We are lucky in our little market town in that there is really quite a lot to do. In addition we are also only five miles from a multi screen cinema and a very large Tesco, although our local shops are so good that really there is no need go any further.
We have quite a thriving University of the Third Age with plenty of courses to choose from (I began ukulele with a U3A course run by friend W). We also have a good, thriving arts centre TOSH - stands for 'The Old School House'. The building was, when I came to live up here, a Roman Catholic Primary School but when that closed the building remained and is now used for all kinds of activities. There are exercise classes, yoga classes, Probus meets there, there is a Tuesday club where the over 65's meet for chats, activities etc. and then dominoes on Wednesday afternoons. Fridays evenings there is always a film showing (Dunkirk this week) and often on a Saturday evening there will be a musical group, a folk group or a speaker on some subject.
Today, after our Strugglers' meeting (a once a month meeting where we have interesting discussions), we all walked along to Tosh because it is the day they cook a lunch for people who wish to drop in. We had a lovely, chatty lunch of shepherd's pie, followed by steamed ginger pudding and custard, a cup of tea and a ginger biscuit - all for £5. I haven't eaten at home this week yet!
There are also Probus clubs, Luncheon Clubs, plenty of activites going on at various other venues - we are quite spoilt for choice. Don't let anyone ever tell you that life in the country is dull.