Theo and Pat
69, Ret Lawyer
68, Ret Real Estate Agent
We are a retired, non-smoking, professional home-owning couple living in Scarborough, Redcliffe Peninsula, north of Brisbane.
We previously lived in Auckland, Abu Dhabi (while Theo was working there for a few years) and in Somerset West near Cape Town.
Theo is a retired lawyer (in private practice, litigation and commercial fields) and author (of published law books on commercial law subjects) who also worked in-house for large companies (like Sasol and Air New Zealand) for many years, while Pat is a retired real estate agent.
We have successfully done house sitting (in the 1980s and again recently) and home plus car swaps. Recently we have looked after a house with 2 dogs in Oatley, Sydney for a month from 15 December 2017 and another, in Cammeray, Sydney, for three weeks in 2018/9, looking after two cats, a fish pond and a salt-water pool.
We used to have our own cat and dog for many years and can therefore look after these pets properly. We also looked after a friend's hamster for a while.
We have the following references should you wish to check them:
1. In 2014 Pat and I were tenants on the lease (with our daughter) of 8/20 Hazelbank Rd, Wollstonecraft, lower North Shore, Sydney, administered by Blues Point Real Estate in North Sydney, tel (02) 9026 8800. Before that we were sureties for our daughter on her lease of the same apartment.
2. In 2013 we rented a little holiday flat in North Cairns, 36/259 Sheridan St, for 3 months through Les Freeman Real Estate Agents, tel (07) 4051 9300.
Both of these will have my full name (Daniel Theodorus de Jager), as it appeared in the leases.
We do our own gardening (lawn mowing, pruning, etc.) at our home in Scarborough. We also look after our own salt water pool.
It would be great to have off-street parking for our car but, if that is not available, we would need to be close to public transport.
We like travelling, kayaking, camping, tramping, bike riding and reading.