4th April 2011 Brecon

The motorbike finally got an outing today.  Dean decided we’d go for a ride out to Brecon as it was a reasonable distance to give the ‘bike a run out and it holds good memories for him.

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It took just over an hour to get there and it has to be said, the weather was typical – overcast, windy and showery!  There are plenty of places to park with the only odd thing being you have to Pay & Display (£1 for two hours) even a motorbike.  That’s fair enough that you have to pay but how do you stop someone pinching your ticket??  We took a photo in the end and wrote our number plate on the ticket so it wasn’t transferrable.  Maybe people are more honest in Wales so it won’t be an issue..

Again, it was a very brief visit just to get an idea of the place and we’ll definitely come back.  There are a few campsites nearby so we’ll camp overnight with the ‘bike next time.  We’ll need to do a bit of research on that though first.

We did find a lovely coffee shop called The Lounge (situated on the High Street) that doubles up as a nightclub in the evening as far as we could tell.  The ladies serving behind the counter gave us a really friendly welcome and we had two lovely cappuccinos and a cookie for £3 each.  They also provide free Wifi.

Dean rode us safely back but now he’s in pain as his left elbow continues to give him grief.  That’s now been five months he’s been in pain, and we thought it had been fixed by the chiropractor but sadly not.  Injections might be the next step but we’ll see how he goes over the next month to six weeks.

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 4th April 2011 Brecon

  1. paul & ffiona says:

    Hiya guys
    Great to see the blog moving again. 🙂
    Not sure if you got my last “comments” cos I seem to have terrible trouble getting through.
    Got a new e-mail cos no longer work at baesystems.

    paultwrigley AT yahoo.co.uk

    All the best
    Paul & ffiona

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