My husband and i are semi-retired.... me an architect and he an academic.
We have lived on the Pittwater and in Manly for the last 20 odd years and have been overseas for the past year.
Our five kids and grandchildren are spread across three continents and we have chosen to spend the next few years travelling between them, while we still have energy and inclination to do this and at the same time, be free of the responsibility of a permanent address, during these years.
We have kept our own homes without 'help' and are conscientious about maintenance and had the gift of having cared for many varied pets over the years.
I do have a particular weakness for cats!