Have house sat in both Portugal and France this winter and enjoyed it,although the weather in France was not the most desirable. Have wellies will travel!
I am a retired civil servant,used mostly to cats,dogs,poultry and the various small mammals that children always seem to collect,including the occasional lizard and corn snake!
I have enough French to survive,and having,in the past,spent a year in Portugal, can manage there also!
My first telephone number is french,the other mobile is a uk one.
I am currently living in France.