So I've been very quiet on the blogging front for over a week not lazy just been SO busy moving between sits and entertaining a visitor … well trying to anyway and what a good job she's my D2 (daughter #2) as she was left to her own devices on more than one occasion. Sophie and I did manage some special time together visiting Mijas Pueblo, Puerto Banus, Marbella and Benalmadena Pueblo. She didn't get her to paella or tapas unfortunately, at this time of year so many restaurants are closed or only open for limited hours, all the recommended eateries included. Sophie is a real traveler and loves to embrace everything about the places she visits, especially the food on this occasion she journeyed to Spain only to have roast beef and Yorkshire pudding! Some great home cooked fayre as well and I introduced her to her now fav. Salad, watermelon, cucumber, feta cheese, mint and a fabulous dressing of any flavoured vinegar. She helped John clean the pool, looked after Lucky for a day, got a light tan, visited the smallest chocolate factory in the world and generally chilled …....... next time we'll get you Paella Sophie!
House sitting is our chosen travel lifestyle and yes we love it but as with everything in life it does have it's drawbacks the main and only one I can think of right now, moving from one assignment to the next. Being a clean and tidy “freak” something, John and I have in common, every home we leave is always in an even better condition that when we arrived, if that's at all possible:) Not only are we fastidiously clean and tidy during our stay but always carry out a major “spring clean” when we leave and depending on the size of property I can either be slightly tired or completely exhausted … the latter applies at the moment, hence no blogging!
The home we looked for six months in Benalmadena Pueblo, here in Spain was lovely, a very large bright and modern villa overlooking the Med with amazing views of the North African coast and Gibraltar we had highs and some very lows, but that's life whether house sitting or not, it's never all one or the other. Our home owner returned on Saturday to a sparkling home, full fridge and fresh flowers …. we aim to please and by all accounts and references we certainly do!
John and I are now settled in our next assignment in Mijas Pueblo looking after Lucky a sweet and loving rescue dog. It never ceases to amaze me just how forgiving animals are, humans can learn so much if we only open our hearts and minds. Lucky was found by her owners abandoned, emaciated, and nursing her eleven puppies. Whilst she was skin and bone her pups were healthy, chubby and well, a young but brilliant Mum. A rescue centre found homes for all her offspring and our current home owners adopted her, calling her Lucky although I think they were the “lucky” ones, she is absolutely adorable, a special soul ….... if only she could talk!