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LaurieJen Care

61, Teacher (Retired)

66, Builder (Retired)

Hi All,
Just a quick introduction of who the Humphreys are:
Laurie and Jenny, we are Australians born and bred. We have raised three children of our own, and for the last 10 years, it has been just the two of us again. So, with the support of family and friends, we have spent seven years (from Dec 2010-till Jan 2018) in Africa as volunteers. Three and a half years in Zimbabwe working with orphan and abandoned children and the last three and a half in South Africa working in a Mission School. Jenny's former training as an Early Childhood Teacher and Laurie's as a builder has allowed us to help in the development of resources and the African Children themselves. This has been a very rewarding time and also times of frustration as cultural differences and acceptable practices co-exist.
As this time has now come to an end we believe we have learnt a lot and experienced the gift of friendship and the joys and strengths gained with sharing one's life with others outside of a paid job situation.
So, we will be back home in Australia in early January 2018 and looking forward to new adventures.
We have always been an animal loving family and have missed not having a pet while overseas. We are ready to unleash all that love when and where we can .
We have been married for forty-one years and hold a high standard of moral conduct making us honest and trustworthy and holding a high regard for others and their property.
. We are non smokers or drinkers as this is our own personal life style, so you won't need to lock away those special bottles of whatever just in case temptation should strike.!!
We are both active and like to keep busy. Jenny loves gardening and Laurie does the practical as well as the heavy work.
Jenny is a people person, Laurie is more work orientated but is slowing down(a little bit!) the older he gets.
We are based on the Sunshine coast in sunny Queensland but are prepared to travel.

Reviews (6)
No rating Jenny and Laurie house-sat for us for a period of three weeks in June 2018. They are a wonderful friendly down-to-earth couple whose love of animals is obvious. Our dog, 2 cats and 3 chickens were looked after with care and diligence ie spoilt rotten. Our house, plants and pool received the same treatment. Jen very considerately kept in touch with photos and updates during our absence. While Jen is fastidious about house and plants, Laurie is the ultimate handyman. In fact, as a qualified ... MORE
ANNE (Nambour QLD, Jun 2018 - 2 weeks 5 days)
No rating Jenny and Laurie were a pleasure to communicate with and left the house immaculate. Highly recommended for housesitting!
NATHAN (Mountain Creek QLD, May 2018 - 3 weeks)
No rating What a great couple. My pooch was looked after brilliantly as well as my house and garden. Laurie did some little jobs I hadn't got around to doing. Thankyou Laurie. Jenny did washing I wasn't able to do as I left early and also walked Smudge. Thanks Jenny. My pooch and I would love to have them back.
JUDITH (Caloundra West QLD, Apr 2018 - 3 weeks)
No rating Jenny and Laurie are the most wonderful couple who took exceptional care of our home and aged cat. Would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone wanting their house, garden and pets taken care of while away. They do go above and beyond what is required and coming home to a very clean house, a happy and very spoilt cat was wonderful. The quiche and carrot cake waiting for us was so unexpected and gratefully devoured.
JANICE (Batesford VIC, Mar 2018 - 1 week 4 days)
No rating We had Jenny & Laurie house sit for us in March 2018 these guys are absolutely beautiful. They looked after our farm and especially our 3 fur babies Boris Joe & Daisy Doo. Our dogs took to them immediately they loved them and so did we. We came home to an immaculately clean home better than when we left it and to a home coming cooked tea. Jenny & Laurie are an amazing couple, I would with a shadow of a doubt have them back to house sit again, & I would recommend them to anyone love theses guys. ... MORE
JEANETT (Deep Lead VIC, Mar 2018 - 10 Days)
No rating We engaged Laurie and Jenny to look after our home through Aussie house sitters for our four week holiday in China. Trusting someone with your home for an extended period is big decision to make and not to be taken lightly. Laurie and Jenny were an excellent choice. They are a genuine caring couple who took excellent care of our home during our absence. We could not have come home to our home looking better, Our garden was well cared for and our house was spotlessly clean and tidy. ... MORE
RUSSELL THOMPSON (wurtulla QLD, Feb 2018)
 
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