In the afternoon sunshine , the southern sky shows a surprisingly bright, gibbous moon hanging over the Grove.
My neigbour, George, whom I meet this afternoon, flashes his digital camera. "I have had this for nearly a year," he says, " and I've only just realized that you can take moving films with it. I'm off to shoot an epic."
A postcard in the card shop in the High Street shows a glum looking family facing the camera. The caption reads: "Start the day with a smile and get it over with."