We live in a barn conversion of six homes,where 3 homes have pensioners, 1 out at work couple and two with families. During the Summer we find the noise of the children playing games very annoying. It is not all the time and I am well aware that my own grandchildren come and play. It is the thump of balls up your walls and flying over the wall that is unnerving. We are both big readers and like a quiet home. Perhaps we should move into a flat. Am I just getting grouchy or what?