30th September 2013 End of season approaching!

Well, we only have a few more days left working here at Tregurrian before we head off overseas for the winter.

Since our last web post the weather has deteriorated somewhat, but we’ve all been able to get out and get a fair bit of groundwork done.

We have had our yearly visit down to Essanjay in Poole (Dorset) for the annual service, habitation test and MOT. It was also time for the first cambelt change. We left the van with them first thing and walked into Poole.

The garage normally closes at 5:30pm and we were still waiting for our van at 7:30pm. There was a problem with it and the guys did a fantastic job. The steel bolts when removed had sheared off the thread on the engine which is aluminium. They had to get a tap and die set and put in bigger bolts.

While we were in Poole we met up with our lovely friends, Al and Isabel. We had a walk along the sea front then had lunch in a restaurant (the name escapes me) that had stunning views across the harbour.

Their life is getting very exciting at the moment and we are so happy for them.

Yesterday was our last day off so we treated ourselves to breakfast at Rick Stein’s café in Padstow. The atmosphere in there is so relaxed and chilled, you could stay there for hours, except the Americano coffee we were served was like rocket fuel. It gave you such a buzz I (Angela) came over rather peculiar for a while!

It was lovely to just wander along the hilltop towards the war memorial, looking over to Rock.  The sun was shining and the crowds were not too bad so it was relaxing meandering around the streets. We called in at Chough Bakery before we left to get some scones and clotted cream so we could have a treat on our return.

We did indulge in a bit of retail therapy, mainly in Seasalt. If we won the lottery we’d buy one of everything in there!

Despite the unexpected turn of events at the start of this season, we’ve had a great time down here. Paul and Angie have been really good, fair managers. We’ve got on great and have been able to work as a team.  Many a day has been spent with us two ladies on our knees hoofing big bits of grass out of tarmac, trying to make the site tidy.

Dean and Paul have worked together sorting out the hedges and getting all the pitches back up to scratch, mowing the grass and getting their hands dirty down drains!

We will miss working with them, but we’re keen to visit another part of the country next year. Who knows, we may be near here next year….or we may end up in Scotland, it is all part of the fun!

It looks as if we have now sold the yurt (at a massive reduction in price) but we just want to make a clean break from the past and move on to new adventures.

Mid October we’ll make our way back to Hereford to remove the last of our personal belongings, then we’re off to Germany to visit family and to explore the south of the country.

Heike, we’ll be coming to visit you soon!


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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1 Response to 30th September 2013 End of season approaching!

  1. Angi & Paul says:

    We have had a fab time too!!! It’s been an absolute pleasure working with you guys, wherever you end up working next year the Managers will be so so lucky to have you!!

    Enjoy your winter off – you deserve it!!!

    Missing you already!! X x X

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