22nd October 2012 Asten, NL

The morning we left the German Lakes we were blessed with a beautiful sunrise.  Temperatures have been up in the low 20s with clear sunshine, so the sunrise was worth getting up for…

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We planned to have a six hour journey to the border of Germany/Holland but as we shared the driving it seemed to whizz by.  Nordhorn, Germany was our stopover point and we’d chosen this as it is the town where Heike grew up.  When we arrived we were shocked to find the stellplatz heaving!  The Dutch had arrived en masse but we managed to squeeze ourselves in (near the rubbish bin!), bought some food, ate and went to bed shattered.

Yesterday we then headed for the lovely site at Asten where we stopped on the way out.  It is a nice relaxed, friendly site so we’ve been able to chill out and get ourselves ready for the final journey home.

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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