3rd April 2011 Finally settled in…

…at last, we think we’ve done it.  Most things are now unpacked, we know where most things are and everything is working as it should….for now!

Today we sat out in the awning with the incense sticks lit, a pot of coffee and the Sunday papers after a breakfast of scrambled eggs (kindly donated by Lynn’s bantams) and smoked salmon from Loch Ewe.


We’ve both been able to sleep without having to worry if anyone is going to try and steal something, and no sound of recycling bins being crashed to the floor or dairy lorries being loaded at 3am.  All we can hear are the birds singing and the church bells ringing from time to time.


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We are so looking forward to working here!

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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