20th April 2010 We met Gale last night!

Well, we thought we’d experienced high winds up here but we were wrong!  At 1.30am we met gale from the north! the tent caved in at one end.  Although it remained in tact we think some of the tent poles have bent but we’ve righted it today ready for the next onslaught!

We’re considering buying an anomemeter to establish how high these winds are we’re getting, as we think they’re in the 60-70mph bracket.  Dean was out there last night chucking stuff into the back of the ‘van as the barbecue fell over, alerting us to the tent giving in.  After that he went to bed, leaving me to sit up all night keeping an eye on the tent to make sure it didn’t fly off across the campsite!  I did managed to watch the second series of Gavin & Stacey though – cracking!

North wind!

North wind damage!

Bent tent!

Bent tent!

So today has been spent snoozing on the sofa.  Good news though in that we received ‘most’ of our new uniforms today…although Dean is missing the most important part – that being his waterproof coat!

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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