Make sure the garden and pot plants are thriving when you get back - get a house sitter.
I live in Jersey with my partner Raymonde who is French, we are both retired.
Over the past 5 years we have lived in France and have looked after many properties using the Nomador web site, we have looked after cats, dogs hens, rabbits, horses and fish.
We are able to take care of swimming pools.
We enjoy gardening and looking after flowers and vegtables..
We are both non-smokers.
We have recently returned to Jersey and are now keen to start home sitting in the UK.