5th September 2016 Burford

Five nights stay at the Caravan Club in Burford as we make our way up towards Grimsby. We are having some work carried out on the van but it’s not booked in until the 12th.

We decided on Burford as it is a site that we had not visit before and it is right next to Cotswold Wildlife Park. Neither of us had been here for a while so thought it would be fun.

Angela arranged to meet up with her mother in Witney which is not too far away and I stayed in to update our website.

Angela a had a girls night out on the 3rd so that night I spent the evening at my mum,s waiting up for Angela. She rolled in at one in the morning after what seemed to be a great but noisy evening of live rock music!

We had a cooked breakfast the following morning thanks to mum then dropped off our little Smart car at my sisters as we would not need it while we go to get the van work done.

Before my sister Amanda and her husband John dropped us off at our van in Burford we went out to Yarnton garden centre. We had a mooch about and coffee followed by a visit to Burford garden centre for more mooching and a spot of lunch then onto the campsite.

On our last day Angela and I spent a few hours around the wildlife park where we saw lots of interesting animals from around the world. I particularly liked watching the juvenile Giraffes head butting one another. Apparently a favourite pastime which is known as Necking.

After a bite to eat in the cafe we headed back to the van to sort a few things out as we are leaving for Kessingland, Suffolk in the morning.

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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