Due to aforementioned lack of internet this will only be a quick post with a few iPhone photos until we get a bit more sorted, but I wanted to share a quick update so you didn't think I'd dropped off the side of the earth or been crushed by a box full of quinoa.
We are now all moved in, having trotted a little way down the coast from Christchurch to Lymington. We'd only visited Lymington a handful of times but it's much closer to my office in Southampton, and there's a lot better amenities in terms of shops, bars, restaurants (and a gym to help me burn off all the tapas and pizza we'll inevitable be eating in all those awesome restaurants).
It's a little two-bedroom cottage (built in 1910) with some pretty original features, lovingly decorated and, most importantly, a roll-top bath...
Here's our 'dining room' - the wood burning stove has already got a lot of use despite it being really too warm for a fire!
We've gone from a three bedroom house with an office to a two bedroom house that's a lot smaller, so a lot of our life is still in boxes whilst we sort through what we need and hoof out the rest to charity shops and the dump. It might seem funny to down-size at this time in our lives but we couldn't afford much more (Lymington is pricey for houses unfortunately) and we wanted to prioritise a lovely home over space for things we probably don't really need.
I'll definitely put a little house tour up as soon as we have internet and are a bit less surrounded by cardboard - can't wait to show you more of our little home.