Author Archives: tartanmarie

Minos

This is just a short post to test how it looks from the WordPress app. Minos is one of the dogs we look after regularly on Crete. Lovely, isn’t he? Advertisements

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What now?

Don’t get me wrong. I’ve got plenty to do. PLENTY First, there’s the book. It’s now a full year since I completed the first draft of my novel. I’ve no intention of trying to get it published. I’m not likely … Continue reading

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The Constant Crocheter

As Christmas (I hate Christmas!) approaches my thoughts usually turn to how I can exploit the extravaganza of commercialism for my own gain. This year was no exception and the answer came to me in Dublin airport where, in one … Continue reading

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Foot and Mouth on Koh Samui

Thailand is a good place to get stuff done to yourself – massage, tattoos, tooth whitening, plastic surgery………that sort of thing, all cheaper than in Europe. I came away on this trip with a list of items I’d like taken … Continue reading

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Finding a house-sit……easy when you’re on the spot!

An idea is born We did our first house-sit while we were still renting a place on Crete. A friend needed someone to look after his pets while he visited his family in the UK and we volunteered. The open … Continue reading

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Malaysia

Singapore to Tioman The day started at 6.30am when we left our house-sit in Singapore hoping to reach the Malaysian city of Johor Bahru in time for an 8.30 am bus to Mersing. The journey got off to a bad … Continue reading

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Our Travelling Life – part 2 – Heathrow

16 October 2002 – London Heathrow We arrived at Heathrow to find the airline looking for volunteers to give up their seats on the overbooked flight to Cape Town. We immediately joined the group of volunteers waiting to see if … Continue reading

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Our Travelling Life part 1

When we started this blog it was obvious there was a lot of catching up to do if we wanted to set the scene by documenting the whole journey up to now. We wanted to tell people where we’ve been, … Continue reading

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Is House-sitting right for you?

We started house-sitting after we had been living in rented accommodation on Crete for about 10 months. Over that period the pound had weakened against the Euro and our UK income had become worth less with every month that passed. … Continue reading

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Why I’ve scored smartphone off my shopping list

Is there something in the terms and conditions of your average smartphone contract that requires the user to have it on display at all times? Is it just impossible to resist playing with these things constantly? Or is it just … Continue reading

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