30th October 2013 Ready for the off!

Since leaving Oxford on the 25th we travelled down to Sidlesham (W. Sussex) to see our good friends Al and Isabel before heading off to Spain where we first met them 2 years ago.

It is a very exciting time for them now as the day before we arrived they had moved into their new property. I say new but it is in fact an old house dating back to the early 19th Century and in a great need of repair (pulling down and starting again!). They both have lots of ideas and the end result I’m sure will be fantastic. Where to begin and what the prority is I have no idea where I would begin so the very best of luck to them both. If you are interested in their progress you can follow the link to their website from our home screen (Hailstales).

While at Oxford we did manage to get into London to see Angela’s brother Brian. It was great seeing them together as it has been a while since they last met. He is looking really well and it is good to know that his job is going well.


We said our goodbyes to friends and family in Oxford and as I said headed to see Al and Isabel.

We have had a great time here with lovely meals lots of chat about their future plans and options.

We cannot wait to see how things will have changed here when we come back from Spain at the end of January.

We are going out to a Tapas bar in Selsey tonight for a final meal with them as we are leaving in the morning for Folkestone.

We are booked on the 09:20am Euro Tunnel to Calais this Saturday and have a week to get down to the campsite in La Manga where we are booked for 73 nights!

We will update as and when possible.

Bon Voyage!

We have just returned from a lovely evening out but not at the Tapas bar as they had a Flamenco night tonight and tickets were £16.50 per head. Instead we went to The Lifeboat Inn at Selsey.

They have their own fishing boat that goes out daily and the catch of the day is what is served in the pub that evening. You cannot get fresher than that!

Thanks to Al, Isabel, Lucy and Hamish for a lovely week and we look forward to seeing you next January 🙂

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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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1 Response to 30th October 2013 Ready for the off!

  1. Angi & Paul says:

    Have a fantastic winter!!!!!! Drive carefully, look after each other x x x

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