I’m Elsie, a proud loud Scottish lady who travels with an equally nutty English gentleman. We have been house sitters for over three years now. At first we used it to see some of the interiors of the countries we were visiting while sailing round the Atlantic. Now we are full timers with a little flat as a back up in the south of England.
I love all (well I’m not too keen on snakes and spiders) animals and love this life we have chosen. The animals and people we have met are out of this world. My only concern is as I get older will it be harder to be accepted for the rural sits with energetic animals that we prefer. We walk at least 5 miles a day and eat healthily but sometimes older people are judged by that number that haunts them. …I will hopefully keep going until my body or mind gives up then our plan is to book into a nursing home and cause havoc! Anyone remember the TV series Waiting for God, that’s us.
It is great to connect to other sitters, young and old, and read about their views and experiences. I can definitely say we have been so lucky compared to some of the people on here. I envy the younger members, if only THS had been around 40 years ago. My life would have been so different. But thinking about it, the technology wasn’t there to support work on the move. Can you imagine travelling with the huge towers computers had in those days?
Well I have introduced myself. If anyone fancies a read about our nomadic life on the ocean waves our blog is