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……………………………………….
We sold our house and possessions in October 2008, I took a years unpaid leave from BT Openreach and Angela handed in her notice!
We bought a motorhome from West Country Motorhomes 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) and made many friends.
It was always our plan to have a whole year off before thinking about the ‘W’ word and being realists we knew that we would have to work again at some point.
Towards the end of that first year travelling we thought about how we could live in the van working and still be able to travel, so we looked into the possibility of working for one of the big camping clubs in the UK.
Since 2010 we have worked for the Camping and Caravanning Club and the Caravan Club (now the Caravan and Motorhome Club). We have worked in some beautiful locations which you can read about on our website.
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 life is not a rehearsal, life is too short!!!
Get out there and live the dream:-)