1st November 2013 Black Horse Farm CC

Well here we are in Folkestone on the Caravan Club site, our last night in the UK until next year.
We left Al and Isabel at 10am this morning for our 2.5 hour drive down in miserable driving conditions stopping twice to re fuel. Once for diesel and then to fill up our two gas bottles with LPG which always worries me during the process due to the screeching noise made as the gas goes in. I always feel that the bottles are about to explode. It’s a good job we do not have to do it that often.

We have planned a rough route through France and our first stop is going to be the Aire in Honfleur. we have stayed there before and may have two nights there so we can enjoy the harbour where you will see lots of painters all around and there are lots of lovely places to eat. Mmm! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honfleur

After Honfleur we are thinking of going back to another place that we have visited before called Bouchemaine. We were last there almost two years ago to the day! http://deanandangela.co.uk/?s=bouchemaine it is in the Pays de La Loire region.

I will not say where we are heading after that as it may change but the main reason is that I do not want to make you jealous! All I will say is that it is an another area we have been to and has lots of oysters Mmmm!

That’s all for now as I am going to rest before our big adventure begins.

If you want to follow us on our travels I believe you can tick a box at the bottom of this post and in theory you should get updates as and when we write a new post. If anyone does this and it works please will you let me know?

Bon Voyage……………………..The Travelling Pullen’s

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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2 Responses to 1st November 2013 Black Horse Farm CC

  1. Isabel says:

    Hello! When you see this you may be in either France or Spain – how jetsetting is that! Enjoy those oysters (Dean, not Angela!) and I have just checked the weather in La Manga – it is a mere 26 degrees!! Enjoy it for us xx xx xx xx

  2. Tracey says:

    Brilliant blog, have just read from the very beginning, we are hoping to retire early and go traveling in our campervan in about 7 years time all being well, for now we have to make do with a three week holiday in the summer to europe and as many long weekends as we can manage.

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