7th February 2013 Spring is coming…

…2013 has started well. Good friends and family are on the mend after an horrendous 2012 health wise and until life throws down another challenge, so far so good. The other guys on the site with us have been great too, with all of us ticking along nicely.

We’ve had a lovely time, spending it together just the two of us.  As with every year we re-evaluate what we want out of life, what we’re prepared to accept and what we want to achieve.  To that end, we’re off travelling again later this month.  Our loose plan is to visit the East of England, an area neither of us have really been to but if the snow is still around we’ll adjust our plans accordingly. 

That is the part we love about our life, we can be flexible to suit ourselves for a change. Our only firm fixtures are to visit our friends, Carolyn and John who we met in Inverewe in 2010 and to visit our niece and her boyfriend – our gorgeous, crazy Hollie and Tom!

I’m still swimming three times a week (I use my beautiful sister-in-law Heike as inspiration every time I feel like not going) and Dean is continuing his route marches around the town Smile  Home made meals, with organic vegetables and meat, courtesy of Riverford – not a sniff of horse!

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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