My current home is in beautiful Washington State, USA, where I own a house on the scenic White Salmon River. I was born and grew up in the United Kingdom but have lived in the USA for 15 years. My love of travel with its many enriching experiences, has taken me to various countries, where I have enjoyed meeting people and learning about life in those places.
This love was fulfilled in my past profession as a lecturer at Brunel University, London, in the Health and Social Studies Department, as I was responsible for setting up and facilitating educational programmes within Europe. I enjoyed meeting people in my professional capacity, and learning how to communicate ideas across diverse cultures.
Currently I am in Hawaii looking after a house, plants and a fun loving dog. The owners are very pleased with the way I care for their home; this is the third time they have asked me to stay when they travel, and have asked me to come again next year.
Being a responsible and reliable person, I treat the houses and gardens I look after, as my own. The same applies to pets. My focus is to make them feel comfortable and loved while their people are away.
My health is excellent and I am an energetic retiree who walks 3-4 miles a day. I still split and stack my firewood, crack open coconuts, and am physically strong. I have a healthy lifestyle and do not smoke. I enjoy gardening and am a member of an organic community garden.
When home, I volunteer at the Mid Columbia Medical Center, in The Dalles where I help patients and staff using Reiki. It is a progressive, patient centered hospital with a thriving spiritual care center. The hospital performed an extensive background and criminal check and would be happy to supply references.
I also have very positive references from all the places I have stayed in, and can send those to you as well. In fact, I can supply you with many references, should you chose to have them.
I am open to travelling to many countries and absorbing the cultures. Making new furry, feathered and scaly friends is also exciting, though a trifle sad when leaving.
I look forward very much to hearing from you. Please call or text me on : , me at , or me on martarf0.