9th October 2012 Schneverdingen

We got to Brian and Heike’s on Monday evening, then went for breakfast the next morning in their home village.  The cafe is called Cafe Schnittchen and has only been open since March, but due to the excellent service they’re always busy now.

The breakfast was awesome! Bread, cheeses, hams, salads, scrambled eggs, coffee, orange juice and lots of condiments.

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After a massive breakfast we hired some bikes and went for a cycle ride on the Luneburger heathland. Dean and I were mightily embarrassed as we were out of breath going up some hills, but Heike who has had to endure chemotherapy over the last six months was well ahead of us!  She thinks she is seriously unfit but she is amazing.

The weather wasn’t too kind to us though and we ended up a bit wet.  The bikes were good but as we were off road they felt like bone shakers, and having a bad back it wasn’t such a good idea.  I took drugs when we came back and so far so good…

 

 

Supper was at the same restaurant that Brian and Heike got married, three years to the day! The food was absolutely amazing, with the autumn menus on offer now. We all had soup to start and I’ve never tasted tomato soup so good.

The restaurant is called Bargfredenhus (http://www.bargfredenhus.de/index.html) and serves traditional German food.  We had deer, and steak with cranberries, peaches, grapes and an abundance of other fruits. The food was out of this world and the staff were very friendly. After dinner we came home and Heike tasted her first glass of alcohol (champagne and only the best) for eight months.

It was a brilliant evening in the company of my lovely brother and his beautiful wife who have both been through the mill lately (and of course the gorgeous Dean), and it was lovely to just have a chat and a laugh about nothing.

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 9th October 2012 Schneverdingen

  1. Brian smith says:

    Hi
    No wonder you can’t get up those hills after that humungus brekky
    Glad you having a great time.
    Rained all night again here stock pond came over site flooded again. What’s new?
    Still 2weeks left for you will follow your progress via your site.
    We off Sunday and caravan show Wednesday.
    See you soon
    Luv bri/glen

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