There is nothing more secure than having people at home while you're away. Get a house sitter.
Single, mature woman recently returned to UK after living in France for almost 20 years.
Ideally I would prefer longer term housesits.
I lived in rural Normandy with no close neighbours so rural properties are no problem for me.
Whilst in France I started my own business selling handmade jewellery, garden decorations - crystal suncatchers, wind chimes at markets and craft fairs in France.
As I work from home, I shall be continuing this in the UK.
Languages - I am currently studying Spanish
Dollshouse miniatures which I make and sell online and at miniature fairs that I have attended in Paris and the UK