Author Archives: Mike

Getting closer

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Things have been moving on slowly since my last update. We had been planning to import our own motorhome from Germany, but since the Brexit vote sterling has fallen significantly against the Euro, making an imported vehicle a lot more expensive.  In addition, the 2016 models I’d been tracking have… Read more »

Work/Life Balance?

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I’ve spent the past few weeks at work managing a project which went live successfully over the past weekend.  It’s been a long hard slog, working with a difficult client and their service provider, and this has meant lots of stress and working long hours.  I haven’t really been able… Read more »


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Current planning is that I’m going to hand in my notice at the end of October, work three months’ notice, and set off on our travels in February.  This assumes that I won’t get made redundant before then.  I work as a project manager in the financial services industry, and… Read more »

Choosing a motorhome

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One of the most important decisions when planning to go fulltiming, if not the most important decision, is the layout of the motorhome.  Since we made our minds up more than a year ago to go off travelling, we’ve been looking at all the different makes and models of motorhome… Read more »


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Welcome to our blog.  We are Mike and Carol, a 50-ish couple from Essex in the UK.  In a year’s time we plan to buy a motorhome, pack up work, rent out our house  and spend a couple of years touring Europe. It might sound daft, but neither of us… Read more »