A Flexible Retired Professional Couple
66, Retired Chemistry Teacher
64, Retired Legal Executive
Hi, Kia Ora, Kia Orana, (Updated for 2021)
Retired professionals from Blenheim, well-travelled, interested in seeing and experiencing new places around NZ and internationally.
Over the last 8 years, since retirement from 38 years teaching Chemistry and coaching Volleyball at Marlborough Girls' College, we have rented out our house IN BLENHEIM to RSE Vanuatu vineyard workers WINTER pruning from May to Mid September. (Sadly that has changed in the Covid era), but we have still completed a few "sits" in 2020/21 in the South Island and hope to do more.
Details and experience.
We've spent that time Circumnavigating Aussie 2013, (35,000 km!!) South America 2014, Southeast Asia 2015.
Then, in 2016, we discovered this house-sitting thing with 2 months in Northland then 2 more in the Cook Islands.
We have an outstanding profile on Bookabach and AirBnB, raised two stunning and successful daughters, had numerous dogs and cats while the girls grew up (but none now); enjoy gardening, long walks, and quiet nights in. We will take excellent care of your property and pets just as we do our own home.
Our House Sitting profile now covers 6 years.
2017: 2 Blenheim dogs:- Gracie and Sam and their beautiful home survived the Kaikoura earthquake.
Oscar the world's most laid-back cat in Te Puna, Tauranga.
10 weeks in Coromandel with Tess and Basil ( terriers ) including dealing with an AC ligament rupture for poor old Tess.)
Finally visiting VANUATU and Mt Yasur. (Volcano on Tanna)
2018: our first winter in 5 years in the "top of the south" region, 4 sits; Dovedale, Kenepuru Sound, Richmond and Appleby: A mixture of lifestyle blocks, organic farming, gardening, chickens, sheep, 2 spoodles, cats, and lovely houses.
Then 3 weeks in Fiji and our 40th wedding anniversary..
Finished off 2018 with a short TRUSTEDHOUSESITTERS stint in a Yoga Retreat on the Motueka river and looked after the house and cat of a former MGC colleague over Christmas.
2019 Sunny Taradale with Isabella the miniature Schnauzer. and Smudge a 19 year old cat in Papamoa.
COVID19 made very little difference to us except that owners wanted shorter stays and consequently we stayed closer to home.
Made a new friend in Boston; the coolest Staffy in Ruby Bay!!! Nelson.
We're open to any other adventures for 2021 and beyond..
Currently in Blenheim. with 2 Huntaways, Tess and Layla, 3 cats Jefferson, Gary and Tilley, 2 birds Lovey and Tiger.