Often our clients and friends ask about our travels and our house and pet sitting experiences and we thought that a blog would be a good way to share our stories both past and present.

We have met and made friends with some lovely humans, canines and felines over the past 5 years and we hope that you enjoy reading about our pet sitting and house sitting experiences as much as we enjoy regaling our "tails"!

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Newcastle Emlyn

From 2 labs to 5!  3 black, one yellow and a brown.  We had sunshine and showers which made the lawn grow very quickly.

Very good family of labs.

 A new location for us, we were sitting in Newcastle Emlyn, Wales.  This is a lovely market town, still with a working livestock market place.  The town was a thriving, vibrant place with every shop you could need.

Bridge at the end of the Town

We were delighted to find a shop selling organic products, and goods to satisfy our vegetarian needs.  There are two lovely bakers and to our surprise, even a vegetarian cafe!  This is called the Riverside Health Shop and Cafe.  www.riversidehealthshopandcafe.co.uk

What a find.  It was such a delight to find a town, supplying all of our needs without having to resort to a supermarket.

There is a castle, with a resident dragon, and a lovely river meandering through with swans.

Link to the town and surrounding attractions.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Walking in the Cotswolds

We were lucky with the weather for a sit in the Cotswolds.  We were sitting for a couple of very well behaved labs,  and after having little or old dogs to look after recently, it was nice to be able to step out and take advantage of the many footpaths and byways which crisscross this part of the country.

The byways were used by lots of dog walkers and horse riders as well as pony and traps.  The countryside is stunning with 360 degree views of  fields and unspoilt landscape.

We picked out a route that conveniently took us past a lovely little village pub The Craven Arms in Brockhampton which had a garden.  The dogs were very good and just sat down watching the world go by, we were very proud of them.  There were foals in the next field to watch.  We walked past some chocolate box cottages, cooled down in bubbling streams and enjoyed the sunshine.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Diamond Jubilee Weekend

Is it over yet!
What a weekend!   We have both been on different sits, Tracy in Pewsey, Wiltshire, and Della in Ludlow, Shropshire. 

We have both watched the celebrations on the TV for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.  We are feeling worn out we dread to think how the Queen is feeling.

It was good to see the country come together, and interesting to look at the archive film and photos of the last 60 years of the Queen's reign.  I think we have reached our limit though now and are going to pack our Union Jack flags away until the next time.