30th April 2014 Veryan

Sorry for the delay in updating the blog but we haven’t had the time! Brief update is we’re working on the CCC site at Veryan this summer and we’ve been here a month now.

It is situated about 12 miles east of Truro and it seems like all we’ve done is go backwards and forwards to Truro since we’ve been here. You do need some sort of transport here as the buses only run every two hours, and the level of driving around here leaves a lot to be desired!

Our new awning is up and we’ve made it very cosy with lamps, bookcases and rugs so it is a lovely space to relax in.

One weekend we visited our old managers (now friends) at Tregurrian and we took our two man tent to sleep in. We now realise we need two new sleeping bags as ours are just too thin. Originally we had planned to stay two nights but one was enough! Both of us had back ache, neck ache and were just desperate for a good night’s sleep!

Our poor old car failed the MOT this week, so Dean spent three hours in the garage while they fixed the problems – £200 lighter we finally got our car back on the road.

It will probably be going to “automotive heaven” in the next few weeks as we are going to trade her in for a newer Smart car. (The other work needed to keep her roadworthy was greater than the value of the car) Hopefully we pick the new one up next Friday.

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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