25th May Windscreen trouble

It was our day off today but we had to stay on site as our windscreen was being repaired today.  The guys turned up and set to work, so I took myself off along the river while Dean stayed with the ‘van.

I wandered back a couple of hours later to find them packing up, only to find that they had broken the new windscreen while installing it!  Everything was going perfectly until the final stages when one of the suction pads was left on the screen and the pressure cracked the glass when it met the dashboard…

They’re coming back next Wednesday to try again – at the moment we have to keep the silver screens on as the new crack is way larger than the original and goes three quarters up the screen.  Never mind, these things happen.

As our day was wasted we took a quick ride out to Aultbea to get some goodies and then in the evening we went to the Poolewe hotel for something to eat.  It was a lovely end to a disappointing day.

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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