House Sitting Witley

House Sitting Witley

House Sitting Witley

Hedges stand high over the well-worn lane. Sunlight pushing through the tightly knit leaves. Behind, lays acres of rolling farmland covered by green fields tended by grazing animals. A far cry from the dusty parched sun burnt outback of our homeland Australia. Manoeuvring through the tight laneways and blind curves we head towards our next adventure, house sitting Witley.

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What will this new phase bring? Our house sit is positioned in the farmlands of Worcestershire near the hamlet of Little Witley. Approximately 15 kilometres north-west from Worcester. Our abode for the next three weeks is a converted barn, with modern amenities, an abundance of rural views and two lovely dogs. Graciously our homeowner Denise has invited us two days early so she can show us the routines of Ruby and Willow. Denise also to give us a tour of the local area and attractions.

House Sitting Witley Ruby and Willow

Ruby is a Bedlington Terrier with a loving nature, she adores people. Bonding with us straight away, which was really nice. She loves having her belly scratched and would give us a big hug every morning when we came down stairs.

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Ruby has a funny little ritual when it comes to eating her food. Taking her first three bites away from her plate to chew and then after the her third trip she would then eat the rest from her bowl. Living in a rural setting Ruby has plenty of space to explore, play and try catching the rats living under the trees. House sitting Witley also afforded us some wonderful walking locations. Shrawley Woods was a favourite for Ruby and Willow, allowing them to chase each other and have fun exploring the woods.

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Sometimes, Ruby would disappear for a while and we knew we could find her in our room at the window bathing in the warm sunlight. Likewise, Willow would more than likely be laying at the same window soaking up the warmth. Willow is a Whippet that is quite timid having been adopted by Denise. Like a lot of rescue dogs she was friendly, but still a little timid.

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However, after a few days she became a completely different dog. Willow loved being petted and was like a lap dog getting up on our laps as much as she could. When we would go on our walks, once she was off her lead she would run like the wind. Boy could she run, exploring the local fields and chasing the ball was her favourite past time. However both Ruby and Willow loved to sleep.

House Sitting Witley Sightseeing

House sitting Witley, gave us the opportunity to do some sightseeing. Denise graciously loaned us her car. Thus, we were able to take the dogs on some wonderful days out to explore the country side. One such trip was to Wales to see the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in the town of Llangollen.

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Canal boats use the aqueduct to navigate across a wide valley. Both Ruby and Willow had a great time walking along the canal.

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We also visited Malvern twice, once we walked up Malvern Hill with lovely views of the surrounding country side. Albeit, the haze limited how far we could see. The second was for lunch at The Nag’s Head Pub with some friends. House sitting Witley was a wonderful time , spent with to wonderful dogs Ruby and Willow. Still miss my morning hugs with them.

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House Sitting Easingwold

House Sitting Easingwold

House Sitting Easingwold

As we navigate our way through the outskirts of York, the scenery morphs from suburbia to Yorkshire countryside. The houses replaced by rolling countryside dotted with grazing animals. The wind howls cutting through with icy abandonment. The likelihood of rain hovers as we arrive to begin house sitting Easingwold. Ahead lies a relatively short stay with a lovely old English chap named Eric. Whom will provide us company while Helen his owner relaxes in the Italian Alps. Easingwold is a quaint English village located 21 kilometres north of the city of York.

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Our Abode

While Easingwold is surrounded by modern homes the village centre is steeped in English history. The New Inn is not as the name would apply having been a coach stop in the 19th century. Filled with character and charm from times past.

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The New Inn

The Georgian town square is surrounded by cosy cafes, tasty eating venues and a sweet ice cream shop. But our favourite place was on the main street called Morning Coffee Afternoon Tea. But house sitting Easingwold was all about Eric, a Border Terrier. Eric was such a beautiful soul, his age was defined by his zest for life. While, he loved to stay snuggled up in the chair or on the floor near the gas fired heater, he found youthful energy when it came time for his walks.

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Eric Relaxing

Though the years had curbed the amount he was able to do. What he did, he did it with vigour. When it came time to relax, he loved his belly being scratched. Another fun little quirk was the stares he would give us, if only animals could talk and give us an insight to what they were thinking.

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Eric and his stare

House Sitting Easingwold was Relaxing

Overall, our time house sitting Easingwold was very chilled, we had time just to spend soaking up the atmosphere that is Easingwold. Coffees in our favourite Café, which Eric would head towards anytime we walk past the entrance.

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The Neighbourhood

Enjoying our strolls through the village and surrounding streets. Albeit, only a short stay we had an amazing time with Eric. House sitting Easingwold will be remembered with fondness and Great Coffee 😊!!!

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Easingwold Village Square

If you would like to venture into the world of house and pet sitting, but not sure how to get started. We have you covered, go to our “Mentorship Academy” and we will show you how. Everything you need to know to complete your first house sit. So, don’t wait, head there now and experience the lifestyle that is house and pet sitting.

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House Sitting Oxford

House Sitting Oxford

House Sitting Oxford

Rugged up try and keep the cold from permeating the layers of our clothing. We sit, coffee in hand waiting for the next chapter to unfold. Wind blowing, we cast our eyes towards the tracks hoping our train will arrive soon so as to escape the chill on Worcester station. With Ruby and Willow still at the forefront of our thoughts we step onto the train as the warmth encompasses our bodies. Now the clickity-clack of the wheels reverberating through the train we turn our attention to house sitting Oxford. Ahead lies a short stay with Tara, Phoebe, some ducks and chooks. Located at the end of a gorgeous lane way sits a country cottage oozing with character. Behind the gates hides a lovely English garden albeit still in its winter coat. House sitting Oxford should be a cosy relaxing time spent with some lovely animals.

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House Sitting Oxford – Tara, Phoebe and the Domesticated Fowl

Tara is an older, deaf Lab but with an amazingly sweet nature. She loves to be hugged and reciprocates in kind. Though not as agile as she once was, she still has the gumption to run as though a puppy. The large rural backyard is her playground, which she explores with vigour. Come walk time you would think she was a puppy again, she just loves to get out into nature. However, when she is within the confines of the cottage she loves to curl up on her rug and sleep. Phoebe a black and white cat while not as visible as Tara, could be found curled up in her favourite spot above the stairs. Although, less social than Tara she did visit Carolyn’s lap for the occasional smooch and scratch. Come feeding time they both would make their presence known.

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House sitting Oxford also came with a new animal to care for ones we hadn’t sat with before. Ducks!!! As we would find out there was little difference between caring for ducks and chickens. Though not personal like Tara and Phoebe, they did have their own quirky nature. At times they would be curious of what I was up to on the outside of their pen. However, once I was inside the pen it was “run for the hills” 😊, as too the chooks. Having never grown up with chocks or ducks (although Carolyn did) a great perk was fresh eggs. What a difference in taste, fresh eggs have over store-bought eggs. Overall our first adventure with ducks was a positive experience.

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House Sitting Oxford Homeowners

Besides the array of animals that were in attendance, there were the lovely homeowners Jennie and Chris. They graciously picked us up from the hotel we were staying at. Welcomed us into their home with open arms and made us a very tasty cake 😊. Also, they gave us the grand tour and explained everything we needed to know for our stay. We had a lovely chat getting to know them before they had to leave on their well-earned break.

Overall, we had a wonderful time house sitting Oxford. While making new friends in Jennie and Chris but also spending amazing time with Tara, Phoebe, ducks and chickens. 

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Find Your Flights

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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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Morning Coffee Afternoon Tea Review

Morning Coffee Afternoon Tea Review

Morning Coffee Afternnon Tea Review

For those that love morning coffee afternoon tea, we do too!!! Travelling around the world we have been fortunate to patronise many cafes, drinking lots of coffee.  In fact, cafes are probably the number one places we have frequented in our travels. On the whole, we haven’t discovered too many places where we have really enjoyed the coffee, till now. Overall, we have found the coffee has been bitter, too strong or weak or just doesn’t taste good. So, to our great surprise in a small village north of York UK, we have unearthed a perfect little café. Having now dropped in on this cafe twice in a week we can honestly say that it is the best café we have been too. So, what makes this café so great in our eyes you may ask?

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That’s a good question, which hopefully, I can shed some light on for you. Morning Coffee Afternoon Teacafé is situated in the lovely country village of Easingwold in Yorkshire. Entering the café, you get a sense of home radiating through the place. The aromas of freshly prepared food and coffee fill every nook of the café. We are greeted warmly by our host as we take a seat to peruse the menu. Having asked some questions about the menu, we order two caramel lattes and two egg and bacon rolls. Now, we relax in our big comfortable chairs and watch the world go by through the big windows. Before long we are presented with our caramel lattes, the coffee fragrance wafting upwards tantalizing our olfactory sensors. Followed closely by our egg and bacon rolls, that round off the bouquet of amazing food scents.

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The Holy Grail of Coffee

Raising the glass to my mouth I pick up the aromatic smell of the coffee blended with the sweet perfume of caramel. Taking that first sip, bliss fills my being. The smooth roasted coffee coupled with the sweet blend of caramel caress my taste buds. As the golden liquid descends to my core the thoughts of the next sip itch my mind. Coffee addicts know what I mean, right!!! 😊 The itch that can only be scratched by that next wonderful mouthful of coffee. Turning to the egg and bacon that sits between a soft white roll catches my eye. Albeit, I am taken away from my coffee I take the roll between my hands and take that first initial bite. Love envelops my taste buds, they are torn between roll or coffee. Hence, I have to share the love from coffee to roll and back.

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Ok, so I may be over dramatizing a little, but the fact is the coffee and the bacon and egg roll were delicious and worthy of a post. Also, the service was excellent the staff were very friendly and courteous. Our bill was £12 which we believe is brilliant compared to what we have paid at other cafes. The ambience was lovely and our overall experience was wonderful. We enjoyed it so much we have been back already and intend to go once more before we leave Easingwold. On our second visit, we had lattes again, also a BLT sandwich and Chicken and mayo sandwich. Both were lovely and this bill was only £11. If you ever visit Easingwold UK we highly recommend stopping in and having a bite to eat and a coffee. 5 stars from us 😊.

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Morning Coffee Afternoon Tea Details

Address: 97 Long St, Easingwold, York YO61 3HY
Phone: 07375 035333
Website: mc-at.co.uk

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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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Queens Fish and Chip Bar Droitwich

Queens Fish and Chip Bar Droitwich

Queens Fish and Chip Bar Droitwich UK

Coming to the UK we had been told about the amazing fish and chips that were available. Hence, we were eager to try some having been away from home for over three months. However, after numerous attempts, we started to believe finding a shop that sold great fish and chips in the UK may be just a myth. Eventually, we came across Queens Fish and Chip Bar in Droitwich Spa. Finally, we had found a shop that served great fish and chips.

Upon entering there was a line up to order which is always a good sign of decent food. We had decided to order fish and chips also some potatoes scollops and scampi. The guys that served us were very nice and had a joke with us. Even though it was busy it didn’t take too long for our order to come to our table. We were very surprised at the quality of the food and the portion size. The fish was very tasty, lovely batter and fish soft and flaky. The chips were cooked perfectly and tasty beautiful as were the potato scallops and scampi. We had actually ordered way too much food, we should have just ordered the fish and chips to share between the two of us.

Fish and Chips

As we ate we had a great conversation with the guys behind the counter about our travels and how good the food was. The price was not too bad, but if we hadn’t of over-ordered then it was a reasonably priced meal. That was my fault 😊 my eyes are bigger than my stomach (just, lol). We enjoyed it so much we came back for another meal, this time just ordering the fish and chips and sharing it.

I would highly recommend having a meal here if you are ever around the area, you won’t be disappointed. If we ever come back to Droitwich we will definitely stop in and get the fish and chips. Thanks, guys we really enjoyed the food and conversation. Below are their details.

Address:

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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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House Sitting Cassie

House Sitting Cassie

House Sitting Cassie

Border Collies, English Setters, Whippets, Jack Russells are just a few of the dog breeds we have had the privilege to care for. However, of all the dog breeds one sits atop of the bunch as my favourite breed. Having had three of them over the years, I have been looking forward to the day we got to house sit one. Thus, as we head towards Gloucester, I will finally get my wish. House Sitting Cassie has been booked in for several months and as the train pulls into the station the time is fast approaching meeting her. Gathering our suitcases, we head for the exit to meet our Home Owners. We are greeted warmly by Steve and Catherine and exchange pleasantries as we head towards their car. Ahead lies a ten minute journey to see Cassie, and where we will be living for the next 3 weeks.

Pulling away from the station, Steve and Catherine point out some places in Gloucester we can visit during our stay. Also, showing us the closest shopping centre and Chinese restaurant. Driving through the narrow lane ways, we get a sense of the surrounds that will be ours. In reality, we have found roads narrower all over England, especially in rural areas. As the hedges that encroach the lane disappears, we are introduced to the cottage, that will house us during our stay. The cottage sits within fields of farming land, idyllic and peaceful. Modern from the outside and full of the mod cons inside. Pulling in we get ready to meet the girl of the hour. Steve opens the door, I expect to hear the tell-tale signs of Cassie. But nothing is heard. It is not until we open the kitchen door we hear and see her.

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Meeting Cassie

House sitting Cassie the German Shepherd begins with the meet and greet. Cassie has been trained that no fuss would be made of her when people arrive. In fact, she has that down pat. However, she is still an adolescent thus gets very excited when she meets us. After the initial hype, she settles down and now just wants all of our attention and pats. Cassie is a beautiful looking shepherd and over the course of our stay we get to see her lovely personality mixed in with her puppy side. As with all puppies, she is very playful and loves to chase her ball, stick or whatever we throw for her. Tug-o-war is another favourite of hers and boy does she get into it, growls, shakes her head and pulls like a mallee bull. Lots of fun and we both have a great time.

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As a result of walking her twice a day, I quickly remember that I am getting older as my muscles feel every pull from Cassie’s youthfulness. Once we are out in the fields I let her off the lead and away she goes, without a care in the world. But, she constantly stops and turns around to see I am still following. It’s so nice to see that even though we are new to her she is watching out for me. Once, while playing on our walk in the field, l laid flat on the ground as she wasn’t watching me. On her next turn to check on me, she couldn’t see me, but I could see her. She came racing to see where I was and once she found me licked me to death as I cuddled her. Memories of my German Shepherd “Emma” come rushing back to me.

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Taming the Puppy

In fact, by the time we have nearly returned to the house from our walk, has she stopped dragging me along 😊. However, cleaning the mud off her when we get back is a fun little dance. I can understand her point of view as the water was cold, but being clean was our major objective. Once hosed off I would say shake and she would, so cute. Now inside, the puppy has been tamed and she finds a nice warm and cosy spot to fade into La La land. House sitting Cassie reminds me of our three German Sherpherds, Cassie, Emma and Kirra. Although she is still going through the puppy stage she is a very loving, loyal and affectionate dog. I have had an awesome time with her, though my body may not agree as much 😊.

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My love for German Shepherds is still as strong as ever, but our journey in the house sitting realms has broadened my horizons to other amazing breeds of dogs. Breeds I hadn’t even heard off or had the pleasure to get to know. All with their own amazing personalities and quirks. It truly is a special period in our lives to share with these remarkable animals. House sitting Cassie has been a pleasure and we thank Steve and Catherine for the time we had with her.

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House Sitting

If you are interested in House Sitting we can assure you it’s a wonderful way to travel. In fact, our way of life, via house sitting is truly spectacular. If you enjoyed this, please take a moment and read our other post from house sits we have completed.

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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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