It's official (according to Royal Mail): we now live in one of the most desirable postcode districts in Wales. It's neither the most expensive nor the smartest, but (as with other parts of Cardiff) makes the list because of the relatively good-value house prices and the proximity of workplaces, schools and amenities. Stanley's pre-school is a ten-minute walk away, while shops, an increasingly impressive array of small independent restaurants and a superb arts centre are all even closer. If ever we do fancy leaving the enclave that is Canton and venturing into the centre of a city that has all the cultural attractions of a capital, it's a 20-minute stroll or a paltry quid on the bus.
Our old haunt Abingdon might objectively seem a "nicer" place to live, but it was prohibitively expensive. We miss it at times, of course - but there's no regrets whatsoever about having made the move.