We are Wendy and Tony from Australia. Returning home to the Gold Coast, Queensland in late 2018, after living permanently in France for 3 years, the need to return is stronger than ever.
During our time living in France we purchased a house in the small Vendee village of Sigournais, which we renovated into a small Bed & Breakfast. We operated our b&b until we had to return to Australia for family reasons.
We have travelled to various countries in Europe and Asia on many occasions, as well as mainland America and Hawaii. We have also participated with several home exchanges. We love the feel, vibe and friendships that travel offers. Having completed Workaways at various locations in France, caretaking homes and business’ prior to buying our house.
We have completed 2 house house sits, for the same people in Montreuil Bellay, 15 minutes south of Saumur, on the Loire river France, looking after 4 cats with very different personalities. We have also house sat two lovely dogs in Clapham/ London for two weeks over Xmas & new year. Through word of mouth, we completed 2 more house / pet sits for the same people looking after their elderly family cat, also in Montreuil Bellay.
Having, ourselves been pet owners of cats and various breeds of dogs, sadly we no longer have any pets of our own. Although we no longer have pets of our own, we thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to look after other people’s pets.
Being in our early 60’s, and still working, we believe the time is again right to follow our passion to participate and appreciate other cultures in a more permanent way. I currently work in the Aged Care sector as a Facility maintenance Officer and Wendy works in Retail and Administration.
As the world opens up again, we too are looking to return to our spiritual home of France.
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