We just returned from a walk to the village center. We had lunch and bought groceries for dinner tonight. The village center is about a 10 minute walk from our apartment. About five minutes longer than perfect by my American walking-distance standards, but I’m sure I’ll adjust. The village center has a bookstore, grocery, butcher, several chemists/pharmacies, two bookmakers, several pubs and take-away places, and a nice cafe. Several buses go through the village center as well, and the train station is close by.