17th November 2013 Angela’s Birthday


   This Morning after breakfast and card/present opening we had a nice walk along the sea

   front to the bird hide where we saw some Shelducks, Little Ringed Plovers and a great

   big wading bird of which I do not know the species as it is not in my European Birds 

   Book! Last time we were here we saw lots of Greater Flamingo’s which was similar

   to this bird but not the right colour. 10 points to the person who lets me know!




When we got back Geoff and Barbara came round for a coffee but we sat inside our van as it was a bit chilly.

We chatted for ages about the job and how we got into it, our travel adventures (good and bad), and next years season.

They eventually went to get themselves ready as we were all going to the restaurant on site for a meal to celebrate Angela’s birthday.

We had a lovely evening with great company. A three course meal and a couple of bottles of red wine all for 100 Euro’s

Angela's Birthday  Angela & Barbara

Dean's Paella  Geoff & Dean

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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