17th December 2011 One week ‘til Christmas!

Yesterday we went round to friends to watch the final of Strictly Come Dancing…in an RV!  Dick and Joan laid on a lovely spread and we spent hours talking about our travels – they’ve been to so many places in different types of vehicle.  Now they’ve settled in Spain and are having a great time enjoying life – long many it continue!

Recently (well, since we’ve been here) we’ve really been relaxing, just sitting outside reading and chatting to each other and people on site.  It is something we’ve not had the chance to do since we toured France in 2009, as usually it’s either dark (by the time we’ve finished work) or it’s too cold!

Thursday we went out with friends, Al & Isobel to a tapas bar in Los Belones.  They had spotted it earlier in the week and fancied going there but when we arrived it was shut.  We ended up in a lovely Italian restaurant (cannot remember the name) and had a great evening.  The staff were excellent and the company was brilliant, we seem to have the same sense of humour!

It’s getting a bit chilly in the evenings so you need a jumper on but during the day it is glorious sunshine, not too hot though.  Perfect for cycle rides to the local villages of Cabo de Palos or Los Belones.

At the weekend I (Angela) had my hair cut by a lady called Clayre. She is originally from the south east of England but has been travelling for 17 years, finally ending up in Los Belones.  I’ve been debating for weeks whether to get it cut and finally took the plunge after a friend, Isobel went there with favourable results!

For those of you coming to La Manga, the salon is called “Hairy Clayre” and when you reach the Taxi cafe turn immediately right and Clayre’s salon is down there.  If you want a professional service, she is the lady to go to and she cuts both male and female.

Clayre was giving us a bit of a history lesson regarding Franco’s rule and suggested a book called Ghost of Spain. Apparently it is a collection of stories by local people of their time living under Franco’s rule, collated by a journalist who wanted to get the ‘real story’ from the people, rather than from the government.  We’re going to look it up online and try to get a copy.

We’ve ordered our meat for Christmas, all we need now is the bottle of bubbly for Christmas morning…

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 17th December 2011 One week ‘til Christmas!

  1. Hi Guys, Merry Christmas – we’re in Puerto De Mazarron for Christmas so same region as you! All the best, Adam & Sophie

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