The actual dates are slightly flexible. My partner and I are splitting the Christmas / New Year period between our two places (in different parts of the country). Please do get in touch even if the dates aren't an exact fit.
Just repeating this as I still appear quite new on this site:
I have used this site before, but have lost the login details, unfortunately. (I think it was"coloradocats" - I've moved country since.) However, I am on Facebook and LinkedIn - so plenty of options for references. I can also put you in touch with my recent cat sitters.
Now to the "vacancy":
There's nothing much to do while I'm away but feed the cats twice a day; they are pretty cool about the exact feeding times. The garden won't need much attention. I merely don't want the house to be empty and my cats are used to having a degree of human company.
There is a spatious spare bedroom with a single bed - the room might have to be shared with one of the cats (they keep changing their minds as to where they sleep).
The area here is a very quiet suburb just south-east of central London. There are shops round the corner; and larger shopping centers / the nearest town are just a short bus ride away.
Central London is 20 min by train. (The train station is in walking distance.)
I usually prefer my sitter to arrive a day early just so that we can run through everything. But I can leave a spare key with a neighbour if necessary. I have a two-page "instruction sheet", and it's really not that complicated.
Unfortunately, it will be too late for tickets for the London fireworks, but I have a big TV screen, and there will be fireworks somewhere in the area.