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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!

2nd January 2023 Drive to Apeldoorn, Netherlands

We set off from Bad Rothenfeld at 09:30am for a stopover in Apeldoorn we found on our satnav the Camperstop A miserable day for driving what with windy conditions and occasional rain. It did improve towards the end of our … Continue reading

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30th December-1st January 2023 Bad Rothenfeld, Germany

We had stowed most of our things last night so we could have a lovely last breakfast with Brian and Heike before setting off. We are going to back to a place we last visited in 2009 on our year … Continue reading

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11th–29th December Schneverdingen, Germany 2022

It is so good to be back here again with Heike, the dogs and occasionally (due to work commitments) Brian. Our last visit here was the winter of 2018. We would love to have been back sooner, but the pandemic … Continue reading

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11th December 2022 Driving to Schneverdingen

After a quick breakfast we stowed things away and were on the road at 8am. It was a stress free driving day stopping a few times on the way. The weather got better the nearer we got to our final … Continue reading

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10th December 2022 Driving day.

For those of you that know us it is not uncommon for us to make a plan and then change it. Today we were due to go to Antwerp but found out that Angela‚Äôs brother is going to be home. … Continue reading

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