house sitting blog posts

We just love our house sitting lifestyle and I can’t help writing about our fabulous experiences.

Here, have a browse through and feel free to leave a comment.

Bradford on Avon, not upon.

A while back I was reading about Bradford on Avon, some kind of forum I think, where a writer called the town Bradford-upon-Avon. Well you

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Cat Cuddle Cafe

*** Feline alert: if you don’t like cats you might like to stop right here. For the past couple of years as house and pet

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Home, not home

The advantages for us leading this nomadic lifestyle are many and varied, not least the opportunities to house sit, caring for gorgeous pets whilst living

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Musings @ 100

This has been one of my most challenging relationships. Ever close-by looming, enticing, demanding, flattering, criticising. How many times have I considered ending it all

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Our year of winter

Can you believe just a little while ago we ticked over a year of traveling full-time, away from home? Yes, that’s right, a bit over

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Timaru from the other side

Once we’ve sorted the morning caffeine fix at our favourite cafe we go exploring and there’s no better way to get to know a place

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Sam

  2 months ago we landed in Brisbane after 6 months of traveling and house sitting around New Zealand. They were glory days, of the

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Oohoo from Timaru

Wow, we never imagined Timaru could turn out to be one of our favourite places. For the past couple of weeks we’ve been house sitting

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Staying in the bunker today

This morning we awoke to the devastating news of last night’s Paris tragedy and attacks in Lebanon. We watched it being reported on the BBC.

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A hairy life

This morning I noticed the back of Dave’s t-shirt thick with white cat hair from where Doris was sitting on the back of Dave’s chair last night, nuzzling against his neck.

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This transit day

The Officer announced gravely, “looks like we have a problem here”. Those are not the words you want to hear as you try to move

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Halloween

Halloween in my Australia isn’t much more than a bunch of kids, hopefully under adult supervision, knocking on the front doors of neighbours asking for

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More in Morpeth

We probably wouldn’t have considered staying for any length of time in Morpeth if it hadn’t been for this house sitting assignment. We’d just pass

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Josselin connections

The first person we met when we arrived at our Mohon house sit home was the home owner’s friend Karen. Karen and her husband Rick are

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Wild Wild West Auckland

The Lonely Planet New Zealand guide suggests a visit to Auckland’s western beaches if you are looking for a 4 day itinerary in the city.

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47 Days

New Zealand captivated me beyond my expectations. My only regret is that we didn’t have a great camera. Dave’s iPhone 6 certainly did a better

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Moving right along….

I haven’t updated this blog other than to wrap up our 2012 China trip a few months ago. Life’s been busy and I have to

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Leap of Faith

As it happens towards the end of a year, we find ourselves reflecting on the past 12 months, talking about the highs, the lows and

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