Life on the road

SeasideBill replied on 24/11/2020 19:59

Posted on 24/11/2020 18:57 by Philnffc

 

 

Never cease's to amaze me that intelligent people like these two seem to be go running to the press to display all and sundry to the world they will regret it.

Sorry for being a killjoy but there are so many things that can go wrong for them.

Phil

 

Posted on 24/11/2020 19:59

They know exactly what they’re doing. Publicity via a vlog and/or YouTube channel is a well trodden route for young people undertaking such adventure. It provides a good income stream. I enjoyed following the The Wilderings a young NZ couple touring Europe which provided an interesting and informative travelogue for those of us so inclined. Good on them, I wish I’d had the courage and resourcefulness to do it myself 30+ years ago.

DavidKlyne replied on 24/11/2020 20:51

Posted on 24/11/2020 18:57 by Philnffc

 Never cease's to amaze me that intelligent people like these two seem to be go running to the press to display all and sundry to the world they will regret it.

Sorry for being a killjoy but there are so many things that can go wrong for them.

Phil 

Posted on 24/11/2020 20:51

Perhaps the fact that they appear to be intelligent people is the reason for making the decision? Having had issues living a "conventional life" they decided to try something different. Whether the inclusion of their story on the BBC was a clever publicity opportunity or whether somebody at the BBC who has an interest in such stories we will never know? 

For those interested there is more of their story here from Magazine for Alumni and Friends of Durham University. It's interesting as it gives a more personal view of what they are doing.

David

Philnffc replied on 24/11/2020 23:00

Posted on 24/11/2020 20:51 by DavidKlyne

Perhaps the fact that they appear to be intelligent people is the reason for making the decision? Having had issues living a "conventional life" they decided to try something different. Whether the inclusion of their story on the BBC was a clever publicity opportunity or whether somebody at the BBC who has an interest in such stories we will never know? 

For those interested there is more of their story here from Magazine for Alumni and Friends of Durham University. It's interesting as it gives a more personal view of what they are doing.

David

Posted on 24/11/2020 23:00

If anything i was offering advise and from someone who lived full time for eleven years and with no house to fall back on so i know the pit falls from experience.

They have just published to the world that they are living away from their country of residence for more then the prescribed days,

So 

Motor insurance and MOT invalid

Health insurance invalid if any

NHS card invalid

EHIC invalid although that one wont matter shortly

There are a few more minor issues like banking without residence were the bank can close your account

It is a great life choice but don't go shouting from the roof tops just keep it to yourself because people in suits don't like it.

Phil

brue replied on 25/11/2020 08:20

Posted on 25/11/2020 08:20

They've also said they are not always together, maybe one of them returns home, who knows, this is journalistic licence and doesn't need to be taken too seriously. They have been sensible keeping a UK property.

Bakers2 replied on 25/11/2020 08:34

Posted on 24/11/2020 23:00 by Philnffc

If anything i was offering advise and from someone who lived full time for eleven years and with no house to fall back on so i know the pit falls from experience.

They have just published to the world that they are living away from their country of residence for more then the prescribed days,

So 

Motor insurance and MOT invalid

Health insurance invalid if any

NHS card invalid

EHIC invalid although that one wont matter shortly

There are a few more minor issues like banking without residence were the bank can close your account

It is a great life choice but don't go shouting from the roof tops just keep it to yourself because people in suits don't like it.

Phil

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on 25/11/2020 08:34

I too pondered these points when I read the article on the BBC site prior to this thread starting.

I'm really pleased for them and hopefully these items were considered  and addressed before they set off? I know I wouldn't have embarked on something like this without putting things in place. But each to their own.

Life is for living and nothing brings that home like the current pandemic 😀

LLM replied on 25/11/2020 08:54

Posted on 24/11/2020 23:00 by Philnffc

If anything i was offering advise and from someone who lived full time for eleven years and with no house to fall back on so i know the pit falls from experience.

They have just published to the world that they are living away from their country of residence for more then the prescribed days,

So 

Motor insurance and MOT invalid

Health insurance invalid if any

NHS card invalid

EHIC invalid although that one wont matter shortly

There are a few more minor issues like banking without residence were the bank can close your account

It is a great life choice but don't go shouting from the roof tops just keep it to yourself because people in suits don't like it.

Phil

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on 25/11/2020 08:54

I'm interested to know why you have written some of those things.

Insurance.  I assume you mean their vehicle (camper) insurance.  Mine cover us for 12 months abroad if that is what we choose.  We just have to have a UK address.

MOT.  An MOT is normally for 12 months and is valid wherever you are.

UK (NHS) health cover is more tricky but it is relatively easy to get around the rules.  Many full timers do.

Not sure what you mean about NHS card invalid?

EHIC (RIP) laughing.

Banking is fine as long as you maintain a UK address.

I say good luck to them.  I wish I had done much the same at their age.

DavidKlyne replied on 25/11/2020 09:32

Posted on 25/11/2020 09:32

As I have said before I think too many are looking at the detail too much. Whatever they do or how they do it is most unlikely to impact on me directly so I make the assumption they have worked these things out for themselves. Even if they have not it doesn't make a difference to me. As with all these stories we probably don't know the half of it. I just wish them well and I am sure they will resume a "normal lifestyle" when they get fed up with it.

David

eurortraveller replied on 25/11/2020 09:40

Posted on 25/11/2020 09:40

1st January 2021 is not far away. I hope all the wannabe full timers understand the intricate details of long stay Schengen area visas better than I do. 

LLM replied on 25/11/2020 09:46

Posted on 25/11/2020 09:40 by eurortraveller

1st January 2021 is not far away. I hope all the wannabe full timers understand the intricate details of long stay Schengen area visas better than I do. 

Posted on 25/11/2020 09:46

 Does it not depend on deal or no deal?

AnotherDavid replied on 25/11/2020 10:07

Posted on 25/11/2020 10:07

I admire them being able to put a life together  with an income stream to support it. I don't envy them though particularly  sharing a small van with 5 dogs. I also admired a couple we met in Germany, quite young (anybody under 50smile)who had taken a sabbatical year. They had bought a MH without any previous experience, spent a week in the UK getting the hang of it  and then headed off. They were on their way back from Greece when we met them. As DK has said it's possible to overthink these  things.