23rd December Pre-Christmas party

Manda and John invited us to their house for a pre-Christmas get together and Manda braved the atrocious weather conditions to pick us up.  The snow is still here and looks like it will be with us for a good while yet.

Manda and Dean went off to collect Marty (their step-brother) and I shared a glass of sherry with Chris.  Joffe, Ros, Josie and Jess also came in to visit and we haven’t seen them for over a year.  We weren’t supposed to be seeing the girls as they were meant to be flying out to Australia for three weeks but the weather thwarted their efforts.  They’ve had to cancel and hope to go out later in the year.

It was lovely to meet up with everyone and got the Christmas festivities underway.

The Matriach  Angela & Josie  Private Joke!

 

Marty & Terry

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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