23rd-24th March 2018 Cambridge

We stowed everything after breakfast and got the van ready for travelling to Cambridge. This will be our last destination before we head back to Oxford, and before we set off we had a farewell cup of coffee with Billie and Shaun and said our goodbyes.

Cambridge is just over 80 miles away so we had a leisurely drive to  the campsite in Cherry Hinton. It took us 1hr 45mins and as we were a bit early we had to wait until the 12 O’clock arrival time. We have been here a few times and it is handy for visiting Cambridge. You can walk, cycle or as we did on Friday get the No.3 bus opposite The Robin Hood pub right into the city centre (£8.60 return).

It is a very well kept site, is very quiet at this time of year and there is a great running route around the old chalk pit site just over the road from the campsite entrance.

We headed straight for the famous Fitzbillies for our breakfast. Full English for me and Angela had the vegetarian option.

With our bellies full we decided to have a bit of a wander around the city centre and some of the shops. The only thing I really needed was a new pair of running trainers. After doing a bit of research I decided that I wanted the Salomon SpeedCross 4 which I managed to get. Even better, after some discussion with the shop assistant I managed to get some discount Smile

We were getting a bit chilly so we decided to head back to the van to chill out for the rest of the day.

I gave my sister a call when we got back  to ask how my mum was as she had had a fall and was going to the Dr’s. She has damaged her right arm and cracked some ribs. Ouch!

Later that afternoon I had a phone call from Christ Church College, Oxford to confirm that I had a job interview this coming Monday. Fingers crossed.

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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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