Here we are well ensconced in a beautiful home in Edinburgh (not the one above, that’s Edinburgh Castle) with our first proper rainy day since arriving in the UK. It simply invites a bit of introspection.
Through Karen’s diligent work online we were able to meet up with some fellow retirees and enjoy a couple of meals with them. They are at the beginning of their house sitting adventures and had a lot of questions for us and it was wonderful to be able to share some of our experiences in the hope that it could help others in their goals. It also prompted us to take a look at where we are and appreciate how fortunate we have been.
I asked Karen to tally up a couple of our stats to get an idea of our activities as we celebrate 9 years of retirement this week. It turns out this is our 60th house sit and since we started housesitting we have had the privilege of living in others peoples homes for just over 77% of the time. Not a bad stat if I do say so myself.
With another week and a half at this house sit we are looking forward to many more walks and many cuddles with Milly as well as exploring a few more corners of Edinburgh. We might even mange to pop into one or two new pubs.