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Old 05-17-2007, 12:30 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,
I don't write that often but I'm on the site everyday and you would know better my second half Dufferin.
to let you know on my background, first of all, I would like to apologize if my english is not that perfect as I come originally from europe, belgian and french roots but on the other hand I found my roots here, on this continent where I belong now. Former helicopter pilot, and interior decorator, I've never been in school, my parents chose the home-schooling, though you may alll know that europe is tiny compare to America and travelling through out a country would take a day and that's it. Anyhow, with "Dufferin", we decided to immigrate 2 years ago to Canada, with a couple of luggages and our two dogs. He's a photographer and I do write for a magazine, we first moved to a condo and figured out it was not for us, I was reading about the emotionnal aspects of full-timing, we already did the biggest part of it, leaving countries we were born, families, friends... the good thing is that the modern ways of communication allow us to stay in touch even better than sometimes being physically close together. We have a home base on prince edward island where sunsets are great and seafood to die for, but we have some other thing in mind. We spend 8 months at least a year in our trailer, even now when I'm writing, I'm parked behind the house and I'm in my trailer. Before we got this cottage which is meant to be rent a part of the year, we lived in our trailer and I have to say that 3 years ago, we never camped!!! And we love to live in it, things are easier, cleaning, storage, as I always like to say "the best things in life aren't things" and then that's what all is about. Necessary staff, would be for me love, friends, exchange, discovery, evolve and so much that you would'nt be able to do if you're stuck in the same place. If I go on like that, I would write a book so let's get to the point:

We now want to do a documentary on full-timing with every aspect involved and would appreciate if you all folks would like to be part of it. You all got a lot of experiences about it and if you would like to share, that would be awesome.

Thanks again for taking the time to read me and hopefully, see you guys on the road.
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Old 05-17-2007, 12:52 PM   #2
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Welcome, good luck with your project, and in time you're in my area I'll save you a spot.
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Old 05-17-2007, 01:45 PM   #3
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"the best things in life aren't things"

I like that.

Good luck with your documentary.
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Old 05-17-2007, 03:00 PM   #4
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Smile the other half of lady penelope

Hi,
As LP said we are working on a Full Time Lifestyle documentary. So far we do write it, and we need you to ear about your experience.
If you are retired, still in business with your AS, single, couple, family, nomad, settle, Snowbird, a community, temporary or permanently FTimer's, or whatever you wanted to be but you live most of the year in your AS, in US or in Canada, we would love to ear from you.
We want to make interviews and even be a part of your trip on the road.
We want to show what this lifestyle is, why, what it does imply....

It is a long process, we have a lot of work to do, and we need you for that.

Thank you in advance for your participation.
You can contact me by PM or my email davidolivier.inc@gmail.com
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Old 06-07-2007, 05:07 AM   #5
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To ear is to err on the high side but, to hear makes one smile~
Try it sometime~
I like your concept for the upcoming documentary..
Good Luck to both of you..
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Old 06-07-2007, 05:15 AM   #6
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Thank you,
it's a long process and we need as much as possible your help to go on with it...
We are still working on the writing... we have now almost all the point we want to show about FT.
I'll come back here with more info...
thanks again for your support.
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Hi Dufferin!

I have been fulltiming 7 years.
I travel about 40,000 mi a year.
Spend most my time outside of trailer parks.
I'm an artist and paint while on the road.

Let me know what material you need.

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Old 06-19-2007, 11:31 AM   #8
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Hi, Welcome to this side of the pond! Good luck in your travels and writing/photography/decorating.
I enjoyed your perspectives on full-timing and family/friends. Thanks. No need to apologize for your english, you made some great points - better than many of us who are native to the language.
Thanks for posting.
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Hi Dufferin!

I have been fulltiming 7 years.
I travel about 40,000 mi a year.
Spend most my time outside of trailer parks.
I'm an artist and paint while on the road.

Let me know what material you need.

Michael
Hey there Mr. Painter fellow. I wanta get one of them sexy paintings done of me before I get too old. Do you do that kinda paintin?
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Thanks for your offers I'll come back to you as soon as possible. I thought it would have benn faster to go trough the writing and set-up, but guess what it is not.
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Dufferin and LP,
We are five weeks into full-timing after almost three years dreaming of the odyssey. Ideas seem to pop up almost daily about what we should have, what we don't need to have, and how we will get accustomed to this lifestyle. We are enjoying a few weeks in Burnaby (greater Vancouver) with fantastic weather, fresh salmon, and wonderful views. Then we head east for awhile, then south for the winter. If you want newbie information about full-timing let me know,

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