I live in a very English house with carpets and steep, narrow stairs and a wonderful little garden in the back. A woodpigeon lives in the high branches of the weeping willow and I've seen a shy cat sit on the low wall by the holly bush. We have beautiful views out our kitchen window, though my housemates tell me it can get a bit chilly come wintertime. I'm going to hang up a bird feeder as soon as I find one.
Snail in sunshine