Do I miss Southsea? Not now I have my perfect rural idyll

People fly into the air as a vehicle drives into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend

ZELLA COMPTON: How much? For four pasties! You must be kidding

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Some folk have suggested to me that it was madness to leave behind the entrancing seafront of sunny Southsea to live back in Fareham.

Would I not miss the beach, the common, the sight of the waves ebbing and flowing each day and gulping in that salty sea air?

Or even those greedy seagulls nicking my chips?

But when you can race down a muddy bridleway at speed on a mechanical steed jumping puddles, or can sit on a grassy mound at sunrise watching squirrels playing and deer frolicking with their young just feet away from you while your horse gambols with his stablemates and whickers at you for his breakfast in the warmth of dawn’s new morning, you just know you have made the right decision.