We moved to our cottage in early May 2003. I remember the usual stress of moving house, but I also remember the green surrounding our new Fen-edge home, and in particular the hedges lined with frothy cow parsley. I’d never lived in such a rural place before. Prior to our house behind Tesco’s in North Cambridge I’d lived in London for four years. What our village lacks in commercial outlets (there’s one pub and no shops) it makes up for in wildflowers, owls, muntjac deer and even, now and again, nightingales.