16th January 2013 Frozen Millpond

What a beautiful morning we awoke to after a rather chilly night outside.

It certainly was not chilly in our yurt as the fire was well alight and got to the hottest it has been since we have had it! The magnetic temperature gauge on the side of our wood burner said it was 400 degrees centigradeHot smile and our thermometer was fluctuating between 35 – 40 degrees C Surprised smile

I was in shorts and tee shirt laid on the bed thinking I was going to die of heat exhaustion but bizarrely enough my wife who was dressed in heavy loungers and sweatshirt thought it was just right Eye rolling smile

what is that all about?

I took some pictures today on my walk around the site accompanied by my new friend Morgan the 13 stone Rottweiler.

After the walk we went in to see Rob & Margo (who Morgan belongs to) for a coffee and a natter.

Later that afternoon after my shower I donned my summer outfit again as the fire was well alight but de-camped into the motorhome for a bit of guitar practice where it was a bit cooler.

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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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