House Sitting Louie

House Sitting Louie

House Sitting Louie

Ten months have past since we started out on our new house sitting lifestyle. It’s hard to believe that we have travelled and house sat around the world in that time. As the plane descends into Brisbane, we turn our thoughts to house sitting Louie in our hometown of the Gold Coast. Louie is a one year old Cavoodle with lots of energy who will keep us busy.

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Waiting for treat

Beth our homeowner is a good friend that booked us in before we left our home shores nine months earlier. This sit will also be our longest sit to date, just over 6 weeks. Now house sitting in our hometown doesn’t bring with it the excitement that comes from an overseas sit. However, it does allow us to save some money and catch up with family and friends. Also, it gives us time to plan our next house sitting adventure.

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The Paw

But first for our international readers lets give you some information about our hometown. The Gold Coast is situated at the south east tip of Queensland near the border of New South Wales. Lying approximately 100 kilometres south of Brisbane.

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Its shores are lined with spectacular white sandy beaches filled with sun seeking people. Where the sun glistens off the brilliant blue water and the waves fill surfers with joy. Surfers Paradise brings tourist from far and wide to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the stunning climate that is the Gold Coast. Home to many attractions that include Sea World, Movie World, Dreamworld and Wet n Wild to name just a few and a great reason to visit. It is also an easy drive to the pristine Hinterland and the Northern Rivers of New South Wales. Definitely worth a trip to escape the cold of the northern hemisphere winter.

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House Sitting Louie Begins

House sitting Louie begins with meeting this cute little cavoodle. He is a golden brown bundle of energy and just loves people. The welcome was full of lots of barking, jumping and wagging of his tail. We felt very loved and he bonded very quickly with us. As he is still a puppy there are traits, he has that most puppies have.

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The Stand

One he loves to chew on things, especially the table leg, tissues and twigs from the garden. With the latter two he spreads them all over the house 😊. He has some OCD’s that are quite funny. He will find socks if they are left on the floor even under other clothes, its like a 6th sense lol. Secondly, when hanging clothes on the line if you drop a peg, he is like a ballistic missile homed in on it and takes off with it.

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Shake

House sitting Louie has been a wonderful experience and we have fallen in love with this little munchkin. He is a such cute little character. He sleeps with us at night, sometimes migrating under the sheets for a while before getting too hot and exiting again. Louie just loves to play fetch with his toys and has this little way of letting you know he wants you to throw it (see video below).

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Louie playing with his ball

After he has played fetch and a bit of tug-o-war he then takes his position beside one of us on the couch for a nap. There is no way anyone could sneak into this house as Louie barks at every little noise that is not to his liking. Though he would lick them to death if they came in 😊. His has bonded with us very well and it will be a struggle to leave him.

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Please

House Sitting Louie Conclusion

While sitting in our hometown hasn’t had the attraction of being overseas it has still been a wonderful experience house sitting Louie. One we wouldn’t change for a minute and hope to do again. Beth has been an amazing host and has treated us as one of the family. For those from the northern hemisphere Australia is a perfect place to house sit and we would recommend you organise a house sit down under.   

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Andrew & Carolyn

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Currumbin Rock

Currumbin Rock

Currumbin Rock

Who doesn’t remember the 1983 anthem song, of America’s Cup challenger Australia II “I come from a land down under” by Men at Work? I remember watching them racing on TV, hearing the song blaring from the yacht as it headed out to race and again when they returned. As an Aussie born and bred, it still makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up thinking about it. Men at Work must have been ecstatic that, their song was blasting out to millions of views around the world. So why have I brought this up you may ask? In the foreground stands Currumbin Rock, silhouetted by beautifully coloured skies and the rising sun. As I position my camera for that perfect composition, I catch a glimpse of a yachts’ sails, billowing and the yacht gliding so gracefully across the ocean. BAM “I come from a land down under” starts playing in my mind.

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Photography is my passion as many of you know. However, you may not realise that there are times between composing, getting the right settings, focusing and capturing the shot. You have time to quietly think or just admire the amazing locations you are fortunate to be in. Currumbin Rock, I would say is one of my favourite locations to photograph. Whether it be capturing magnificent sunrises or spectacular sunsets. Currumbin Rock has it all, surrounded by the stunning beaches of Currumbin and Palm Beach. Furthermore, Currumbin Alley is situated here, a favourite for local surfers. All this plus having the backdrops of Surfers Paradise to the north and Coolangatta to the south. Therefore, you can imagine that Currumbin Rock is a magnet to not only photographers but surfers, swimmers, walkers, sightseers just to name a few.

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Currumbin Rock Location

For those wishing to visit this amazing location, whether from overseas or another state, Currumbin Rock is fairly easy to navigate to. It is situated on the Gold Coast, Queensland Australia. Approximately 18 kilometres south of Surfers Paradise and 6 kilometres north of the Gold Coast Airport. Currumbin Rock is at the northern end of Currumbin Beach and sits next to Currumbin Alley. There is a free carpark, also street parking but they fill very quickly especially in summer. Arriving early is the best way to guarantee a parking spot. This beach is patrolled by surf lifesavers, however, always take care and swim between the flags. There are cafes, restaurants, tables and toilet amenities along the beachfront street. In the event, you have kids or you are not comfortable in the ocean you can walk along the beach and into Currumbin Creek in five minutes where the water is calm.

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In the event, you wish to capture some dramatic photographs at Currumbin Rock I would make sure to have these items in your camera kit. Tripod, remote shutter release cable, touch and filters all worth having on hand. Additionally, bring some type of footwear because the rocks can be very sharp, jagged and slippery. Furthermore, I would suggest looking at the tides chart to know when sunrise and sunset occurs. Also, check if the tide is coming in or going out. I prefer it coming in as the waves crashing against the rocks give some spectacular formations. “However, take added precautions when setting up near the edge of the rocks as a rogue wave may knock you over or drag you into the ocean”. Most of all take time just to soak in the incredible scenery that surrounds this idyllic location.

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Take care

Andrew & Carolyn

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Find Your Flights

Skyscanner is a great tool for searching websites and airlines around the world to make sure you get the best available price possible.

Book Your Accommodation

Booking.com is our go to tool for booking hotels. It always gives us a large variety of hotels at great rates. We also use Airbnb as a wonderful alternative for those places you may want to go and live with the locals.

Always Get Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is a must and this is speaking from experience. Comprehensive protection will protect you against illness, injury, theft, accidents and cancellations. Just in case something goes wrong, heaven forbid. We never travel without it, having used it several times over the years. World Nomads have years of experience and knowledge to look after all your travel needs.

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Andrew and Graham

Andrew and Graham

Andrew and Graham

At our first ever house sit we had 2 cats, Graham and Brian. Well this one day he wanted nothing to do with me and was following Andrew everywhere until he got a scratch. So here is Andrew and Graham having a some time together. When Graham wanted a scratch you knew it.

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Andrew & Carolyn

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Home » Australia

Travel Tips

Find Your Flights

Skyscanner is a great tool for searching websites and airlines around the world to make sure you get the best available price possible.

Book Your Accommodation

Booking.com is our go to tool for booking hotels. It always gives us a large variety of hotels at great rates. We also use Airbnb as a wonderful alternative for those places you may want to go and live with the locals.

Always Get Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is a must and this is speaking from experience. Comprehensive protection will protect you against illness, injury, theft, accidents and cancellations. Just in case something goes wrong, heaven forbid. We never travel without it, having used it several times over the years. World Nomads have years of experience and knowledge to look after all your travel needs.

All images, photographs, and prints are exclusive property and may not be copied, downloaded, reproduced, transmitted, manipulated or used in any way without written permission of the photographer.
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Our First House Sit

Our First House Sit

It's Done.........

WE DID IT… our first house sit has been completed, and we survived. Even better so did the animals and house. Both of us went in feeling a little bit anxious, not knowing what to expect and whether we would succeed or fail. Knowing, if we failed, it may put our future world travel plans in doubt, so a lot was at stake. Driving towards our first house sit, I had mixed emotions ranging from trepidation to sheer excitement. Consciously starting a new chapter of our lives which, we had being thinking about and planning for several years.

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Rooster

Turning into the driveway of our first house sit, my heart was beating a little quicker. I could tell Carolyn was on edge, but all our concerns melted away when we met Sarah, Alistair and the pets. We introduced ourselves and it felt very comfortable, which was a great relief. We got to know the animals very quickly as they were eager to greet us and get to know us too.

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White Chicken

 

Let’s meet the Stars

Jazz

Was the first and was such a sweetie, a very affectionate and loving dog. She loved to be with us. Spending a lot of time on the couch next to me getting a pat. When I wasn’t patting her, she would look at me with this “please pat me eyes” … Jazz was like my shadow which was adorable and would follow me where ever I went outside. Running up to the bin, was a favourite past time for Jazz, and she would continually look back to see I was still coming. Once at the top, she would then, have a sniff around as I put the rubbish in the bin.

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Jazz the Sweetie

Graham

The grey cat, was a “cheeky boy” and loved being the centre of attention. Graham would let you know when he wanted to be scratched. He would make himself comfortable by prickling as cats do. But the problem was, we only had light shirts on. Hence it ended up being a painful experience for whom ever got the pleasure of his company. Resulting in us learning very quickly that we needed a protective go between. Lucky for us we had bought an old towel which worked perfectly. Being a very smart cat Graham learnt very quickly. As soon as we picked up the towel, he would come running. You had to be quick, and put on the towel, before he jumped on and started prickling. It was hilarious to watch.

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Graham the Cat

Brian

A ginger “aristocrat” had a lovely nature and would spend time wondering the property. However, he would then want, his time of affection with us, as well. Brian was a little gentler with his prickling. Brian settled very quickly, and would love getting up on your shoulder for a snuggle. I often found him out wandering with the chooks. Especially when I was up there feeding and watering them, he blended in like one of them. It was interesting when both Brian and Graham wanted to snuggle at the same time. They would both come, and one would have to head over to Carolyn or come over to me. Jazz and Scruff would come in wanting a pat as well it was very entertaining….

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Brian the Aristocat

Scruff

Such a “beautiful old soul” he is. Though he was unable to do much, he had such a loving nature. Scruff reminded me of that grandpa you would see in the movies. Sitting in a rocking chair gazing out into the open fields. Having a good yarn to spin with everyone that was around. He had his special place on the veranda. Every now and then Scruff would struggle to his feet and come in to see what was happening, and who was around. Greeted with “hey Scruff, how you going” ……. and a pat from us. Afterwards he slowly made his way back to his favourite spot on the veranda.

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Scruff the Royal

House Sit

It was such a wonderful experience. Albeit crazy sometimes when it was meal time, or they all wanted our attention at the same time. Nevertheless, we enjoyed it immensely and would sit for them again. Alistair and Sarah were such a lovely couple and provided us with detailed instructions of how the house ran. This made our time there very easy and enjoyable. They had a lovely home in a peaceful environment. Therefore, making it comfortable when it came time for us to do our work.

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Black Chicken

So, what started out to be an anxious and nervous experience into our first house and pet sitting assignment. Turned into a wonderful and most memorable time. Had we never decided to “change our lives so drastically” … and venture out of our comfort zone, we would never have had this amazing and pleasurable experience. We now know, that we can confidently follow our dream of traveling the world house and pet sitting. Looking forward to every new and exciting experience that is in store for us. Stay tuned and please like us on Facebook and follow our journey.

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Brown Chicken

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Take care

Andrew and Carolyn

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Travel Tips

Find Your Flights

Skyscanner is a great tool for searching websites and airlines around the world to make sure you get the best available price possible.

Book Your Accommodation

Booking.com is our go to tool for booking hotels. It always gives us a large variety of hotels at great rates. We also use Airbnb as a wonderful alternative for those places you may want to go and live with the locals.

Always Get Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is a must and this is speaking from experience. Comprehensive protection will protect you against illness, injury, theft, accidents and cancellations. Just in case something goes wrong, heaven forbid. We never travel without it, having used it several times over the years. World Nomads have years of experience and knowledge to look after all your travel needs.

All images, photographs, and prints are exclusive property and may not be copied, downloaded, reproduced, transmitted, manipulated or used in any way without written permission of the photographer.
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