I learned about Housecarers after I booked a flat in Covent Gardens (Oct. 4th to 10th). This attempted foray into housesitting hopefully won't involve pet sitting as well since my wife and I have a packed itinerary that would likely exclude dogs. My wife and I are quite tidy and one of us is a bit of a germaphobe. For our time in London we probably won't be doing much cooking. Just breakfasts and a couple dinners. We hope to do a load of laundry or two. If there are neighbors, I do hope to meet theming from the States and having been raised by a self-identified Anglophile, I caught the bug. This is are 3rd trip to the British Isles and really our 1st stay in London. On the 10th of Oct. we will depart and drive to Wales.