The big Tin Box move to Dartmouth
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The big Tin Box move

Back in November I shared the exciting news that we are moving to Dartmouth in Devon from our long time home in Hampshire. Mr Tin Box is in the Royal Navy and we’ve decided to follow him to his next job.
During the past few weeks there has been a flurry of paperwork and calls to our property lawyer. Finally last week we exchanged contracts and set our moving date just before Christmas. Yep, we like a challenge.
The sad news is that it means the Tin Box household is not looking very festive. There are piles of belongings draped about the place waiting to be sorted through, but not a bauble in sight. 
That’s one of the reasons we have been going large with our Christmas outings this year. I’m pretty sure Tin Box Tot and Baby don’t feel they are missing out.

Tin Box Tot and Baby in Santa's Winter Walk at Keydell Nurseries
Tin Box Tot meeting Father Christmas at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

There’s a two week gap between the sale of our house and when we can move into the married quarters the Royal Navy have found for us in Dartmouth. In that time we’ll be house guests with my parents and spending Christmas Day with Mr TB’s folks.
In the next week I’ll be tackling a list of people we need to inform about our change of address and packing a few bags for us to take to stay with my parents.  

The majority of our stuff is being put into storage before we head down to Devon just before New Year. The plan is that we will be – mostly – set up in our new house so we can enjoy a glass of bubbly when Big Ben chimes in 2016.
I’m hoping to keep blogging as much as possible before Christmas but do intend to take a bit of a break to enjoy family time and reenergise before the New Year. Plus, there will be a period of time when we have no internet and I know 4G is pretty nonexistent with my current mobile network in Dartmouth.
Have you moved house over Christmas? How did it go?

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