22nd May 2011 Visit from Mother!

My (Angela’s) mother came to visit for a couple of days.  Josephine arrived late yesterday and after showing her around the park we went to The Royal Oak at Much Marcle for a lovely roast dinner.

It was great to see her and she seemed quite content in the awning…with her arctic sleeping bag!  Unfortunately she came on the two days where we were really busy and had agreed to work two long days, so we were unable to get off site from Monday onwards.  Mother visited Ledbury and Hereford during her stay and hopefully she’ll come back and we can go off exploring together!

Dean made a lovely dinner on the Monday night and we all sat round having a nice relaxed chat about nothing in particular.  The night before she left, Paul & Sally invited us round for a barbecue.  Again, we had another great night as they had friends round including Brian (the water bailiff) and Glenys who are part of the Millpond team.

It was a lovely way to end her stay, and we look forward to seeing her again soon.

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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