For the past five years I have been doing the work of a consultant. This means I am required to visit the client wherever the client may have their working office. This means that I have spent time travelling all over the globe but mostly all over the UK. Generally a job will last a few weeks, although sometimes it can last up to nine months. I have an apartment in Sussex which I stay in when not on my working travels. I might spend about two months of the year in this apartment each year, sometimes more and sometimes less.
So my life has been mostly spent in hotels over the past years. The hotel life can be seen as luxury living - it isn't. If you rarely spend time in a hotel, a stay in a four star hotel may seem very glamorous and you will enjoy the cooked breakfast and not having to make the bed and the mini-bar with nice drinks and chocolates. Spending month after month in these environments is completely another matter. They are simply luxurious prison cells.
So I bought the van. I wanted it cheap and versatile. I will be replacing the hotel with the van wherever possible. I will be blogging about the places I am staying and the hurdles I am facing and the thoughts I am thinking. Hope you enjoy the blog.
Today I am based at a site near Horsham and it has been snowing. The views around me are spectacular. Here are some pics.