I was touched by members' concerns when I disappeared from the forum as a result of losing our broadband during the floods so felt I should give warning that I will be disappearing again very soon. We are moving house - only a few miles but to somewhere with a bus service, a village shop and no stairs - needs must. Planning for the move is proving more complicated than I recall from previous experience. It's taking up more time and more of our thoughts than I expected so less time for WABI I'm afraid. I shall miss the wildlife here - our new home is surrounded by houses rather than fields and trees and the new garden is tiny. I'll even miss the beck in spite of living in a flood zone for the last 20 years.
I understand there is a small nature reserve within walking distance so all is not lost and I expect to be logging on again before too long.
Finally, a 'Thank you' to whoever sent the birthday email - yes I'm now officially an OAP! A bit puzzled though that it was marked from WAB yet I still cannot access the WAB site - I'm guessing someone missed out an 'I'.
it sounds like the benefits may just outweigh the loss of your wildlife habitat, and the "no stairs" seems to be a big plus
but its amazing what can be seen and found even in our inner citys these days, so i'm sure you will find something in the wildlife of your new area interesting if a little different, and if you have a local reserve nearby, then thats another pro
one thing that is not so good, is being able to look out to just country side and those clear starry nights, something that light pollution in built up areas does not give you
so i hope all goes well with the move for you,
(and make getting broadband connected your first priority above all else Alf )