Housesitting, Housesitting in the UK, Life of adventure

A Mystical Destination – AVEBURY

It was a Monday, neither too cold and definitely not too hot. Just very windy. Time to check out some Wiltshire historic land and the small village which is situated within a circle of ancient stones. We decided to take the long way to see Britain's unsung Mystical destination and the village of Avebury which is situated… Continue reading A Mystical Destination – AVEBURY

Housesitting, Housesitting in the UK, Life of adventure

The Marlborough Markets

Our first sunny day in Marlborough, we made the most of it. With a trip into the township of Marlborough and more specifically to the Farmers Market.  As you might have gathered from previous writings on our food shopping, we do enjoy supporting local markets.  We enjoy the interaction with the grower or producer, it's… Continue reading The Marlborough Markets

Housesitting, Housesitting in the UK, Life of adventure

A Return to the COTSWOLDS

It always feels like we have returned to our home away from home when we place our feet firmly back onto "Dear Old Blighty" ground. Even more so when we arrived at a repeat housesit in the Cotswolds. Do you remember the lovable character Barty and his sidekick feline family? No? Then here you go,… Continue reading A Return to the COTSWOLDS

Housesitting, Housesitting in Turkey

35 THINGS about the TURKISH Culture

We have just completed a housesit for the second time in Turkey.  The first one was last year for 3 months and the second was this year for a month and a half.  Both times were to housesit for the same couple and their adorable animal family. How did we find Turkey? What did we… Continue reading 35 THINGS about the TURKISH Culture

Housesitting, Housesitting in Turkey, Life of adventure

Easter in a Muslim Country

Last year we were eating chocolate in Aubonne, Switzerland, the previous year in Helmsley, United Kingdom and going further back it was in New Zealand. So as you can see, there is an overwhelming repetitive habit occurring with chocolate.  It's true, we love eating chocolate at Easter time.  If the truth is to be told, we… Continue reading Easter in a Muslim Country

Housesitting, Housesitting in Turkey, Life of adventure

The Ghost Village of Kayakoy

In this small rustic area not far from the hustle and bustle of Fethiye. Things and people moved more slowly, no doubt because the tourist season had not yet gained traction or had even started for the year. Which meant that when we came to the ruins of Kayakoy, no one gave us much thought.… Continue reading The Ghost Village of Kayakoy

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