Make sure the garden and pot plants are thriving when you get back - get a house sitter.
56, ex sports teacher
61, ex French teacher
We are a fit and healthy mature couple who have been happily married for 33 years and have two grown up children (30 & 27). We both worked (together), as teachers (DBS checked) in an independent preparatory school.
Alison started her career as a nurse but, for the last 16 years of her working life, has been a swimming teacher to children aged 3 - 13. She was a qualified lifeguard and also taught other sports to the girls in our school.
Romy worked as Head of French and coached sports to the boys and girls.
We took 'early retirement' in April 2017 to begin our new 'alternative lifestyle'!
We both like travelling, socialising and meeting new friends.
Alison loves being with children and/or animals, knitting, sewing and other crafts.
Romy particularly like cycling, walking and sport in general but rugby is his favourite. He also love animals, reading, good food and a variety of music.
We are both practical, tidy and organised people who would take pleasure in looking after your home to a high standard and care for your animals as if they were our own.
Since April 2017, we have been members of the Workaway organisation and have thoroughly enjoyed this type of voluntary work; this has involved looking after a Spanish smallholding (complete with horses, donkey, dogs and cats) for 5 months and assisting on a Somerset campsite as residential wardens.
Alison and Romy.