UPDATED JANUARY 2019
As from January 2019, we are now no longer fulltime nomads who housesit. Due to the Squire being diagnosed as having Bone Marrow cancer [Myelofibrosis], we have had to reevaluate our life.
To reflect this change and our new home back in New Zealand a change of blog title was needed. The result is the birth of “Life at No.22”. All posts from Globalhousesitterx2 are included.
What will I write about now?
My blog will still reflect me, the Squire and my quirky personality. It will include more about New Zealand and beyond our backyard. It will still include Musings about Life, travelling locally, tramping [hikes], interviews, photography and whatever takes my fancy.
Hopefully, my posts will make you think and most of all encourage you to do more of what makes you smile. Perhaps to travel more and come down and visit New Zealand!
How would I describe myself?
Creative, quirky and passionate.
I have done many things in my life, made some fantastic decisions and some incredibly stupid ones. Many have taken me down roads I never wanted to venture down, and it took me a while to get back on track. Once on track, there was no stopping me, this was when I meet the Squire, my best friend and husband.
A jack of many trades master of none sums up my “career”. I started travelling in my late teens, then years later with a one-way ticket to London, what was I thinking? Cruised the Pacific as a stewardess on a Cruise Liner to working in many hotels as a bartender/waitress. Then in between those jobs, had me working alongside people with disabilities. My last job was as a Qualified Preschool teacher, which I left quite a few years ago to manage our small orchard that the Squire and I created from bare land, which we sold in 2008.
- I am an early starter in a few of life’s challenges and a late starter in many. One example of my lateness is completing 10 half marathons [competitive walker] and one triathlon in my fifties.
- My first trip overseas was to Melbourne in the 1970s when passports were not required. Have been travelling on and off since then.
- Don’t stand in the way of me and a good cup of coffee in the morning.
- I have a very contagious laugh, and I love to make people laugh.
Thanks for reading and leave a message I would love to hear from you.
Suz and the Squire xx
P.S. Can you tell I do not like having my photograph taken? Must get a few new photos of myself and the Squire!