3rd December Christmas party

My lovely friend Emma organised a Christmas party for a group of friends and it went down a storm!  Apart from the music not being to our taste it was a great night and the first time I’d seen some friends for a year!

Friends Reunited!

I have worked with these ladies (and Danny) on and off for the last 13 years and we’ve remained friends ever since.  We may not see each other for six months at a time but we are able to pick up from where we left off every time – that is a sign of true friendship, especially as our lives are so different from each other!

Since we last saw them, Emma and Billy have renewed their wedding vows but we were unable to go to the ceremony as we were still in Scotland then.  Seeing them again was wonderful as they look so happy and relaxed with each other.

Emma & Billy

Dean was working that night so I had to go on my own.  The original plan had been to stay at a friend’s house (Sheila) but as the managers were away on a well earned break, I made the decision to only stay out for a few hours rather than all night.

I was allowed a lie-in the next morning, only to begin the day toilet cleaning…oh, the glamour of my life!

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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