We are a semi-retired couple from New Zealand who have lived and worked in the UK for a number of years. Now based back in New Zealand, we're spending some time in the UK on an extended holiday, immersing ourselves in local life to see if we'd like to make the move back. We are an active couple, living on a kiwifruit and avocado orchard in the Bay of Plenty. In the past we have owned dogs and a cat, but at the moment just chickens and sheep.
We are both ex NZ Army with more than a 20 year connection with the services in NZ and abroad. The military played a big part in our early lives and instilled a number of disciplines which remain part of our DNA. After leaving the Army, Rhys went onto to work for the Government of Canada in NZ and overseas, whilst Celia absorbed her time working in the medical and chemical laboratory field and raising our two children. On finishing their education and university studies, our son and daughter 'flew the nest' and have subsequently made successful careers for themselves in Australia and the UK and provided us with four delightful grandchildren to enjoy! Now it's our turn to fly!
We'd love to be entrusted to care for your home and your pets (if you have any) while you enjoy your holiday. We are keen gardeners and handy with a lawn mower. We'd treat your property as if it was our own, can send you updates on how your pets are doing, and be your eyes and ears while you are away.