All in all Christchurch is a brilliant place, even if it is a bit odd seeing some bloke in a straw boater punting along the river.
Christchurch or rather Cambridge down south. Someone took Cambridge and Stratford upon Avon and merged them together to make Christchurch. Originally I didn't like it but the botanic gardens and museum are excellent, the place easygoing and you can get to a mountain 2100m high in 75 minutes and have snowboarding lessons. Can't do that in England. I also managed to but tickets fo a West End show on the day before it showed and it cost me a fraction of the cost it would have in London.