A change is as good as a rest

December 2019 We were invited to arrive at our current house sit in Yorkshire the night before our home owners departed for New Zealand. It’s nice to have plenty of time for a thorough handover, but it’s also lovely to be invited for a cozy dinner. We had plenty of time to chat with our hosts,

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We pulled it off…

October 2019 Well it finally happened, the first ever House & Pet Sitting Conference came into being over a gloriously warm and sunny September weekend, on the outskirts of Swindon in the UK. Both newcomers and seasoned sitters converged to listen to over 20 experienced house sitting travelers talk about the house sitting lifestyle. Was it a

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Back for more…

August 2019 Over the past year we’ve done many more repeat sits than we ever have before. We’ve been trying to keep on track with our “52 house sits in 52 weeks” challenge, so we’ve been doing lots of shorter sits, many just over a weekend. Some of our home owners seem to take these short

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Planning for our next challenge!

June 2019 Our #52sits challenge is beginning to draw to a close… less than three months to go. Can we achieve our goal of squeezing 52 house sits into 52 weeks? As I write we’re about half way through sit #44, a lovely repeat sit in Essex. We normally look after two friendly, easy-going black

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A fresh perspective

April 2019 House sitting offers many great lifestyle choices. You can apply for long sits on tropical islands, offer to look after homes in remote off-grid locations, or focus your efforts on securing city centre apartment sits. Assignments are offered in many countries around the world, and often you can have too much choice about

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Courage, change, challenge… and a conference

February 2019 What would you give to be happy and free – to live how you want, on your own terms? Maybe you think it’s just not possible. Well, you’d be wrong.It does, however, take courage to take on new challenges, to make changes to your life. But don’t worry, we’re here to help, by inviting

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Win-win-win

December 2018 The end of another year is fast approaching, which often brings on a period of review and reflection. How has your year been? Did you achieve everything you hoped? What are your plans for next year? Once again, as Vanessa and I look back over the year we have enjoyed, and the lifestyle

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52 house sits in 52 weeks

October 2018 Do you ever set goals for yourself? Do you enjoy new challenges? Do you welcome changes to your routine? I think as house sitters, most of us probably do welcome changes and challenges. After all, settling for a period of time in a new house, with new pets, is an intrinsic part of

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All aboard!

August 2018 My first introduction to sailing was as a child, when my father bought a small Mirror Dinghy, now considered one of the classic small boats on which newcomers can learn to sail. On summer weekends he took us to Selset Reservoir, high in the northern hills of England, where we would try to get

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Touchdown! How to arrive in style and comfort

June 2018 Do you have a system or routine when traveling to a new country? What preparations do you make in advance so that you arrive and enter a country with the least amount of discomfort? What’s the first thing you do when the plane lands? And… what apps do you use to make things

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Between sit adventures

April 2018 How often do you examine your reasons for doing something? Have you ever asked yourself why you became a house sitter… or perhaps more importantly, if you’re just at the beginning of your house sitting journey, why do you want to become a house sitter? Maybe you love animals? Perhaps your passion is

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Road trip Down Under

February 2018 We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year? We’re currently house sitting Down Under, in Western Australia. Christmas in the southern hemisphere feels very different to the traditional British Christmas we are both used to. In November in the UK we felt bombarded by Christmas ads on TV, and

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