Heading to London on Sunday for a few nights. Then stepping onto the train heading to Amsterdam will signify an end to our time in England. It has been a stupendous last month of summer in which we have enjoyed relativity warmish weather and lashings of rain. Come to think about it, we were wondering… Continue reading The Month of August – The Cotswolds
A while ago I had the pleasure to come across another midlifer, Maura and her husband Terry, via their detailed and well-captured photographs on Instagram. Who just happened to be from New Zealand. Like us have been housesitting fulltime for nearly 3 years. Let me introduce them to you. Maura and Terry At the age… Continue reading The Kiwi Housesitters in Europe
On the border of the Cotswold region lies Malmesbury. The mellow hilltop town of Malmesbury is peppered with ancient buildings constructed out of honey-coloured Cotswold stone. It's the oldest borough in England, having been awarded that status in AD 880, and boasts one of the county's finest market crosses – a 15th-century crownlike structure built… Continue reading The Abbey Gardens – Malmesbury
Well, if you do, have you said "Hello"? There are many reasons to do so. They will most probably be foreigners, not locals. With an, even more, higher likelihood to be from downunder. As in New Zealand or Australia. People with a yearning to travel, at a slow pace. To experience a village, a town,… Continue reading Do you have a HOUSESITTER next door?
Summer is well and truly upon us, and with summer comes colour. We have indeed been blessed with glorious weather to enjoy what England does best. For me, this means the prolific gardens. My favourites are those that do not require an entry fee as many stunning views can be seen and enjoyed on my… Continue reading The Rococo Gardens in Painswick
My next post in the series "The Motorhome Years". Most new motorhomers remember quite readily the "shudder and loud groan" when recalling issues when it came to finding a place to park up for the night. Especially if like us they owned a large motorhome [R.V.]. Each day, it would send us into a mild… Continue reading Motorhoming – Where can we Camp?
What a glorious summer month it was to enjoy housesitting in a part of England that we had not previously stayed in for longer than an hour or two. Which made our weeks in Clevedon, Somerset, relaxing and fun exploring its nooks and crannies in the sunshine. Then there was the main reason why we… Continue reading The Month of July in Somerset