Reliable, honest, caring house sitters - 5 years
63, Retired secretary/teacher
64, Retired Refinery Operations
Hello, and thank you for reading our profile. If you need a sitter and you think we fit the bill please do get in touch, we reply quickly and are very organised.
We're almost in our 6th year of house sitting and it is everything we thought it might be and more. We have made some lovely friends, looked after many fabulous pets, stayed in many fabulous, varied comfortable homes and visited many new parts of the uk.
We are good, realiable sitters and thoroughly enjoy our sitting experiences - all different but equally rewarding.
We are an honest, friendly, caring retired couple married for 42 years with 2 grown-up children who have now flown the nest. Our son lives in London and our daughter in Cheshire. Three years ago we became grandparents to a gorgeous little boy Albie (3) and his baby sister Matilda (1) who have stolen our hearts :-D and caused us to move from my home town of Grimsby, Lincolnshire to Nantwich, Cheshire. Patrick is from Semington, Wiltshire.
We love to see new places and have travelled abroad extensively but we realised we had not visited so many areas of the U.K. And there are still lots of places we have never been to :-)
We are non-smokers and occasional drinkers. Both active, we love walking and gardening (had 2 allotments til recently) and spending time with our family and friends.
Our cat Mitzi died 7 years ago age 15 but in the past we've kept hamsters, rabbits, cats a dog and, for a few years, until recently, had 8 hens and a few fish in an aquaponics unit we set up. We have had a lot of animals over the years as our daughter wanted to be a vet from age 7 - a dream she later realised and has now gone on to teach veterinary at university. We can call on her and her husband's (also a vet) expertise if we have a problem. We are beekeepers, a hobby we took up on retirement 9 years ago.
We are happy to keep in touch with you over Skype or send WhatsApp etc photos/videos to reassure you all is well whilst you are away; we find pet owners appreciate the peace of mind this contact provides.
If your houseplants need watering and some tlc we would be happy to look after them for you too, it is fair to say I (Julie) have a very keen interest in houseplants.
We have had excellent testimonials from ALL of our sits and very often we are asked back to do further sits.
We look forward to meeting you and caring for your home and pets.
Julie & Patrick