18th November Quiet Site!

It has been two weeks since we closed and the site is very quiet now that everyone has gone.

The bathroom fitters came in just after we closed to re-fit all of the men’s showers which had been leaking badly and they have done a great job.

The trees have been looking brilliant with the leaves all changing colour.  With all of the wind and rain we have been having there are only a few leaves left to come down now.

We have had a few strolls around the lake and it is only when we have stopped to take time to really have a look around that we realize how lucky we are to be able to live in such a beautiful part of the country.

We drove Bill & Lynn to Birmingham Airport in the early hours of the 13th November for their flight to America where they have a holiday home. We have been booked to collect them on the 19th February 2013.

Yesterday was a special birthday for my wife and I had planned to take her to Dublin for a weekend break but as we had just come back from Germany she decided she did not want to go. We had a nice breakfast in Ledbury and chilled out for the rest of the day.

Angela’s mother came to stay with us for 1 night which was nice as they both had a good old chin wag. Now that she has retired she is looking really well and things are going well for her. We keep trying to convince her to get a small motorhome and go travelling!

Terry & Karen (and Barney) came in the week to take their awning down while it was a dry day and came back on the 16th to have a meal. It was also a special day for Terry!

Instead of going out for a meal we went into Hereford to get a take away and went back to share it with Hazel & Allan and had a really good evening.

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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