10th March 2012 The season has started!

We have now been open for ten days and it has been a bit of a whirlwind. All of us have worked really hard the few weeks before the site opened and we’re all fed up of green wood stain! 

Everything was in place to open on the 1st March and we welcomed our first campers at 12 noon.  Unfortunately our computer system was offline for the first few days, so we spent ages putting the backlog of bookings on once we were up and running.

The new computer system has been a challenge but it seems to be slowly sorting itself out, and we’re now on top of things at the site so we can manage any problems we face with it.  Our campers have been a lovely bunch so far and it feels like the Millpond (www.millpondfishing.co.uk) has come alive again.  It has a real energised feel about it and the lake is filling up nicely, despite being very low at the end of last season.

Brian the water bailiff is back with his lovely wife so the gang’s all here.  It feels like a family and we’ve had a lot of laughs already, with the new assistants Sandy and Tony having been down to say hello and set their caravan up.

Our yurt is attracting a lot of attention but after a long chat we’ve decided to not show people around as the aim of it was to have some privacy.  We’re directing people to this website if they would like to get an idea of how it looks inside.  Our yurt warming party has been postponed until Easter weekend as by then we’ll be ‘off the wagon’ so celebrations all around!

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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