17th November 2011–Happy Birthday!

Well, today I reached the grand old age of 39!  Dean presented me with a lovely little cake for breakfast with candles on it, and then the Carefree Stewards (Margaret, Bob, Dawn & Steve) came along with a cup cake and candle.  How sweet is that?  I received some lovely cards and messages from family and friends that made my day.

After a very leisurely breakfast we sat outside and read before getting ready and then wandering down to the bar on site where we had tapas and red wine for lunch.  All ordered in Spanish might I add Winking smile


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The evening was supposed to end with a lovely meal, then watching Les Miserable on DVD but Dean wasn’t feeling too well so we ended up with salad, cheese and red wine instead!

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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