Jul 15

Birds and cats in the land of Oz

Over the past six weeks we’ve swapped Ireland for Australia, and 20 odd hens and ducks for at least as many budgies, finches and quails.

Jul 1

House-sitting highlights – Ballycastle

After spending a month with a tribe of goats, waddling of ducks, and peep of chickens, plus a dog and yet another excellent ginger tom, in Ireland, we decided we liked it so much we'd go back.

May 27

Kid Goat vs Kid Brother

The kid goat we're looking after in Ireland takes a shine to our guest...

Apr 21

Foraged food – failures and fulfillment

I’ve a mixed track record of cooking foraged food. Some recipes - like nettle soup - have gone well. Others though...

Mar 25

Steam? Check. Remove critters? Check

"Is this your first time?" We nodded. "It's better than it looks," she continued, pointing at a bath. "We steam it first and remove the critters." Oh, good...

Mar 10

House-sitting highlights – Catalonia

Seven weeks down a 2km dirt track in the middle of nowhere may sound like a long time, but it went way too quickly.

Mar 6

Poble Vell – a history testified in the stones

The Spain I grew up with was summed up in four words: sun, sea, sand and sangria. Poble Vell is a bit different...

Feb 12

The Feet

We were starting to lose hope when we came across 'The Feet.'

Feb 12
Marley and Viva walking

A day in the life of BlueBlue, Marley and Viva

A tale of unprovoked sibling violence, joyous walks and tal vez mañana. Or just another day in the life of BlueBlue, Marley and Viva.

Jan 21

Smelly shoes, borrowed lives

When I left home my dad gave me two pieces of advice: have a routine; and never wear the same pair of shoes on consecutive days. Good advice? Read on...