23rd March 2011 Supper with Mum

After a visit to Lynne, the miracle working Chiropractor (Oxford Natural Health Centre, 3 Church Cowley Road, Oxford, 01865 715615) we went for dinner at Chris’ house, Dean’s mum.

She surpassed herself yet again with a huge meal of Chicken Tikka Masala (homemade), Chicken Korma and onion bhajis.  This was accompanied by fresh onions, tomatoes, raisins and cucumber – a nod of recognition to the curry nights Chris & Ivor used to host at the Territorial Army (TA) centre on The Slade in Headington many years ago.

Manda, John and ‘young’ Dean were also there so it was lovely to have a meal with them all before we leave Oxford on Friday. They also gave us a lift back to the ‘van later that evening with our last load of goods we bought back from Chris’ house.  Now we’ve got the trailer we can carry more stuff!

Hopefully it won’t be too long before we see them all again…April maybe?

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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