A 'lifestyle' change for us....

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  1. Chockswahay

    Chockswahay Funster

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    Well, I've finally done it :Eek!: For many reasons which will only bore you I have resigned from my job and will be 'free' after the 19th June :BigGrin:

    We are planning to tour the Outer Hebrides for about 6 weeks, then Eire for a month or so then take a leisurely trip down thru France and Spain to spend the 'colder' months in Southern Portugal......:BigGrin::BigGrin:

    Let the party start :Smile::Smile::Smile: :Cool:
     
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  2. alfandM

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    Good luck and enjoy your travel's:thumb:
     
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  3. ourcampersbeentrashed

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    Have a fabulous time and dont forget to keep us all updated on your travels xxxx
     
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  4. Taran_Las

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    I hope it all goes well for you.:thumb:
     
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  5. Carol

    Carol Funster Life Member

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    Now thats proper Funster thinking :BigGrin:
     
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  6. Bessi

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    Go for it!

    I escaped the slavery last year and am planning to spend next winter in Spain too.

    Since packing in work its amazing how many others I have met who are doing likewise.

    Enjoy:thumb:
     
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    fingers crossed i wont be far behind you
    duffie
     
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  8. RogeTeri

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    Might see you in Portugal
     
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  9. Coolbeanz

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    As soon as our house is sold we will be right behind you!!:BigGrin:
     
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    Good luck for the future hope it all goes to plan.
     
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  11. Philiphall

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    enjoy and go where the fancy takes you but dont plan it. I have been out travelling for three months and love it. Someone at Newark show asked me tonight "but what dont you like about travelling full time?" and I cant think of anything - enjoy
     
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  12. trakweb

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    We took the plunge on the 19th March and are now sitting in a field on the Welsh borders in 3 inches of snow. Toasty warm and having a whale of a time - so go ahead and enjoy.:BigGrin:
     
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    Good luck and happy times ahead.:Smile:
     
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  14. hilldweller

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    So you finally did The Big Jump.

    Let's hope you make a really good landing.
     
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  15. Les and Elaine

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    Good call!

    Also thinking of wintering in Spain this year too!
     
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    good luck I think more funsters winter in the sun than stay at home but don't forget to post.
     
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    Don't expect miracles.

    There have been some real disasters reported on here over the years. Awnings ripped off. Endless rain.

    Look at the Moroccan Mob this year, it wasn't until they were way down south before they got a bit of decent weather.

    We had three weeks in Benidorm in Feb, it was OK, but spoiled by cold high winds. The question is, is it better to be in a tin box looking out at "OK" or back at home in a nice warm home looking out at "freezing".

    There's not a lot in it in my humble opinion, except the cost.
     
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  18. Chockswahay

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    TBH I don't really mind where we go or how hot or cold (well not too hot!) it is. I am looking forward to being to take the adventure at a 'leisurely' pace without having to worry about being 'back in the office on a Monday morning'. :Smile:

    A few years ago we did the same on a boat for three years and after that it just wasn't the same going away for just 2 or 3 days at a time. The concern with 'getting back' was always on our mind. :Sad:

    Any way, I'm looking forward to a new kind of stress.............one that is different from where I work and what I do :thumb:

    :BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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  19. Gromett

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    Having done both, my first two winters as a fulltimer -20C and snowed in. I can say with no reservation I would rather be nice and warm in a tin box looking out at a different view every few weeks rather than sat in my brick house in the same place talking to the same people about the same crap every day. Even being stuck in the UK fulltiming beats living in a brick box. In my van I tend to overlook beautiful countryside with not a house in sight. Looking out my windows at the house all I saw was other houses.

    :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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  20. Popeye

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    I know where you're coming from, that's how I feel about sailing off for a few weeks on the boat, if you don't like the view either wait for the tide to turn you or sail somewhere else, but my latest cottage in the New Forest looks out over heath-land and woods.

    I can't see another house from any window; I can see ponies and deer and birds I haven't seen since childhood and I wouldn't swap this view for any view from my motorhome for any length of time.

    Best of luck chocswahay
    :thumb:
     
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