Retropost: Streatham, London

This is a Retropost – looking back on earlier housesitting adventures. January, 2016 Just like that Christmas was over for another year. We said goodbye¬†to Bristol, but vowed to return. We enjoyed our three week stay, Bristol being much smaller and easier to navigate than London. Thankfully we’d already booked our next London housesit –…

A year in transition

We look back on our radio blog-silence, reflecting on a demanding year behind us and the promise of what lies ahead.

2015. It wouldn’t be the same without…

Let’s end 2015 with a quick list. Things I’m grateful for in this past year: a partner who challenged me to think and question outside my typical understanding. the bravery to give up one way of life for something completely different, something challenging and quite scary, something with a lot of unknowns, something new the…

Watford for autumn

Leaving Bath we headed east, our next stop being a three week sit in Watford. Watford is a large town set just north of the M25. Many live here and take the half hour commute into London each day. I have a connection with Watford from some years gone by. Watford football team, commonly known…

Milton Keynes – city in the forest

Having decided to leave Yorkshire earlier than planned, we had two weeks to fill, before our house sit in Bath was due to commence. Teresa is a mastermind in these situations. Basically, the trickier the job, the easier it seems for her to handle it! We got onto the housesitting web sites and stumbled upon…

Yorkshire

As the English summer drew to a close, we said goodbye to Surrey and the south of England, in preparation for a journey northward to Yorkshire. On the way we managed to get in a few days with our good friends Ed and Katie, who live in a small village just outside of Leeds. Our…

Hello, the South…

A quick catch up! Northwards, eastwards, but ultimately southwards. We’ve headed down to the leafy south to enjoy some well needed sunshine and some very old English pubs

Summer Festival – Staycation

I’ve heard that Brits do a good summer festival. We were lucky to have one of these festivals turn up during our stay in Surrey. Godalming is a cute and well preserved village, about 15 minutes drive from our housesit in Chidingfold. Wonky buildings, cobbled streets, low entranceways, and oddly dressed and eccentric locals were…