9th September 2013 Fowey

Today began with me (Dean) going to the dentist at 8am to have my broken tooth repaired. It happened over 3 months ago and I had to register with the NHS dentist here in Newquay (3 month waiting list).

Fortunately no anaesthetic was needed and I was out within 20 minutes to carry on with our day off.

Angela decided to drive us down to Fowey on the south coast and it was well worth it not only was the weather kind to us but the place is very picturesque.

We got there early and paid £3.80 for 3 hours parking and set off to explore the backstreets and around the harbour. There was a boat about to leave for a 45 minute cruise around the harbour but we decided against it but it did look inviting.

We loved the narrow streets and the various shops and boutiques selling their wares as well as the many places to eat (all looked and smelled tempting)!

We carried on with our walk and happened upon a lovely looking café called Pinky Murphy’s and the sign outside said “We don’t do grumpy” http://www.pinkymurphys.com/ we had to go in and sample the food. I had a Pannini filled with bacon, mushrooms and fresh tomatoes and Angela had scrambled egg on toast. We shared a large pot of Earl Grey tea and it cost about £15 all in which was well worth it. The decour is fantastically quirky and well worth seeking out if you are ever in Fowey.

We eventually drove back to the van for a curry, naan bread and a beer and are now about to settle down with a good book.

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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