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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!

15th January 2019 Roses, Spain

Today’s destination is Autocaravaning Park (https://autocaravaningparkroses.com/en) in The Bay of Roses. It is located in the northeast region of Spain on the Mediterranean Costa Brava. We decided not to go on the toll roads but opt for a more scenic … Continue reading

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14th January Argeles-sur-mer, France

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Our journey today should only have taken an hour and a half but the trip did not start well.  We headed for the A9 toll motorway, junction 34 only to find it closed due to damage caused by protestors. We … Continue reading

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10th January 2019 Sete, France

Well, today was interesting! We tend to use the motorways that have tolls as it just makes for an easier journey for us, but what a pain this time.. We’d aimed to stop at an aire at Bagnuls sur Ceze … Continue reading

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9th January 2019 Seurre, France

Our plans changed overnight as we were heading for Strasbourg when we left Trier, but they now had forecast for blizzards so we’re heading south into France! Our destination is Argeles-sur-mer in southern France but we’ll need a few stops … Continue reading

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8th January 2019 Trier, Germany

Our journey from Koln took us 237 miles (2.5 hours) with no detours and a very easy journey as we’ve been here many times before. The gas bottles are getting low but we were thwarted a couple of times in … Continue reading

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