+Matt Vokes thanks for the recommendation. I heard the Shields had a recall so gave them a wide berth. Gaming on anything other than a PC isn't my thing - too old to retrain my tired head away from keyboard and mouse. But now I know they are updated well I'll consider them afresh if +Taz Hoque 's suggestions don't work out.
A couple of solid app updates from Google. Drive now shows uploads in the recent list. Not a big change but really helpful.
Google Keyboard now includes cursor control via the space bar - now THAT had been on my wish list since I sold my HTC Desire. And a dedicated number pad - that'll be handy for spreadsheet work. Words in the personal dictionary can be removed by long pressing on them.
Brilliant park close to the centre of town.
Lots of equipment for children of all ages to play on.
Areas to explore nature.
Space to play ball games.
Quiet spots to sit and chill.
Lovely café with Fairtrade products.
Off street parking.