I was on a the first two-days of a two-week pet sit in Hampstead Norreys England (through Trusted House Sitters) for two dogs, Zula and Domino, and two big beautiful kunekune pigs, Hamish and Greta. John was finishing up a lovely pet sit we had in Swanick, England, just outside of Southampton. He was about… Continue reading OMG I am Pet Sitting and I Lost the Dog!
On the recommendation of our neighbor, Diana, we drove over to the Montague Inn, to check it out for our 31st anniversary lunch. Luckily we met the owner, Sean O'Callahan. Not only did he make sure we were "properly" cared for, but he invited us to be his guests at the races at the Wincanton… Continue reading A Day at the Races
Saturday, October 20 we woke early and found a wonderful email invitation from our neighbor in Henstridge, England to attend the inaugural Blackmore and Sparkford Vale Hunt. Since we love horses so much, and since it was a beautiful sunny, dry day (a very rare thing on this trip to England) we jumped on the… Continue reading A Step Back in Time at The Blackmore Vale Hunt
It is the end of week 4 in North Curry, England and, as usual, we are beginning to have some mixed emotions. We are looking forward to visiting Bradford-on-Avon and Bath for a few days. A walking tour, Instagram photography workshop and probably a cooking class are on the agenda. Then we are off to… Continue reading A Piece of Our Hearts Will Remain On The Road
It happens everyday, our walk (or walks) with the dogs through the beautiful North Curry, England countryside. Last evening it was especially beautiful, and fun. Place your cursor over the image to read the caption. It is Saturday afternoon and we are going for a long 2-3 hour walk with the dogs and some neighbors.… Continue reading Evening Dog Walk Over The North Curry Countryside
North Curry -- Cornfields and Hay fields as far as you can see in just about any direction with cattle and sheep grazing, surrounded by a small village, filled with warm, friendly, and helpful people, and a couple of funny, cuddly dogs and a cat. This is what we love most about House and Pet… Continue reading Hello North Curry, England
Our first trip to Ireland was full of excitement, anticipation, beauty, 40 shades of green and history. Oh, yes, and plenty of laughing. We asked friends for advice on how to best attack this storied land. Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Adare, Dingle, Killarney, and Cork received the most votes. So we decided to spend four days… Continue reading Ireland- How We Loved 40 Shades of Green, Bold Heather, Thick Fog, and lots of Rain.
Spring color in the village park where it was easy to imagine it to be a backdrop for painters, picnickers and general frolicking . Following a 9 hour flight from Bangkok to Paris, and a 2 + hour train, we were greeted with a touch of spring in Valence, France. With one night at a… Continue reading Let the Pet Sitting Begin – Three Months in France, wonderful pets, country, homes, and homeowners
Of all of our travels thus far, perhaps the most enjoyable includes walking the dogs we are sitting for through one of the small, old villages in the area. It is like a step back in time. Modern conveniences surrounded by old -- old buildings, old services, old ways of doing things. So we were… Continue reading A Day in Crest, France