Long Term Hong Kong resident, married over forty years with adult family, seeks housesit. We are self-employed so can adjust our schedule to suit availability of housesit options. Preferably one month in centre ville Aix en Provence around September/October but we are flexible. In return I shall take good care of your home, garden and any animals that need our affection. I am especially fond of cats. My husband is a keen yachtsman and hiker having crossed the Atlantic twice in races sponsored by the New York Yacht Club and he has competed in the Admiral's Cup, the Sydney Hobart and Hong Kong to Manila yacht races and also trekked in Bhutan, Nepal and Afghanistan and several other "stans". I am less interested in such physical pursuits, preferring reading, the movies, bridge and the theatre. We are both in good health and physically able to care for your property and domestic pets. My husband is a self employed insurance broker and I taught English and History for several years before running my own real estate agency for twenty-three years. Upon retiring I wrote a book on Hong Kong's forty year progess from colony to an independent city state under the umbrella of China; from the Cultural Revolution in 1966 to after the "handover" in I have moved eighteen times and am capable of coping with most emergencies.