Welcome to the Downwardly Mobile website and thank you for stopping by. This site is a companion to the book Downwardly Mobile. If you haven't got your copy yet it's available buy from Amazon.
If you don’t know us we are Alison and Ray Canham. We were married in September 2015 after first meeting at a friend’s camping trip in 2011. A mutual love of music and the outdoors brought us together and we haven’t looked back since.
Downwardly Mobile is a book about living life on the road. In fact it is the story of what happened when we tested our 6 month old marriage by resigning from good jobs, selling our home and choosing instead to live in a space smaller than most bathrooms, cook on two gas rings, sleep with our noses a few inches from the ceiling and rarely have hot running water.
On our journey we worked at music festivals where we played kazoos with a biker gang, appeared onstage with an 80's pop legend and took on the challenge of working at a large Christian festival with unexpected results,
We watched the seasons change, felt the peace of total silence under the stars, walked over hills, up mountains, down dales and spent quite a bit of time swearing at Audi drivers.
During our travels Ray kept a blog that to his great surprise attracted a loyal and growing following. Downwardly Mobile is the book of the blog of the journey. It's a witty and honest account of a summer spent discovering the country and looking for somewhere to call home.