57, Public Servant
58, Semi Retired/Small Business Owner
We enjoy moving around exploring new environments. We also enjoy helping people travel and love meeting all the different pets.
We have lived in Adelaide (as uni students - a while ago!), a remote Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory (as teachers) ,a five acre rural plot on the outskirts of Darwin (as small business operators), London (as teachers), several suburbs in Sydney (as public servants) and an RV in the USA for eight months (as travellers and explorers).
We both have degrees (Bachelor of Education) and for many years we taught children in a range of different educational school contexts - primary schools, secondary schools, and adults in TAFE and private colleges.
We don't have any pets at the moment because we live in an apartment in Sydney but while living in the Northern Territory, we owned a five acre property where we had a beautiful dingo/Labrador dog called 'Streak' and a feisty wallaby called 'Tumbleweed.'
In Sydney, we've lived in a variety of different types of accommodation - an apartment in Glebe with views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, a three story house in Annandale and a heritage listed house in Haberfield, where we had Bella, our sleek, affectionate silver tabby cat.
We have also lived in a 40 foot RV travelling through the USA. Livin' the life! This was a wonderful experience where we met so many people with so many stories to tell. It truly enriched our lives. We started in LA, headed north to the Yellowstone National Park, dipped our feet in the head waters of the mighty Mississippi River right up North, headed east to be in Vermont in the Fall and reached the east coast at Maine. Then we travelled down the East Coast to the southern tip - Key West before heading west again. Our mobile home was good to us.
After this journey, we came back to Sydney so that our daughter could finish high school. She is now at University and is making her own tracks in life. I work for the Australian Government. Alan trades shares and commodities. He runs our own investment business. He works online, so he is able to work from 'anywhere' which is ideal for a house sit as he is home during the day to keep your home safe and pat the animals.
Our grand plan (in 2020) is to buy a live aboard motor yacht in the USA and enrich our lives with days of exploration coupled with the tranquility and freedom the lifestyle brings.
We are very ethical people and if you choose us to take care of your home and/or your beloved pets you can be sure that we will treat your home with respect and care for your pets as we would our own.
We have excellent references as house sitters and the owners who have entrusted us with their homes are more than happy to talk to you about us.
We hope you like our story and we look forward to helping you to 'get away' assured that you have reliable sitters in your home.
Kathryn and Alan