17th March 2011 Moved off our pitch

It’s only a week to go before we leave Oxford site and as the new assistants start the day we go, Phil & Dean agreed that we would move off our pitch a week early to give them time to try and make it habitable. 

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By the end of the day we were both absolutely shattered!  Not only did we need to stow everything in the ‘van we also had to clean the awning, get it dry and then strip it down….to then begin arranging how everything was going to fit safely in the trailer…

We finally achieved this after about eight hours hard work…thankfully we’re both booked in to see Lynne, our Chiropractor next week. 

Off to the Duke of Monmouth pub on the Abingdon Road (No. 260) for dinner, about a ten minute walk from the site….  Incidentally, the food there is excellent especially the Sunday Roast, about £7-£8!  Home made Yorkshires, fresh vegetables and quality beef accompanied by home made gravy, extra portions of roast potatoes if you’re lucky, good ale and a very happy chef! 

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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