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

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

Winter time is my absolute favorite time of the year.  The cold and snow, the frost on blades of grass; I love it all.  As soon as Thanksgiving happened, it seemed that the weather in Boise decided it was immediately winter.  Temperatures dropped, the colder winds started blowing in, and there were several mornings, Read More

Cracking on to Thanksgiving and Black Friday. This was the first Thanksgiving that I have ever spent away from family, so it was the first year we’ve ever had to put together our own Thanksgiving meal.  Staying in someone else’s home, in addition to preparing a meal for only two, led us to the, Read More

The drive from Salt Lake to Boise was fairly uneventful, though we did get turned around a bit due to roads closed for construction once we made it to town.  Arriving in the dark, yet again, it was difficult to get a good grasp on the beauty of the mountains and hills surrounding Boise. , Read More

With our Breckenridge sit over, we had a few days to get situated, do laundry, and repack for our Boise, Idaho housesit.  Originally, Ian wanted to drive all the way up to Boise in one go, or maybe stop halfway for a night.  After looking at a few options though, we decided to break, Read More

With our schedule freed up after our first house sit in Idaho was canceled, we began looking for other possible house sits to fit in before our second sit in Idaho was set to begin in mid-November.  After looking at and applying to several house sits in the Washington/Oregon area, we noticed a house, Read More