THANK YOU to Ian Warden who reminds us of this poem about living in the Sibfords, written by the late Sheila Walsh in 2000:
To an Oxfordshire Village
I left my old familiar place and friendships far behind,
And came to unaccustomed land not knowing what to find.
I saw the widespread landscape, the springing flowers, the sky,
The beauty all-surrounding that took and held my eye.
Though all these things enchantment gave, they are the lesser part,
The welcome from the people – ah! the people took my heart.