Over the years my neighbours have ranged from wild and abusive to kind and gentle. Living in the country the neighours tend to be furry and lovable. Number 24 is our latest neighbour living on the grass verge just along the road. I don’t know who is more indignant at their first meeting the goat or Fortnum basset. They do at least have long ears in common. That and they will both eat anything in sight that’s vaguely edible.