Introduction.

Welcome to our website!

We are Dean and Angela and we’ve been living and working in our motorhome since 17th January 2009.

Back in 2008 we had a life changing meeting with a wonderful couple called Dick & Joan. While we were camping in Swanage, they turned up in a motorhome and as we got chatting about life etc. they explained they lived in their ‘van.  We asked a hundred and one questions about their way of life and they answered every one of them!  Dick said if we were serious about living in one to do our research, get on every ‘van, ask lots of questions and told us the only thing that would stop us would be our mental attitude.

By that he meant we’re all taught to follow the same path, go to school to get a good education, get a good job, buy a house, climb up the social ladder, pay into a pension for your retirement, then what happens….you drop dead within six months!  That struck a real chord with us having lost both our fathers already, so we followed their advice and within six months we’d sold up, bought a motorhome and haven’t looked back since.

Our original professions of Telecommunications/Health & Safety and Financial Accounting brought with them a lot of pressure, due to the nature of accident investigations, dealing with chronically ill staff, and on the accounting side deadlines – lots of them!  It was a massive decision to leave our original life behind but we both went into it together, understanding the pitfalls we might face and agreeing to deal with any problems as a team.

We took 2009 off and travelled through Scotland, France and Germany. We both agreed that we loved living in the van and discussed how we could fund it.

Since 2010 we have worked summer contracts for the Camping and Caravanning Club and the Caravan Club (now the Caravan and Motorhome Club). We have worked in some beautiful locations which you can read about in our website.

We’ve met so many wonderful, interesting people on our travels and if our website inspires just one person to change their life for the better, it’s been worth it.

Read on and enjoy – happy travelling!

Dean and Angela

About Dean

Angela and I decided that there was more to life than working hard to keep up the payments on the mortgage, to pay the gas, electric, phone bills etc. etc. SO............ In 2008 we sold our house, I initially took a year off (Unpaid) and Angela handed in her notice! We bought a motorhome and set off for a year of travelling! This was the best thing we had done in our lives (Apart from getting married) and we have no regrets. During the year I managed to secure a redundancy package which felt very strange. Almost sad as I had worked for the same company for 19 years (BT). It was always our plan to have a whole year off before thinking about the 'W' word. We began applying to the Camping and Caravanning Club (CCC) for the position of Holiday site assistants in August 2009. After the interview, work experience and induction we were finally given a contract at the CCC site in Inverewe (Scotland). Our plan is to work through the summer in the UK then head to Europe to overwinter before coming back to work the following summer season. Hopefully these few words and our blog will inspire others to get off the hamsters wheel and see that there is more to live than having a house and material things. A cliche I know but this is not a rehearsal, life is too short!!! Since our first contract in Scotland we have worked a winter contract in Oxford (never again!) not Oxford but a winter contract. Hereford for two years, living in a yurt for one! And Cornwall. In between our working we have also travelled a bit. Hopefully this website will give you an insight into our alternative lifestyle. Get out there and live the dream!
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5 Responses to Introduction.

  1. Ian says:

    HMS Robyn???

    More like the Ark Royal 😉

  2. frank says:

    hey u 2 great site you have made there,i am wanting a go on that vespa.ha ha ha .take care frank.

  3. Sherry says:

    Looks like you are having a fabulous time.

    Great site- enjoying reading about your adventures.

    Love you loads

    xxx

  4. carolyn says:

    I have just flicked through your blog, Wow it was such an enjoyable read on this dreary June Sunday morning … some amazing photos, AND a smile in every photo prooves you made the right life choice – well done to both of you. Live long and be happy

  5. LYNN says:

    Hi Guys

    Just thought i would say hello! and happy belated birthday Dean, your looking good! so the life style must suite you.

    Lxxxxxxxxx

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