12th August 2013 Watergate

The summer holidays are in full swing and the roads are chaotic, so on our days off we’re not straying too far.  We walked down into Watergate Bay this weekend and walked the entire length of the beach, which is two miles long.

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Earlier this week we celebrated our wedding anniversary with breakfast at Jamie’s.  It was a lovely start to the day, looking out across the bay with the sun shining and the surfers already out enjoying the waves.  However, at a cost of £40 we didn’t think the price was worth it.  Rick Stein’s cafe in Padstow was much more enjoyable and had a more relaxed atmosphere.

The day deteriorated though as we were on ‘lates’ and were beset with difficulties, the latest arrival turning up at 11pm!  Not the most memorable of celebrations…

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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