Many thanks to everyone I will certainly take on board what everyone has said. Realise we dont want to be too far away from things going on as thats what we do now and know what a pain it can be at times. Also, untill our daughter gets her driving license we are Mr and Mrs Taxi driver,so would be nice to have transport links. Anne B, thanks for all the great information,dont think rowing across the lake after a few drinks would help us any,as much as we would love a boat,ha ha.The areas you have suggested,West Lakes etc have certainly given us some great areas to look into,so thank you for that.