Life is a holiday

It’s nice to know that friends are staying in our house in France at the moment…

while we are here in Melbourne, Australia, working fulltime to save up for our next trip back to Argenton sur Creuse (mind you, I wish we could trade places!)

To make our lifestyle possible, we housesit here whenever possible (staying with friends or family in between times) and are just getting ready for our next move. Currently we’re in Wantirna with our very hospitable and fun friend Gail, but from Tuesday we will be in Vermont for a month, looking after 2 lovely spoodles.

The beauty of housesitting is that its a mutually beneficial arrangement – we look after the house and (usually) pets in return for free accommodation. It certainly makes the time here fly, familiarizing ourselves with a different home and area every couple of weeks or months, settling into a new routine and tending to the furry friends.

A change is as good as a holiday they say, so in a way we are permanently on holiday – constantly moving around Melbourne for the time we are here, and when we’re back in France we are simultaneously “away on holiday” and “at home” – a fabulous combination – and of course the side trips we take from our base in central France are the proverbial icing on the cake!

Life really is one big holiday!

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About frenchfry36

South African by birth, British by right, Australian by oath, French by choice.
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4 Responses to Life is a holiday

  1. Denise says:

    Knowing someone you trust is taking care of your home is a relief. Nola have you ever done home exchanging? Many of our friends in Canada do just that. Which allows some who are fully retired to travel the globe for short or longer stays. And then, some just rent out their homes over the winter months to the throngs of skiers who converge in our area. I am retired, Daryl is not. But this will be something that we will certainly look into when he retires. Renting, Home Exchanging or House/pet sitting seems like a win win situation. And as usual your pics are fantastic, as is your blog.

  2. denisedhall says:

    Perhaps we can house swap one day. Nola, have you or Tony ever been to Canada…eh. The Eh, is a silly expression, us Canucks use alot.

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