10th April 2011 Dean’s Birthday!

Dean’s mum, sister and brother-in-law (Chris, Manda and John) came and visited us today from Oxford and they could not have picked a better day!  The sun has been shining for the last week and the site looks glorious.

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Our pitch is looking smashing, even though a wasp tried to set up home in the awning.  Dean went out this morning to find the beginnings of a wasp nest attached to the underside of the awning – this and the wasp was hastily despatched!  Normality has been resumed…

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After a tour of the site and a quick brew, we set off for lunch to the village of Much Marcle and The Royal Oak, www.royal-oak-inn.com.  It was incredibly busy but as we were happy to eat outside we were able to get a table.  Prices were very reasonable with fish and chips at £8.95 and a two course Sunday Roast costing £10.95.

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We had a lovely day seeing them all and spent a great afternoon eating, drinking and chatting so hopefully they’ll all be back soon to spend a little bit longer with us!

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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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1 Response to 10th April 2011 Dean’s Birthday!

  1. Tim & Sue Bond says:

    Happy Birthday Dean, you both cool cats 🙂

    Like to get and visit you soom time.

    Keep the blog going, especially the pictures of food – now back to the rather burned, reheated spag bol then.

    See you.

    Tim.

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