@RadarInc Thank you for sharing. I hope you now get inspired to write again soon. I have a short attention span for reading (too much computer time, no doubt), and yet I hung in until the end of your blog post. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I run the gamut of overly cautious to believing something won’t happen to me, so I can relate. Your experience was a learning one for me … but most importantly I’ll remember another great reason to eat dark chocolate (even though I live only 188 m/618 ft above sea level ).
@RadarInc , what a harrowing experience you had. Thank you for writing about it as a warning to others. I agree with @Snowbird. Your article kept me riveted despite my typically short attention span these days. I hope you’re completely healed from the experience now!
I began a blog 2 years ago, adding photos of pets and houses with owners’permissions, comments by the owners (and the sitters as we need some when we go away)
Some owners refuse photos and even names of their pets to be published, anything that makes the location recognizable, although they are listed on THS.
On the other hand, (just thinking out loud) presumptive burglars may get a message that the property in question is never vacant, even when the occupants are holidaying
My blog is not public : i only give the link on my THS profile and to owners (some don’t even read profiles, only reviews), so burglars ?
What sounded strange once, was the owner did not want any name or photo of her 3 siamese cats, although all were visible on her advert on THS.
Logic has nothing to do sometimes… I turn the difficulty, using a nice cat in wood found in her kitchen ! Explaining on my blog I had to follow “orders” ! What a pity, one the 3 siamese was the most beautiful cat I had ever seen in my llife with his fluffy hair
I started a blog when we became ‘of no fixed abode’ so that friends and family know where we are and what we are up to - it also now acts as a great month-to-month diary for us to look back on - although I am usually a month or so behind!!
Looking good there my friend.
Since this post has been brought back once again in response to another query and I missed it the last two times, I’ll add ours here. We started a blog in 2016 when we began preparing for our nomadic journey. It’s meant to be a journal for us, family and friends, nothing commercial. I have a single page with house sitting info and all references. Other than that, house sitting isn’t the focus, it’s about travels. Wish I could transpose all my old trip photos and journals so we could have a complete collection of our traveling life through the years!
We are planning our travels from the end of Dec 23 to … we dont know yet !
We are with our two boys and will be documenting our experience by blogging as we found this was a good way to document our travels for friends and family last time round, however we are now developing the website so it is more useful for others to read for tips and advice etc
do others blog about their travels and or blog about the house sitting?
we are thinking that we would keep any house sitting out of the blog and just talk about the locations / city we were in
we have linked our blog to our profile as i dont think we are allowed to post it here!
Hi @edwardsfamilyUK - this was a thread from a while ago that you may find interesting
thank you @Colin for bringing up this great thread. @edwardsfamilyUK I have merged your post with this thread so that more of our members can easily find it as these posts are all on the same topic. Thank you for coming to the forum!
I wrote a blog post on what it’s like to pet sit in Correns, a small village in South-East France.
What it’s Like to Housesit in Correns, France
Let me know if you have any questiions!
Thank you @Csovig, @edwardsfamilyUK, and @lifephasenext for sharing your blogs! I kept a blog for a couple years, long ago (before pet sitting). I feel like blogs help enrich not only our immediate social circles, but also the world at large. At the very least, it helps these new AIs understand what we love!
We’ve got a new blog post about what it’s like to housesit in Yorkshire (Moors and Coast)
@Csovig Such a beautiful area to house sit. So many things to see and do. I have to agree, we also love the Magpie Cafe!
We loved it!
Nice blog. I grew up in York and for a time as a kid my parents had a static holiday caravan just outside Whitby so I know how beautiful this part of the world is! The little fishing villages like Robin Hoods Bay and Runswicks Bay going the other way are great little places and then you’ve got the moors!
Thanks! We were advised to go to Robin Hood bay …. Just never got the chance. What a great place to holiday!
Thanks for posting it, @Csovig ! Your pictures are gorgeous.