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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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2nd-7th December 2019 Cheddar Gorge, Somerset

2nd December We are really excited about this trip to Cheddar and in particular the gorge itself. The only other gorge we have visited was the Tarn Gorge while we were staying in Millau, France. These are among some of … Continue reading

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9th February 2019 Brighton

Once we got off the train from France we decided to kill two birds with one stone by having a catch up with our old managers from the then Caravan Club (now the Caravan and Motorhome Club) and a quick … Continue reading

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1st February 2019 Le Touquet, France

Destination:- Le Touquet (Camping Car Park, Merlimont). 2 hours 30 minutes, 133 miles and €24 tolls. Todays drive started in glorious sunshine as we left Honfleur over the (Cable stayed) Normandy Bridge. This soon changed and became a bit … Continue reading

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31st January 2019 Honfleur, France

Destination:- Honfleur Aire 3 hours 21 minutes drive, 133 miles and €42 tolls Honfleur is well known for its old port and is only a short walk from the motorhome car parking area (aire de camping car). We have been … Continue reading

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