21st January 2015 Meeting of friends

Thanks to good old Facebook we found out that one of Angela’s old work colleagues was staying on a campsite just up the road from us. A meeting in Cartagena was arranged.

Angela and I got the bus from outside the main entrance (it was late as usual) and made the 40 minute journey through the local villages to the main bus station in Cartagena.

We arranged to meet up outside the City Hall and as we were in no hurry we walked in a different route to see parts of the city we had not seen before.

 

We had not been at the meeting place long before Christine Hurrell and her husband Graham arrived. It had been 11 years since they last met so had a lot to catch up on.

We went to a nearby cafe on the harbour for a coffee, snack and a good chat. We talked about what we had been up to and how we were enjoying life

We will keep in touch and not leave it too long before we meet up again.

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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