A bit of lateral thinking along the lines of driving, some of you may know that my main home is the Isle of Man, which, when I moved here some 35 years ago, I thought to be a quite, peaceful place to live (except during TT fortnight!!).
Well, I have just been removing the weeds from outside the house, where the wall and hedge meet the pavement. I was out there for some half an hour and, possibly, for the first time, realised how busy and noisy the traffic was. During that half hour, the longest time that went by without a car, lorry, van, bus trundling past the house was less than 10 seconds and even then I could see the vehicle coming down the road.
No wonder our home in Pepieux is so relaxing and peaceful, can't hear a thing there except for the Church Bells, which is very therapeutic!!
So, back to the headline, how peaceful is your part of the World, France or otherwise?