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September 2016 For the next four weeks we are based in Hawkchurch, Dorset – however we have been told if we go into a local paddock, we can keep one leg in Dorset, put the other leg in Devon and …

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1st-3rd September2016 Two days before we need to be in Lyme Regis, we drove back to Solihull to have one “final crack” at our bags for the next 6 months and for our trip back to New Zealand. The route …

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Heathfield – August 2016 Our housesit for the remainder of August is in the modern village of Heathfield in East Sussex looking after older dogs – Echo (Lab) and Whisper (Lercher) while Miriam heads to Italy for a wedding. While …

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Lodsworth – August 2016 This week we are looking after two older cats – Suki and Bella, in a beautiful village called Lodsworth, home to the artist of Winnie the Pooh and Wind in the Willows. Lodsworth was a farming …

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The Village of Lodsworth was home (and now he is buried there) to EH Shepard... more
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thanks Mum, yes we are enjoying getting off the beaten track and seeing places... more

London – 14th-16th August 2016

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London We arrived at 7.30am into Birmingham from Ireland with no passport control in either country! Breakfast was the first item on arrival and a chat with some of the family before we arrived at Nige’s to collect the car …

 

Ireland Interlude – 9th-13th August

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Ireland Another catch up with Maura’s cousin Anne in Solihull this morning where Anne passed on a small heirloom cup belonging to Maura’s maternal grandmother. Our flight to Dublin was at 3pm – £10 each one way (thanks Ryanair) so …

 

Farewell Cotswolds (for now)

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Worcester and Alcester – Sunday 7th August 2016 Today we farewelled our Stroud housesit as Jer and Janice ( a great couple) returned from their Florida vacation to the happy greeting of Murph, Jack and Buddy. We have enjoyed our …

 

Falcons, Symonds Yat and Wales

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Newent, Symonds Yat, Chetstow Castle (Wales) – Friday 5/08/2016 Today we planned to do a circular trip to Newent, Symonds Yat and Chepstow, this would take us 30km northwest past Gloucester to Newent where we wanted to go to the …

 

The Romans, Fossils and Hidden Jewel

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Cirencester 3rd August 2016 The last few days had been the English summer we remembered – wet, windy and low temperatures. It gave us the opportunity to put in some TESOL study hours and Maura to get a haircut with …

 

Cotswolds Village Tour

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Cotswolds Village Tour Thursday 28 July 2016 Today we decided to head into the heart of the Cotswolds to visit the very interestingly named villages of Bourton-on-the-Water, Lower Slaughter, Upper Slaughter and Stow-on-the-Wold. We were going to wait for better weather …