of the place – but he does light up the bit in use which is beautiful to see.