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House Sitting Serendipity

As we return to Australia for another year we are incredibly excited to be house sitting across this amazing nation. Our first house sit is a repeat sitting in the beautiful city of Albury, and we love it. One of the many serendipities of this nomadic lifestyle is you are allowed the opportunity to try different experiences. Some of these can be as simple as making your own home made pasta. So when we saw that this home had a pasta maker and were invited to give it a go, well, here it goes.

The Beginning
I had no idea pasta was so basic. Flour and eggs.

To those of you who were exposed to this in your lives this is probably no big deal. But to those of us who have never tried it, it is somewhat magical.

Pasta Machine
Thank goodness for simple straight forward instructions as we figured out the first steps of creating the pasta.
Drying Time
Once we sussed out the cutter we were in business and had the dough shaped, cut, and drying in no time.
Cooking Time
About 10 minutes of boiling and things started to look good. Perhaps we will make it thinner next time.
Dinner Time
Other than being a little bit thicker than we prefer, our first experience at pasta making was a total success, and delicious.

If you have never made pasta I can honestly say that if you ever get the chance, give it a go. It is relativity quick, simple, and fun. Don’t forget the wine.

Welcome to our travel blog. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to say, "I'm out of here?" Well we did, and in 2013 we made it a reality. We sold or gave away all of our possessions other than what fit in our luggage and we set off on an endless adventure. Part of our goal is to share our experiences with others and hopefully provide some information, motivation, or just a moments escape. The general idea was to look for a place that would be ideal to settle down in. However in the meantime it is about experiencing life in different countries amongst different cultures and learning how to understand and appreciate each other. A large part of our time is spent housesitting which provides an excellent opportunity to experience more of the "normal" neighbourhoods as opposed to the tourist locales. Though we make sure to enjoy those as well. So through plenty of photographs and a running commentary come and share with us our life on the road.

3 comments on “House Sitting Serendipity

  1. Looking good Team Peckson

  2. Fresh pasta!! Must be super yummy!

  3. Bryce Sherman

    Look at you! Master Chef. Well done and great post.

    Filled with envy.

    On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 9:42 AM, Peter & Karen Pecksen wrote:

    > peterpecksen posted: “As we return to Australia for another year we are > incredibly excited to be house sitting across this amazing nation. Our > first house sit is a repeat sitting in the beautiful city of Albury, and we > love it. One of the many serendipities of this nomadic lif” >

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