2nd April 2011 Ledbury

Today we finally got to put on some ‘proper’ clothes (rather than work gear) and caught the bus into Ledbury.  From the site the bus stop is a short walk up to the main road where you can flag the bus down, and the route links Hereford and Ledbury.  It runs every hour and cost £3.00 return per person.

We’ve found our ‘local’ in Ledbury called Cameron & Swan (www.cameronandswan.co.uk), a cafe/deli owned by two sisters that serves home-cooked food.  The prices are reasonable, serving breakfasts, soups, afternoon teas and their deli counter offers wonderful cheeses, meats, home made cakes and scotch eggs!

Another find was the butcher, D.T. Waller and Sons based on the main street through Ledbury called Homend.  We’ll be getting most of our meat from here and their friendly service is a definite plus.  For anyone who is interested, their website is www.wallers-the-butcher.co.uk where they list their goods alongside recipes to go with them.

We’ll definitely be back to Ledbury in the coming months but today it was just a brief visit so we’ll let you know a bit more about the town in due course!


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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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