UK 2018: Part 5

Cornwall the sequel... The Cornish weather remained kind to us allowing our adventures to continue. We'd heard of a lovely coastal walk which serendipitously finished in another little fishing village on our itinerary. Cornwall: Talland and Polperro We drove to Talland, which is a tiny hamlet close enough to the sea to dip its toes in the water. There's not much there except for a church and a cosy cafe, oh and a quiet cove with a beach. Having parked

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UK 2018: Part 4

Cornwall! Hurrah! Home of many of my childhood holidays. I couldn't wait! Beautiful Whistlefish greeting card! Cornwall: Liskeard We arrived in good time. In fact, we were early. We parked and took a stroll around the town. Liskeard is inland and so it doesn't have the same quaint feel of the seaside towns. It does, however, have all you need on a day to day basis - stores, supermarkets, banks, a post office and restaurants. And those all important charity

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UK 2018: Part 2

So, onto pet sit number 2. Well almost! We had a few days between pet sits so opted for a couple of nights in an Airbnb in Hove, a stone's, or should I say a pebble's throw, from Brighton. Sussex: Hove and Brighton I spent many happy childhood hours in Hove. My Grandmother lived there and we'd regularly go shopping together - I would be running to keep up with her strong, invincible stride - that and collecting pebbles from

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UK 2018: Part 1

And so it was that we returned to the UK. We had a plan which had only been growing for the last few weeks but we did have a plan...and it was coming together. This year we were trying out a new travel experience. We were going to pet-sit our way around the country, or at least try to for most of the trip. We'd signed up with a new website TrustedHousesitters.com. It was a relatively straightforward process but we

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