the cottages in the background are the wonderfully named 'paradise row'
but a new chapter is about to unfold...with so many things to look forward to...
~making the few minute stroll to the 'french confection' a proper french style patisserie that sells the most wonderful cakes and fresh ground coffee, the last time i was there i think they had about 20 varieties of coffee and sells the best lemon tart i have ever tasted! get there early enough and you can sit outside watching the world go by.
~browsing in the bookshop that also serves you coffee while you browse~if my dad ever went missing this is where he could be found!
~for swampy there is a proper old fashioned ironmongers~the kind of place where you can buy seed potatos, nails, parafin from an old pink pump and pots and pans~if he ever goes missing thats where he will be!
~having swampy restore my old bike, it belonged to my granddad, and buying a new basket for the front and being able to cycle to my mum's
~the small town of lymington, reached by road or via the little 150 year old heritage railway is a great place for browsing the saturday market, they close the steeply sloping high street and you can buy anything from olives and cheese, local fruit and vegetables, hand made soaps, plants and funky clothes to assorted antiques and collectables. most exciting for me is the small independant music shop that has the biggest folk section i have ever seen even in the big named music shops!
so there you go...it will be sad moving but there is a lot to look forward to!