25th December Christmas Day

Our tradition of a bottle of champagne on Christmas morning was strictly adhered to and we then got on with the task of preparing the vegetables for Christmas Dinner.

Malc & Ali had the task of preparing the meat and the dessert, so our responsibilities lay with the vegetables and the cheese board.  To give us more space we took everything into the office kitchen, but we got carried away and ended up doing way too much for four people!

In the afternoon we took our offering around to Malc & Ali’s where they entertained us as their van is massive compared to ours.  The dinner was lovely as we were all relaxed and enjoying the day, then Ali bought out the Fruit Pavlova and Christmas pudding.  Absolutely delicious!

I think we’d all overdone it by the time the cheese and biscuits came out as not much of it was eaten.  We then retired to enjoy a relaxing evening, having checked everything on site was in order.

We were able to Skype Brian & Heike in Germany as he was lucky enough to be able to be at home for Christmas…some good came out of the grounded airplanes!

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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