Housesitting, Housesitting in Spain, Life of adventure

The Olive Tree

This ancient tree holds a particular segment of our hearts and a significant part of earlier lives together. Within the span of a few years from early 2001, we had planted approx 500 trees and yes the rows were all spaced out correctly by the Squire [below photo] on a small lifestyle/orchard in the Bay of Plenty… Continue reading The Olive Tree

Life of adventure, Musings of ordinary life

A memory – Love is …

Funny, how memories can randomly spark an interest, and, "I wonder what happened to ...?". Today's little gem concerns a particular cartoon. It was cute. It inflamed my teenage romantic reality of love. I looked forward to reading it. In our local rag. Back in the heydays. The local rag is still going, and so IS the cartoon.… Continue reading A memory – Love is …

Life of adventure, Road Trips, Travelling between housesits

Roadtrip: France to Spain

  The end of January saw us off again, on a roadtrip. This time in reverse. With a few slight alterations, a quick glance at the map, it looks more of a straight line heading down rather than the previous journey which included more curves. Day One - Espalais to San Sebastion A cheerful "au… Continue reading Roadtrip: France to Spain

Housesitting in France, Life of adventure, Neighbourhood Walks

Neighbourhood Walk – Moissac

It was only a few weeks ago we were in France ambling along a few canals. As you may like to do when the sun is shining in the countryside of France, with its many small towns with canal ways. As we wandered down past the boats, "an old geezer", as he liked to describe… Continue reading Neighbourhood Walk – Moissac

Creativity, Life of adventure

Meet Kathy – A Talented Artist

I have had fun introducing you to Judith in Spain and Carol in New Zealand, my next Artist in the spotlight hails from across a ditch [from New Zealand]. To be more precise Victoria, Australia.   It is my privilege that Kathy has allowed me to show you her art. Asking or answering questions is… Continue reading Meet Kathy – A Talented Artist

Housesitting in France, Life of adventure

A Pretty Village in France – Auvillar

It was a Monday. Last week to be precise. At this stage of our housesitting, the countryside, Miss Dexter and us, had felt and seen the rain for days on end. It was time for a break in the weather. To don, our jackets take a deep breath and head out. Whether it be rain… Continue reading A Pretty Village in France – Auvillar

Housesitting, Housesitting in France, Life of adventure, Neighbourhood Walks

Neighbourhood Walks – Espalais

Firstly, introductions to the loveable crew: Miss Dexter and Mr Toulouse, unfortunately, Mr Toulouse was unavailable for the photo shoot, he has declined the notoriety. In other words, I could not get him to stay still for even one moment. Mr Toulouse the black cat you are a nightmare to photograph. Though he does have… Continue reading Neighbourhood Walks – Espalais