Our second house sit in England was also our shortest, and it was located in a small village outside of Shipston-on-Stour in the Cotswolds.  In case you are unfamiliar, the Cotswolds are a fairly hilly area in the country, historically used to graze sheep.  That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed our time in the, Read More

In the small village of Lacock in Wiltshire, sits the National Trust location, Lacock Abbey.  Originally built in the 13th century as a nunnery, and turned into a private residence in the 16th century, Lacock Abbey has quite a history to it.  In fact, it is considered the birthplace of photography, as William Henry, Read More

If I seeks, I geeks; and oh boy have I been geeking out recently!  As we prepared our luggage and loaded the car in Swanage, we had two main objectives for the day.  First, I couldn’t leave the Jurassic Coast until I had visited one last natural, nerdy destination, Charmouth Beach.  A significant source, Read More

Swanage is located near the eastern edge of an amazing stretch of coastline called The Jurassic Coast; England’s only natural world heritage site.  In under 100 miles, the cliffs along the coast contain a fossil record dating from 65 million years to over 250 million years ago.  The time periods enveloped in this extraordinary, Read More

Sitting atop a hill overlooking the village of Corfe Castle, is the castle of Corfe Castle.  Now a crumbled ruin of its former self, Corfe Castle was built way back in the 11th century, and survived through centuries of harsh weather and military sieges, until it finally fell during a siege in 1645; when, Read More

While in Swanage, there have been several significant locations we decided we simply had to see, one of which was the sunrise at Durdle Door.  A magnificent natural arch of solid limestone, created by the erosion of the pounding tides on the Jurassic Coast of England.  The extra bonus of our visit being in, Read More

Yes, we are in England.  Currently the southern portion of England, at that.  From just before New Year’s, until the end of March, we have four different house sits set up across this glorious country.  The first of which is in Swanage, a lovely little village in the middle of England’s south coast. While, Read More

So here it is, the big reveal!  Our next big trip, and the country we will be house sitting in for the first three months of 2018!  Drum roll please! Drdrddrdrdddrdrdrdrd: England! Since it had been many years since my last (and only) international trip, and Ian had never left the country other than, Read More

Alright, so I’m a fail.  “I’ll post the next part tomorrow” turned into “I’ll get distracted with all the new sights and sounds, and post the next part 5 days later.”  Woops.  Oh well! Anyways, on we trot. The days following Christmas were a flurry of getting things done, and preparing for our next, Read More

Christmastime is the end of my favorite time of the year.  From the beginning of September, through the New Year, I feel like the Universe is my oyster!  I love the snow and cold, I get to celebrate my birthday, and all of my favorite holidays are lined up across those four months.  Christmas, Read More