Are you are sitting comfortably, as I’d like to tell you a story. A true one.
Once upon a time many years ago there existed a village called Charlton nestled on the edge of Gloucestershire, a county in England. Surrounded by farmland, there were some large houses, a pub, post office, and several small cottages clustered around a village pond. Through modern eyes, it might seem idyllic but life then was simple, but harsh especially in winter as the cottages were small, two-bedroomed buildings with no hot running water. Each had a kitchen and a small living room but there was no ….[read on]