Professional House-sitters of Long Standing

About Sitter:

Hello there, We are retired and are back in the UK from Australia - where we lived for many years, although we are Aussie Citizens. We returned to the UK in February 2008 to care for my father-in-law as my mother-in-law had passed away. The stay in the UK was to be until dad passed which he did in April 2011.......just as I was being diagnosed with cancer and therefore for health reasons and treatment, we had to remain.

We owned a house in a lovely little mid-Wales village from 2010 to 2018, not far from the English/Welsh border until the latter end of April 2018, when we sold, and bought a property in Lancashire (where I am from originally) so I could be near my sister and brother.

So (long story short) we had to defer our house-sits and return to Australia for several years so that I could undergo chemo and subsequent treatment. I can tell you that the start of 2015 to September 2016 was hard. But I came through it all and am happy to be back on track. Life is good. We are planning to return to Australia and Tasmania in particular, as we lived there from 2000 to 2002, prior to which we lived in Perth where we had a property in Mundaring and I worked for Centrelink whilst Roger worked for a transport company.

Our plan is to return to Tasmania and purchase a property but possibly find a fairly long-term house-sit whilst looking for our home. We couldn't think of anything better than to care for someone's pets and property and at the same time, be seeking a place of our own.

Our previous career posts include ex- Diplomatic Staff (having worked for the Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand in Wellington), many years spent in the Hotel Trade - both in the UK and internationally - travelling world-wide (Roger as Executive Chef and myself as Maitre'De), the Merchant Navy, running Youth Hostels and latterly the Legal Profession.

We are non-smokers, enjoy the occasional glass of wine, love music, rambling and adore reading. Rodge is also a keen angler and although I'm the writer in the family,

Roger has written a book of short stories which are excellent and which are being illustrated at the moment. I have been writing for over 50 years now, and dedicated all the proceeds of my children's book (which I wrote 26 years ago and which I had published in to the Lingen Davies Cancer Centre at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. I felt I had to give something back, for all the love and support I and all my fellow patients were given, when we were undergoing treatment.

I have actually written a poem which I know would make a fantastic song, and have been trying to get someone to put music to my words, or someone who - with a very deep, quiet voice - could recite it to music. I have a guitar but it and I have trouble 'bonding' because I don't read music so do not understand the chords.

We're not bad at gardening, but we are sensational at reticulation and lawn mowing. We excel at property maintenance too! We are good with pets and don't mind looking after both cats and dogs, as long as they are friendly and cuddleable hahaha!

In summary; we do appreciate that if we ourselves were seeking house-sitters for our own lovely property we would consider someone like us, because we have respect and understanding of other people's needs and expectations.

Please contact us if you are interested in our application and we sound like the people you are looking for. We feel that we can provide a quality house-sit service to you. Excellent referees, references & Police Clearance can be provided.

Regards, looking forward to hearing from you.

Pat & Roger

Since Jan 2020
  • House Sitter Name: Patricia
  • Are You: Couple
  • Region:
  • Location: Launceston, Mole Creek, Hobart, Longford, Georgetown, Beauty Point
  • Preferred Location: Launceston, Mole Creek, Hobart, Longford, Georgetown, Beauty Point