Make sure the garden and pot plants are thriving when you get back - get a house sitter.
I am pretty fit and healthy for my age and regularly go for long walks, swim and cycle. I lost my other half to cancer ten years ago, have my own house and am house trained. I regularly look after a friend's property in the Dandenongs (Vic) and their dog and have looked after places in the UK when the owners have been away. Am a non-smoker and very moderate drinker. As much as I like Tasmania (having retired here) it is good to get away once or twice a year.