26th December 2013 Boxing Day

The sun is shinning here in Spain so we went in the car with Al, Isabel & Hamish to walk along the beach at Calblanque.

There were quite a few people out surfing and body boarding as well as others packing up. Some had the same idea as us going for a walk along the beach in the sun. The only thing that spoilt it was the wind was fairly strong and every now and then we were sandblasted in the face. It was worse for poor Hamish and by the time we got him back to the car his coat was full of sand. We all enjoyed the walk and fresh air but I think Hamish was glad to get back to the car. In the sand he began to sink up to his belly and clearly did not like it so made a bolt back to where he came from. He is clearly not a swimmer either!

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We were dropped off at our van for a bit of lunch and a rest before meeting up again on their van for some Tapas with an Italian theme. Isabel laid on a lovely spread which we enjoyed immensely while chatting, laughing and listening to music.

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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1 Response to 26th December 2013 Boxing Day

  1. John Ohara says:

    Very pleased you enjoyed your day, we had a quiet day with our adoptee cat Minxy. She’s settled in extremely well. Oscars pretty much accepted her being around but she’s a bit too active for him. He likes his privacy and post lunch naps.
    The weather here was grim, cold very windy wet grey, lots of disruption to travel and damage. We hope our van is ok, no-called from the site to advise of any probs, but they are indifferent anyway. If the house goes we and cats will be Spanish bound.
    Best regards J&C

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