Hello there, We are retired and are back in the UK from Australia - where we lived for many years.
We owned a house in a lovely little mid-Wales village from 2010 to 2018, not far from the English/Welsh border until the latter end of April 2018, when we sold, and bought a property in Lancashire (where I am from originally) and would have continued house-sitting had I not been struck down with Cancer in 2014. So (long story short) we had to postpone our ads for the last two years so that I could undergo chemo and subsequent treatment. I can tell you that the start of 2015 to September 2016 was hard. But I came through it all and am happy to be back on track. Life is good.
Spent 2017 just enjoying life and chilling....
However,this does not detract from the fact that we still love house-sitting and have enjoyed all our house-sits so far. Our previous career posts include ex- Diplomatic Staff (having worked for the Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand in Wellington), many years spent in the Hotel Trade - both in the UK and internationally - travelling world-wide (Roger as Executive Chef and myself as Maitre'De), the Merchant Navy, running Youth Hostels and latterly the Legal Profession. We are non-smokers, enjoy the occasional glass of wine, love music, rambling and adore reading. Rodge is also a keen angler and although I'm the writer in the family, Roger has written a book of short stories which are excellent. It is our intention to become authors (yes, even at our ages..) and we do already have two books in the pipeline! Gardening is not our forte, but we are sensational at reticulation and lawn mowing. We excel at property maintenance too! We are ok with pets but having said that we need to stress that we are cat lovers who really love dogs too, as long as they are friendly and cuddleable hahaha! In summary; we do appreciate that if we ourselves were seeking house-sitters for our own lovely property we would consider someone like us, because we have respect and understanding of other people's needs and expectations. Please contact us if you are interested in our application and we sound like the people you are looking for. We feel that we can provide a quality house-sit service to you. Excellent referees, references & Police Clearance can be provided. Regards, looking forward to hearing from you.