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Blogpost by Trustedhousesitters

We’ve been featured in the latest blogpost by Trustedhousesitters (24 Sept 2012), where they have written about housesitting as a lifestyle. Here’s the link: http://trustedhousesittersblog.com/index.php/2012/09/24/how-to-live-rent-free-via-house-sitting/ And this was the short piece I originally submitted to them: Hi, we’re Marie and … Continue reading

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Springtime in Stavros

We are currently petsitting outside the village of Stavros near Chania, in Crete. Springtime in Crete is a vibrant, colourful time of year, as everything awakens from the winter slumber. Wild flowers adorn the roadsides where we amble on our … Continue reading

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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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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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Singapore Time!

It was an early rise to head to Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok on Lantau Island – we had a Tiger Airways flight at 11am to Singapore – and it all went really smoothly! Arrived in the … 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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The Road to Freedom

Many people we know and meet are envious of our lifestyle. They think we are lucky.  They think we are brave. Yes, there is an element of luck in how we have ended up together free of debt, free of … Continue reading

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