I really need a Tardis right now.
I need to go back about 35 years to ask my then neighbours Janine and Odette NOT to sell their house.
They were such cultured people. They were a Zen Buddhist lesbian couple who really cared about their environment. There was never a blade of grass out of place, never a sweet wrapper thrown carelessly on the ground, and never did they cause umbrage amongst their neighbours.
There were no old white vans parked all over the bloody place, no shutters falling off their hinges, and no piles of builder's rubble and paraphernalia everywhere, causing an eyesore. Nor were there any neglected animals.
OK, their dog did savage some of our hens, but I'd offer it a hundred more if they'd only come back.
Sadly Janine and Odette are now both in their Zen Buddhist heavens; life was very good with them around.