Life at No.22, Musings, New Zealand

Growing up in PARADISE – Part 2

As previously stated in Growing up in Paradise, I was a baby in the '50s, a child of the '60s and a teenager in the '70s and adulthood from the late seventies.  Life was pretty free and easy back then, even though times were changing. High School, school certificate, and no driver's licence, in that order.… Continue reading Growing up in PARADISE – Part 2

Housesitting, Housesitting in the UK, Life of adventure

Housesitting in Marlborough, UK

Our last housesit was in the picturesque Wiltshire countryside not far from Marlborough. It really isn't far at all from the Cotswolds, as the crow flies. Which makes the transition between housesits much more relaxing and less time-consuming. Double doesn't always mean trouble. Which of course, Bess and Molly are far from being trouble. More… Continue reading Housesitting in Marlborough, UK

Housesitting, Housesitting in the UK, Life of adventure

A Mystical Destination – AVEBURY

It was a Monday, neither too cold and definitely not too hot. Just very windy. Time to check out some Wiltshire historic land and the small village which is situated within a circle of ancient stones. We decided to take the long way to see Britain's unsung Mystical destination and the village of Avebury which is situated… Continue reading A Mystical Destination – AVEBURY

Housesitting, Housesitting in the UK, Life of adventure

The Marlborough Markets

Our first sunny day in Marlborough, we made the most of it. With a trip into the township of Marlborough and more specifically to the Farmers Market.  As you might have gathered from previous writings on our food shopping, we do enjoy supporting local markets.  We enjoy the interaction with the grower or producer, it's… Continue reading The Marlborough Markets

Housesitting, Housesitting in the UK, Life of adventure

A Return to the COTSWOLDS

It always feels like we have returned to our home away from home when we place our feet firmly back onto "Dear Old Blighty" ground. Even more so when we arrived at a repeat housesit in the Cotswolds. Do you remember the lovable character Barty and his sidekick feline family? No? Then here you go,… Continue reading A Return to the COTSWOLDS

Housesitting, Housesitting in Turkey

35 THINGS about the TURKISH Culture

We have just completed a housesit for the second time in Turkey.  The first one was last year for 3 months and the second was this year for a month and a half.  Both times were to housesit for the same couple and their adorable animal family. How did we find Turkey? What did we… Continue reading 35 THINGS about the TURKISH Culture

England, Life of adventure, Travel

Heading off to “Dear Old Blighty”

As most of you are aware, we have been in Turkey since late February. We began our second time in Turkey with a week in Istanbul Postcards from Istanbul, then flew down to complete a housesit in Dalyan, this was a repeat one caring for one gentle and adorable always smiling dog called Tequila, and two equally… Continue reading Heading off to “Dear Old Blighty”