Hi - I am looking for a mature, responsible, cat loving woman or a couple to mind my house and much-loved cat Marigold from December 22 - January 4. I am actually leaving on December 23 but I find it's best if sitters arrive the day before to familiarise themselves with the house and get to know Marigold, who is rather shy at first but warms to gentle, loving people. If you're Melbourne based, arrival on December 23 would be fine. I have a lovely 2 bedroom renovated terrace house in Collingwood, with a garden and vege garden. You do need to enjoy caring for gardens, as mine will need watering over the holidays. The bonus: help yourself to herbs and veges.
My home is close to the cafes, restaurants, shops and bars of Smith St, Gertrude St and Brunswick St in Fitzroy and Lygon St in Carlton. If you're a foodie, this is heaven, and I'll leave you a list of favourite places. The Yarra River is just down the road, and there are lots of very pretty walking and cycling trails. The tram is at one end of the street, and the train at the other. The city is minutes by tram or train. A very responsible and non smoking sitter with references is essential, and a Police Check is a bonus. Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you. (PS, my cat Daisy was the other half of DaisyandMarigold, but sadly she died in May this year.)