July saw us in Widdington, not far from Cambridge, in another beautiful, wee village in Essex. This village has no shops, but it does have a local hall, bus stop and a pub which was only 3 doors down from us.
We had another short break between sits in late June, so we headed to Bedfordshire to care for Tosh, an adorable 8 year old Welsh Terrier, while his mum and dad went away on a Fiat Barchetta car club weekend.
Tosh was a sweet, gentle, friendly dog with a few peculiar habits.
Mid June we arrived in Bramshill, house sitting a very large house and gardens with three tiny Jack Russell bitches and two chickens for 10 days while the home owners were away on an Arctic cruise.
Between our house sits in France and Bramshill in the UK we had 4 days to fill in.
We normally use these ‘gaps’ as an opportunity to have a break from house sitting and have a ‘proper’ holiday. We were keen to go back and visit Cambridge, a lovely university town on the River Cam that we had briefly visited in 2016 when house sitting in Berkhamsted.
We booked flights to Stansted Airport, which is the closest airport to Cambridge, but before booking accommodation, decided to wait and see if a house sit might come up in Cambridge that fitted our dates. As luck would have it one did and the dates were perfect.
Back in the UK for another house sit – this time in Berkhamsted for nearly 4 weeks looking after Trigger, a beautiful 2 yo blue roan cocker spaniel.
With every sit we find little quirks with each pet we look after.
On the road again for a short house sit of 5 days in High Wycombe, which is about 40 mins from London, to look after Lexi – a 4 year old Cockapoo and two beautiful cats – Claudia and Saffie.
When house sitting we always plan to arrive the day prior to the owners leaving to provide ample time to meet our new ‘family’ and familiarize ourselves with their routine as well as the house. Unfortunately, the best laid plans do not always come to fruition.
Living with, and caring for, 5 dogs may sound like a lot of work, but these Cavalier King Charles Spaniels were well behaved – well for most of the time anyway. This sit found us in the West of Scotland, 45 minutes south of Glasgow, staying in a 3 bedroom home, in a ‘wee’ village of 6 houses with 5 King Charles Spaniels Cavaliers for 2 1/2 weeks.