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It takes two to tango

It takes two to tango

Posted in Pet Care 1 week ago

Did you know it is illegal to own just one guinea pig in Switzerland? It might sound a bit strange, but Swiss law made it a rule that pet owners must adopt at least two guinea pigs at a time so the animals don’t get lonely. Denying your pet the opportunity to make new friends is seen as an act of cruelty according the Swiss pet ownership laws. There are even multiple companies that rent out guinea pigs to help out a grieving guinea pig when they have lost one of their mates....
House Sitting Why Not?

House Sitting Why Not?

Posted in Pet Care 1 year ago

When you need to travel, House sitting has many plus points than you might think. Here are a couple of reasons on why House Sitters should be considered: Avoid opportunistic theft: It doesn’t matter where you live, whether in a city, country-side or home overseas, this is an issue that everyone faces when going on holiday. How sure is the security of your own home? You can never be too sure. By having a house sitter around, it decreases that chance of thieving as it brings ...
Workaholic to Wanderluster!

Workaholic to Wanderluster!

Posted in All Posts 1 year ago

It is great at times to be work driven and we need to work in order to survive our everyday hustle – but we also get tired at times. I mean what is work, work, work and no play right? We all deserve a good break from that busy life, even if it is just a couple of days. It is a proven fact that we need to rejuvenate to enhance our wellbeing. Have a catch up with your family, friends, pets, but nevertheless catch up and treat yourself! Go on a holiday! Perhaps you are urging for...
Winston's Story

Winston's Story

Posted in Pet Care 1 year ago

Or Alternatively How a stain on the carpet doesn’t have to mean a stain on your House Sitting reputation It’s the final day of your house-sitting stay and you’re making sure your host’s home is everything they would like it to be - pristine, sparkling, spotless. Till now, everything has gone swimmingly.  You’ve enjoyed a terrific month away.  You’ve explored the local area, visited a cluster of stately homes, sampled several magnif...
Benny's Blog Part 5

Benny's Blog Part 5

Posted in All Posts 1 year ago

FREE …FREE…What’s the catch. Nothings for FREE today.” said Jake. Tim and I are having a mocha in the Guylian coffee shop in the Rocks. I have my own chair with a towel on watching the world go by and having loads of treats and cuddles. Tim’s talking to Jake, our friend who works at the coffee shop. He can’t believe what Tim is telling him about WWHS. “You stay at peoples home for FREE…..” That’s the bea...
Survival of the fittest?

Survival of the fittest?

Posted in All Posts 1 year ago

You’re awoken by the heartfelt call of a lonely fan-tailed cuckoo. Your eyes flutter open to an achingly warm afternoon sun, bathing your torso.  You take in the gently rhythmic ‘splish splish’ of the Pacific, flirting with the soft edge of the sandy shore-line.  This was surely the holiday you were dreaming of when you were packing your bags, checking your flights and making sure all the boxes were ticked in anticipation of your house sitter. You sit up,...
Benny's Blog Part 4

Benny's Blog Part 4

Posted in All Posts 1 year ago

“Come on…….Come on……..Where are they.” Dad told me a while ago Tim and Tracey were coming to pick me up. I thought something special was going on as dad gave me a good shower this morning. My hair is growing, I look so fluffy and dare I say handsome lol… “Come on Ben settle down, they’ll be here in a minute” dad said. But I’m not patient. The phone rings, I hear Tracey’s voice. “Yes, yes they ar...
Timeline of a Typical House Sit

Timeline of a Typical House Sit

Posted in All Posts 1 year ago

So you’re going on a house sit. You might be thinking, “How is this going to be different to a normal holiday” or you might be worried that the house sit won’t be what you were expecting. Read on and find out why house sitting is quickly growing into one of the best ways to enjoy vacation time, and also learn about what to expect from a typical house sit. Arranging the House Sit You’ve just got an email. Someone on Worldwide House Sitters has sent...
Benny's Blog Part 3

Benny's Blog Part 3

Posted in All Posts 1 year ago

Well it’s Saturday and here I am helping dad on the market. He does some beautiful creations with his glassblowing. He has had loads of special commission this morning. Last November he was on the telly on a programme called Married at first sight…No, no…he wasn't a contestant, No, no…that area of life is just me and dad. He was doing a demo whilst the lovers looked on. He does a lot of demo shows, showing people how he creates these amazing pieces, alway...
House Sitting on a Budget

House Sitting on a Budget

Posted in All Posts 1 year ago

House Sitting is arguably the best way to see the world on a budget, free accommodation could easily shave 1000s off your holiday budget based on a 2 week getaway. But if you’re looking pinch every penny then read on, we’re going to talk about how you see the world for a bargain. Use Public Transport If you’re trying to save money, hiring a car is a big no-no. Hire cars often cost hundreds and usually aren’t needed unless you’re staying out in the co...