It's certainly much cheaper to borrow a van and do it yourself - with the substantial assistance of some very generous friends and family - but it's rough on the arms. Being unaccustomed to such labour, I ache.
It's great, though. We're finally here. Sweet.
And now the epic saga of the unpacking, the searching for towels, the squirreling-away of books and the organisation and reorganisation of kitchenware... Now it begins.