The Start of a New` Adventure

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  1. laneside

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    Some may be envious of us and some may think we are mad.

    This morning we set off from our bungalow home of the last twelve years, having sold it.

    The picture below shows us with all our worldly goods except for a bob or two in the bank that was not there yesterday

    We are parked up on a pretty CL site on the side of a canal about fifty miles above Peterborough where we are slowly heading towards.

    We intend having a bit of fun harassing the sales people there, where we intend swapping the outfit pictured for a new to us motorhome

    Soon after we will cross the channel to who knows where. We will inevitably visit my sister down in the Dordogne but beyond that we have no fixed plans . If we find somewhere we feel we would like to put our roots down then fine if not we will remain mobile for as long as we have our health

    We choose not to be referred to as Pykies, we think of ourselves as up market back packers that are having several gap years which were not even invented when we started grafting at sixteen
     

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  2. Jim

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    Best of luck with the new chapter in your life, let's hope it's the best yet:thumb:
     
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  3. stcyr

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    Congratulations!! We sold up a couple of years ago and 'went' ... and haven't regretted it for a minute. Enjoy the unfettered life!

    :BigGrin:
     
  4. Popeye

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    I really wish you well, I can't make up my mind if you're mad or not, one thing I will say,

    You've got more balls than me Gunga Din.

    I couldn't sell the house I live in, it's the home for my boat and when I look out towards the sea I feel relaxed.

    I do have a few other houses that I'd gladly sell, maybe that's the answer.........Best of luck.
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  5. Taran_Las

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    Good on you for making the big move. I hope it all goes as you expect. Good luck.
    :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
  6. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    I recall a very similar day back in Sep 2006 .. walking away from our home , climbing aboard George and without a look back, headed for Dover and a brave new world.. .....I will never for get that day.. nor will you.
    For even if it turns out not for you, you can say, (as Jim keeps reminding me), we had the guts to follow our dream.. others only dream... no one can take that away ..

    For good luck :
    “What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.” – William Least Heat Moo


    Let the adventure begin and the very best of good fortune..

    Jim, Jan and Chaz
     
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  7. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

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    Have fun. Sounds like a fantastic adventure:thumb:
     
  8. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Well if you dont have any luck at Peterborough (bearing in mind it wont be an instant swap because none of the vans at shows are 'ready to go') you are welcome to pop in to us (on the way to Dover) and try giving us grief :Eeek:

    You can stay local easily while we get it properly 'ready to go'

    Peter
     
  9. acting_strange

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    I wish you both the very best of luck on your new adventure...:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
  10. chatter

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    Alan I wish you and Lynda and Lilly all the best in your new adventure, go out there have fun but dont forget us

    maggie

    hey thats an offer off Peter, if you do go there, im sure that ShiftZZ would tell you to hassle him for a funster discount
     
  11. Forestboy

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    Good luck on your new chapter in your lives.

    We both retired nearly 6 years ago and have spent at least 6 months each year travelling over 4 continents and its been a great adventure and the highlights have been the people we've met, I'm sure you'll have as much fun as us. After 6 years our bucket list is longer than when we started although a bit more radical.:Smile:

    We've sold our home of 20 years as well and move out Monday we're already living in the van in the garden, gonna spend the rest of the year building a new much smaller home then hit the road again.

    Good luck have fun :thumb::thumb:
     
  12. yodeli

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    All the best for this new chapter! You won't be left on your own , whatever happens !
    All your friends on here , will follow your ventures....
    You know you are welcome to stay here any time if you wish/need so .....

    Affectueusement

    Frankie :BigGrin::Wink:




     
  13. patyogi

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    Westward Hooooo!

    Did it in 1995, sold everything and got an Autotrail with trials bike on the rear, headed South for Greece and stayed for a year.
    Only time we looked back was we came home in 96 cos of the kids...why. A year later we headed out again and ended up in Spain for 7 years.
    Follow the wind and stuff the critics, they are jealous. Happy journeyer, always smiling, keep the fridge topped up and the wine handy, you'll never look back.

    One tip...keep a diary of your first trips, just found ours and it bought back every day across Europe as hippies....great.

    Not happy holidays, happy life cos it never stops as long as the wheels are turning. :Cool:
     
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  14. mick noe

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    enjoy your adventure:BigGrin: and be sure to keep us up to date with your travels
    BEST WISHES AND GOOD LUCK:thumb:
     
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    Have a fantastic time......

    There will be highs and lows, but there would also be so, if you had stayed put where you were..

    Just look forward to so many more new highs to come....

    Best of luck, Enjoy!:thumb::thumb:
     
  16. scran

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    good luck

    wishing you all the best wish it were us:Smile:
     
  17. Munchie

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    Oi as Steph and my new bestest friends we wish you all the luck in the world.
    We are also setting off on a new adventure and we know the feelings, elation one minute and aprehension the next.
    At leas
    t we are not sitting in a darkened room waiting for God. :thumb:

    PS my manager says look after her dog for her.
     
  18. johnp10

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    Good luck with it both.
    Enjoy.
     
  19. johnp10

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    Is that a new job title for your carer, Ken?
     
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  20. haganap

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    That's all we need, More bloody Pikies :Wink:

    Enjoy it,:thumb:
     
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