Deal: Sea swap

Having enjoyed the warmth and ocean of coastal Cyprus so much, we were a bit apprehensive about heading back to the UK in April. Pre-booked flights and train trips, and a committed house sit (not to mention the lack of accommodation elsewhere), won out and we set off for our next adventure. And here we... Continue Reading →

Huntingdon: One more day out

As we came to the end of our time in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, we took a quick car trip to Peterborough, about 30 minutes north. We weren't disappointed.  The enormous St. Pete's cathedral is right in the town center, allowing for a visit to this historic beauty along with a stroll around the large pedestrian plaza.... Continue Reading →

Huntingdon: Exploring Cambridgeshire

We are in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, UK for 2 weeks. We are house sitting here, and taking care of 6 critters: 2 dogs - a 10-year-old Staffordshire Terrier cross (Tia) and a 6-month old Chihuahua (Dobby); 2 cats - one grey (Scampi), one calico (Rug Rat); 1 bearded dragon (Kai); 1 hamster (Little Vamp). Quite a menagerie! As we did... Continue Reading →

Melksham: Last words

We are on the train, having just said goodbye to our 3 doggie friends for the last 5 weeks, and their lovely parents, homeowners of the house we were sitting at. Having planned very little before we arrived, we were constantly surprised by how much there is to see in this area (Wiltshire, UK), and... Continue Reading →

Melksham: Castles, baths and more stones

This week, we continued dropping into nearby communities and sites. Farleigh Hungerford Castle We started with a visit to the medieval Farleigh Hungerford Castle, 14th century ruins in Somerset, which borders Wiltshire, where we are staying. Avebury Avebury henge and stone circle and Stonehenge (see Melksham: Sticks and stones), together, form a World Heritage Site. Originally... Continue Reading →

Melksham: Sticks and stones

For the last 10 days or so we have been taking short driving trips from our temporary home in Melksham, Wiltshire County, to explore the little towns and villages that surround us. On some of our outings, we take our 3 canine charges with us and give them a good walk in parks or fields,... Continue Reading →

Melksham: Trains, locks and Jacks

We have arrived in Melksham, Wiltshire, UK. We took a direct Vancouver to London flight followed by three trains, and arrived at the Melksham station mid-afternoon the following day. Though we struggled to stay awake to avoid missing our stop, we were delighted to be met with a cheerful smile and big hugs from Barbb,... Continue Reading →

What’s next: UK and Europe

We have had a wonderful summer, bopping around British Columbia and Alberta in Canada, and Washington in the USA. But we are really looking forward to the next leg of our nomadic life, this time overseas. So far, we have booked house sits in the following locations: Melksham, England (5 weeks) Huntingdon, England (2 weeks)... Continue Reading →

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