A complete change....

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  1. stcyr

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    Son no. 3, his wife & 2 littl'uns, 11 months & nearly 3 just sold all their possessions, gave notice on their home, bought a 1985 6 berth Ducato based MH, through Ebay, for £3.500.
    Drove home 200 miles to west Wales, no probs., had a garage-owning friend look over it & tighten up a few bits and pieces...
    They loaded up the essentials & went back up to Derbyshire to visit another son, to say au-revoir.
    Then down to Berkshire where they spent a couple of nights on a site.
    Then down to Seaford for another night on a site before going to Newhaven for the ferry to Dieppe, then down to us in Basse-Normandie.
    After a week camped on the village square they've now moved down to our other place 6k away where they intend to stay till after Christmas. Two days ago they saw two deer in the back field, and last night a wild boar came to sniff around. The littl'uns love it.
    They are already beginning to fall in love with the place but are still planning on continuing down to the south, then Spain & Portugal, then down through Italy to Greece etc.
    They bought a 150w solar-panel before leaving Wales but didn't have time to fit it before they left - that's all now up & running. They've got a (ancient) catalytic heater as well as a Propex, and we are currently going through the previous owner's diy wiring to get the water pumps working so they can operate the shower.
    Both Mum & Dad are in their mid & late twenties.
    We certainly won't be 'advising' them against this adventure on a shoe-string.
    True grit ;)
    Well done Nik & Nat!!
     
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  2. richr

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    Fair play to them

    I wish them well (y)
     
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  3. Candapack

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    Brilliant, well done them.
    Do it while you can.
    A lesson I'm only now starting to learn as I approach 63 yrs old.
     
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    Wow that is an adventure and I don't blame them, how about treating them to a Fun membership then if they want any info on their travels they can have information at a click. Wish them smooth roads and sunny sky's
     
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    I am impressed and horrified in equal measures, totally admire their spirit of adventure but what will they live on?
     
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    I am impressed and horrified in equal measures, totally admire their spirit of adventure but what will they live on?
     
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    That's the spirit, good on em.

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    For the time being they're camped at the farm ... lots of jobs to do there, in exchange for provisions etc. Also he is helping another friend and myself to rebuild another house - free labour for us & support for them. Later on they'll be doing fruit-picking all over Europe as & when the fancy takes. Nik also does well (most of the time!) on +500... They don't need a huge amount to live on - just a small amount put by for unforeseen eventualities....
     
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    True British Bulldog spirit...excellent, we all wish them good luck, good health and a road full of happiness :)

    Look at me getting mushy, note to self.....slap :)
     
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    Good luck to them, way to go!
    We are doing that now and I love the life but I wish we could have done it years ago!
     
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    I admire their adventurous nature. Travel is a wonderful learning experience for all but especially the children. Good luck to them.
     
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    Hi.
    What will they live on ? While ever you have your two hands,you will never starve. power to their elbow.
    Tea Bag
     
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    Fantastic well done them....better to regret the things you have done than to regret the things you never did. (y)
     
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    This sounds like a quote from the 19th Century.
    Nowadays, most two-handed people don't know how to do anything useful with them. :rolleyes:
     
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    I wish I had the bottle to do that in my 20s. Only just getting round to it in my 60s :(
     
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    What an adventure! How long do they hope to travel for?
     
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    Great story, I wish them well. They are doing it at the best possible age. Carrying these aspirations on until you retire is a pipe dream. :)
     
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    Hope for me yet then:unsure:....

    But really pleased for them & the kiddies - what a wonderful adventure:)
     
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    How lovely. Go well, as they say in SA. Freedom. Nothing better. (y)
     
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    Absolutely brilliant, so many of us dream the dream, massive respect for them living theirs (y)
     
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