19th December 2018 Hameln, Germany

This was our last stopover before arriving at our Christmas destination. It took 2.5 hours IMG_20181219_123020and 109 miles so another short journey. Before we arrived we stopped off at a Penny Markt just outside the village and were able to park out the way while shopping.

We found the stellplatz really easily and there were a number of motorhomes already there which is always useful. It cost 8€ for 24 hours (it only takes coins) and 1€ for eight hours of electricity, but you can load the machine up so there is no need to pop out every eight hours!

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Once sorted we walked in to the centre which took about 15 minutes, and were soon sampling our first mulled wine of the day. It was a particularly cold day when we went in, and Dean was intent on finding the impressive statue of the Pied Piper…he was very disappointed, but we found out later that half of it had been covered up as part of the Christmas decorations. We’ll have to return for another visit in the summer as every year they put on a festival, celebrating the Grimm fairy tale that the place is famous for.

There are some very pretty buildings here carved in wood and finely decorated.

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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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