5th December 2015 Poolsbrook Caravan Club Site.

On the 3rd we left the Yorkshire Dales along with the wind and rain and began our route back down towards Oxford.

We broke the journey by stopping off at Poolsbrook Caravan Club site for a few nights as we wanted to visit Chesterfield, mainly to see the famous  Crooked Spire in St Mary and All Saints church.

We arrived at midday and took our time choosing our pitch. It was forecast strong winds so didn’t want to be side on! We got set up, had a snack then decided to just chill out that evening and head into Chesterfield in the morning. We had a message from Geoff that evening saying that he was going to be arriving here tomorrow. We think he is stalking us!

As planned we drove into Chesterfield for a look around and to see the Crooked Spire which looks very impressive. It was very interesting to read the various theories as to why it is twisted. My favourite is……………………

The spire bent down to take a look at the first virgin bride to pass through it’s door and it will only straighten up again when the next virgin bride passes through.

We wandered around the town center for while longer before doing our usual search for a decent a coffee shop for some light refreshments. As it was getting chilly and we had seen what we came in for we went back to the car and drove back to site to see our stalker 🙂

Today, the day before we all parted company again we all went for a six mile walk. It wasn’t the best walk for views but a well earned pint each and a meal in the local pub Harley’s after was.



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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