Solstalgia:becoming a stranger in a familiar land

When we travel we expect change. Change of scenery, attitudes, behaviours- beliefs its all up for grabs and through the acceptance of the need to  flow with uncertainty, we learn how to become flexible, let old needs and self definitions die, allow new ones to emerge. But what happens when we stay in the same…

Remembrance of Things Past

                 “The real journey consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes”                              Marcel Proust  “A la Recherche du Temps Perdu Now that I have completed over twenty different house sits , both long and short, I can see different patterns and purposes emerging. Sure, I consider a number of factors when…

The Re-cycles of Life

This post has been written in celebration of “Buy Nothing New Month” Letting go is a big part of the house sitting lifestyle. Habits, routines even long standing patterns can be released at the end of each sitting. I take the opportunity when I’m organising what to pack, to recycle things, usually clothing, which I…