Peak District and Buxton walk

We headed into the Peak District to visit Buxton, Joe’s Grandmothers birthplace and for some great Fish & Chips!


Burley to Southampton – 4hr round trip ride

Time to get my UK National Insurance Number. The closest office for the interview is 2 hours away in Southampton so I went for a nice ride – Burley to Southampton, a 4 hour round trip ride through the amazing New Forest to get there. From Burley I took the lovely forest roads through the […]


New Forest Ride – First ride for 2015!

After a long European Winter it’s time to get back out on the bikes so I ventured out into the New Forest for a ride. Look out for the wild horses and ponies! Hope you enjoy as much as I did!


Edinburgh and Blackpool

Talk about contrasts! My second housesit in Scotland while not far from the previous one was in a brand new house on a lovely estate just near Kirkliston and a little closer to Edinburgh city. I was looking after the lovely Aggie and Barney. Unfortunately I was busy this week so didn’t get the chance […]


Hopetoun Estate House

A few miles from the house I was staying in is the main Hopetoun Estate house. It was built between 1699-1701 and extended in later years and sits snuggly in the woods just outside of Queensferry and is only a few kms from the house I was sitting, which is on the estate grounds so […]