In our working lives we owned our own businesses. I was an hotel proprietor and my partner,Nick, ran a Bed and Breakfast. I also ran a domestic cleaning service for a number of years, holding the keys to many clients homes. We have a strong sense of duty and being homeowners, we are very aware of the importance of caring for our own home and showing respect for someone else's cherished home. In my youth I lived and worked in Naples for six years and then in later years helped run an hotel on the Aeolian Island of Lipari.....I do speak fluent Italian. Nick does his best... "e parla un po' d'Italiano". For many years I hosted foreign language students and enjoyed their company greatly. We are both non smokers, we enjoy cooking, gardening, reading and music...but most of all, we enjoy immersing ourselves in the locality and the culture of the country we are visiting. We would enjoy looking after dogs or cats...we were both dog owners for many years. But above all we would look after your home.