15th January 2013, Ledbury walk.

Because we have both been enjoying life recently and the weather has been bad! we have not been doing as much exercise as we should be doing.

We used to do a lot of walking in the Lake District and would think nothing of going out for an 8 hour walk up hill and down dale and in all weathers as can be seen below.

Lake District September 18 2007 127 Lake District May 07 099  P1030746

So…… Angela has joined the local swimming pool and the plan is that when Angela goes swimming I go walking (I find swimming boring).

We have also changed our diet considerably and we are back on weekly organic vegetable deliveries from Riverford (Riverford Organic Veg).

My weight has come down already from 14 stone something to 13 stone 10 and hopefully more still to come off.

I had a MOT at the Dr’s the other day and my blood pressure is fine, cholesterol is 4.5, overweight (which I knew) and apparently I am a binge drinker Sad smilemy risk of a heart attack in the next ten years is 3%

Here are the pictures I took on my first walk around the outskirts of Ledbury…………………..


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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