April- October 2018 Work!

Well, as usual this is the period that our website is inactive. I may add the odd post if something interesting happens. Or if I get the urge to write something up after looking back through my diary.

This website is mainly for us to look back on in the future to remind us of our travels and adventures in our motorhome (HMS ROBYN).

I am no IT expert or professional blogger and it is difficult to keep a website as there are so many things to consider. Who is reading it, what to write about, how often should I right and how much detail etc. etc.

We have a few followers and we know that family and friends dip in and out of it. If you would like to follow us then feel free to. If you would like to comment or ask any questions then that option is available.

The website should become more active as we set off on our travels mid December. We are having Christmas with family in Germany but  may stop off on route. We are not booking anything this winter and we are going to see where the wind blows us!

 

I am happy to be working as an assistant summer gardener at Christ Church College, Oxford this year. My contract ends on the 26th October and as Angela is working an extra month it means I have plenty of time to sort the van out ready for our travels.

We are both off until next April Smile

I will add some pictures of my time at Christ Church in the future but for now that is all.

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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