Housesitting, Housesitting in Spain, Life of adventure

A room with a view – Alicante Style

20171116_075018_editedOur number one purpose of being in the vicinity of Alicante area was a gorgeous chocolate and cream coloured cat going by the name of  ‘Lottie’.  We had the pleasure to care for her for five days, while her human Mum headed off for a city break in Berlin.

As well as caring for Lottie we had the added bonus of the superb San Juan Beach to enjoy strolling along, while others took the advance of a faster mode of transport than us.


Once we stopped taking in the broad vistas of the beach and buildings and found a bench to sit on, PSX_20171123_124557_editedour attention was taken up with a more concentrated view of people watching, and the wide-ranging of clothing attire or the lack of it in some cases!.  Here I was wearing two layers of clothing, jeans and a scarf, with nude bathers [no photos you will just have to use your imagination] not far along the beach.  Was I overdressed?  Or were they underdressed? Well from my perspective I thought I was not overdressed, nor was I in any hurry to change this decision as it felt a wee bit too nippy to undress or swim for that matter.  The temperature was around 19deg!  Maybe the said bathers were from Norway?


Before we felt the urge to fall asleep on the seaside bench underneath the palm trees.  We uplifted ourselves from our posy to keep on walking down the promenade to a somewhat favourite local restaurant serving up a variety of tapas, which we kindly took up their challenge of indulging in a few with a beer or two.  After feeling more than contented and full.

We headed on back to see how Lottie’s morning had been, with the sun at the back of us and a backward view from our beginning journey.


One delightful activity we participated in with Lottie from the position of the balcony was watching the sun rise over San Juan beach.  Everyone one of us has a special place we affectionately say is our piece of paradise even for a cat called Lottie.

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71 thoughts on “A room with a view – Alicante Style”

  1. After cold days in both London and Amsterdam, this post makes me yearn for sun and beaches, and I’m not particularly a beach person. Granted, they are deceptive given the temperature you mentioned. Lottie is quite adorable. It’s almost a certainty I would have wasted much of the day away hanging out with her. 😊

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  2. Wow, you guys are really booked up!

    I wish I could do the same with housesitting, but I need to do time in Italy to gain my citizenship so can’t leave. As we’ve rented an apartment, it becomes expensive leaving to travel now, although we have been to Sicily and Venice this year. All a balance.

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