Stroud is a picturesque town set on the edge of the Cotswolds with a population of 12k. I could live here. A lot of alternative lifestylers, aging hippies, and buskers. I’d fit in. I walk past the ‘spiritualist church’ every day, which offers healing meetings. I would love to do the research: do they get healed? I sing of emotional healing at Sunday morning and evening services and again at the women’s prison during the week. I often find a stronger anointing of the Holy Spirit in the prisons than in the churches, hmm.. I visit the stunning Westonbirt Arboretum (place of trees) on a warm sunny day, a photographer’s delight (see facebook pics) and run (well, more of a jog) on the Rodborough Common, past a swathe (my current favourite word) of humans led around by dogs. Although I once lived in Cheltenham 22km to the north, I don’t recall ever visiting this likeable place. Maybe I should have been born here.