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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!

30th January 2019 Bazouges-sur-le-loir, France

Destination:- Bazouges-sur-le-loir 3 hours drive, 142 miles and €24 tolls. CAMPING-CAR PARK area of Bazouges-Cré-sur-Loir, Le Vieux Pont – Sarthe We last visited this lovely site back in March 2018 and once again we were the only ones there. We … Continue reading

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29th January 2019 Laundry day!

Our last day in La Rochelle so we decided to get our washing done. We spotted this laundrette two minutes walk from the campsite. I left Angela doing the washing as I went off to find a shop for some … Continue reading

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28th January 2019 Walk into La Rochelle, France

We had our van completely re-upholstered in September last year so when we woke up this morning to the sound of dripping in the van mass panic set in! Our van (in my opinion) has a design fault with the … Continue reading

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27th January 2019 La Rochelle, France

Destination:- Aire de camping car Port Neuf, La Rochelle. 1 hour 20 minutes drive, 50 miles and toll free 🙂 We last visited La Rochelle in July 2009. The city is in southwest France, has a large seaport and is … Continue reading

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26th January 2019 Church and Market visit. Royan, France

We spotted this church while walking around the harbour the other day and thought it would be worth visiting. Like most of Royan it was heavily bombed during the 2nd world war and had to be rebuilt. The church was … Continue reading

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