20th December 2013 The New Arrivals!

Since the last entry I have done run 2 of week 1 from the podcast Couch to 5K , Angela is now on 60 lengths of the pool and more guitar and knitting has been done.

But the big news of the day is that we had a knock on our door late afternoon as our friends Al & Isabel arrived with Hamish.

It was as if Christmas had come early for us as they are such lovely people and a joy to be around. We were so pleased that they had arrived safely and with all wheels attached!

After the hugs were done we all sat and had a catch up in our van before Al and I went off looking at what pitches were available. We then came back to collect Isabel to make a final decision before we checked in at reception then parked up.

As they had been travelling most of the day we cooked the evening meal which we enjoyed with a couple of bottles of wine. We had a great night having a laugh and joke before they left for a good nights sleep.

We look forward to spending more time with them before we head off back home late January.

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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