As we adjust back to life in our home country of New Zealand after our year-long adventure, a couple of people have asked me how or if our expectations were met? I asked Chris this and we had a very interesting discussion about expectations and how each of us had quite different views on what … More Expectations and reality
Over the past few months as we have toured and lived in Spain, from time to time things happen or we observe things that make us shake our heads in wonder. Here are just some of the things that we laugh, shrug our shoulders or shake our heads over: Car parking: It seems that you … More Why? Spain!
These last few months have gone way too quickly and now we are on our way north for our final fling in Spain. Before this past year, our only experiences of Spain were brief visits to the Costa Brava and Barcelona, but these gave us enough of a taste to want to explore more of … More Saying Goodbye to Spain
A few years back, our plane approached Heathrow over the city of London (on a clear day!) and we got fantastic views of many landmarks. Now, at last, we were going to actually be able to visit some of those well-known places. As we only had three full days we compiled a list of “must … More Loving London
What should we do with 10 days between sits in the middle of winter? We’ve seen almost all of Spain so we decided to hop over to see the “motherland”. I have never been to London (or much of England at all) and Chris was aged 3 when he visited London, so we researched our … More Off to jolly (c)old England
Since our first European housesit in April, we’ve cared for over 30 dogs and cats (plus a few fish and chickens too). Each animal had its own personality and we’ve liked different things about each of them. Even the pets that were hard to love at first grew on you and you end up missing … More To all the dogs (and cats) we’ve loved this year…
Another road trip beckoned with a week-long gap before our next housesit. This would be our final trip of the year and, with winter approaching, we decided to explore some of the small towns and villages of Murcia, Castille-La Mancha and Jaen provinces. We had just finished a short four-day house sit in Freila, another … More We’ll be going round the mountain(s)