12th June 2011 Race for Life

Among with some other friends, Lynn, Sally and I travelled to Worcester Racecourse to take part in the 2011 Race for Life in aid of Cancer Research.

It had been raining heavily all night and it continued to rain (heavily!) throughout the entire race!  Despite this, our spirits were not dampened and we finished the race in an hour.  This was my first time doing one of these and the atmosphere was very positive even though everyone was soaked to the skin.  Hopefully next year will be more of a party vibe as people won’t be in such a hurry to finish and get dry.

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When we got back Lynn and Sally had to go back to work but as it was our day off we went out for a Sunday roast at The Trumpet Inn near Ledbury.  The dinner was lovely albeit a tad expensive we thought (£11.95) but that was all that was left on the menu.

On Saturday 2nd July the site is laying on an Afternoon Tea and all proceeds will go to Cancer Research.  Sally and Lynn have been busy baking all the scones in anticipation!

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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