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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!

5th January 2019 Koln, Germany

Although we’ve visited here a few times before, it has always been when the Christmas Markets have been on. We decided to stop here as (we love it anyway) it is a great stopover and we thought it would be … Continue reading

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2nd January 2019, Schneverdingen, Germany

For the last two weeks we’ve spent a wonderful time with Heike, Angela’s sister-in-law. We don’t get to spend much time together and even though Brian couldn’t be with us over Christmas, this festive season has been brilliant. We arrived … Continue reading

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19th December 2018 Hameln, Germany

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

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18th December 2018 Münster, Germany

We visited this place again after a nine year break! The journey to Camping Münster took 3.25 hours (148 miles) and was another really pleasant trip, with the site immediately off the main road. It costs 15€ a night on … Continue reading

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16th December 2018 Amsterdam, Holland

It took us 3.5 hours (160 miles) to arrive in Amsterdam but the weather improved throughout our journey, so we arrived with the sun shining. Our Sat Nav told us we’d arrived about 700m before the entrance, so if ever … Continue reading

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