16th July 2013 Walk to Newquay

After work today I (Angela) decided I couldn’t possibly survive the season with only two pairs of shorts! So, come late afternoon after we’d finished work we set off for Fat Face in Newquay, thinking two hours would be ample time.

Our walk took us into Watergate Bay, then along through Porth and finally we walked into Newquay…one hour and fifty minutes it took us!  Dean was wearing his ‘bare foot’ shoes and I foolishly wore sandals. Not a good idea when the temperatures are in the high 20s, then we had to walk through town when it wasn’t at its best to get to Fat Face at the far end of town.  He ended up with sore feet and wearing trainers for the next three days and I treated myself to a couple of blisters.

Luckily the shop assistant was very welcoming and I was able to relieve myself of £56 for two pairs of shorts, which I have rarely been out of as the weather has been glorious! After making our purchase, we limped into The Central Bar for fish and chips, washed down with a well earned pint of cider before catching the bus home.

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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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