After seven wonderful weeks housesitting in Hove we are preparing to leave and it feels very strange after such a long stay, almost as if we were leaving our home again. We’ve looked after the house and garden and of course the huge number of exotic plants but not having a pet has made it even more relaxing. Like a long holiday perhaps.
(It’s not all like the main photo though, I just loved the moody sky and wild feel)
We have fallen into a lovely relaxing routine here too with regular walks and trips to the beach alongside lots of reading, games and a few movies. Completely different to our travelling lives over the past five years but we’ve seriously enjoyed every minute.
Time to move on
It’s almost time to move on though and apart from cleaning and gardening before we leave we have to pack those rucksacks again and it’s been months since they were used. Tomorrow’s the big day for laying out everything and attempting the big pack-up. The thought of doing it is always far worse than the actual packing though. Then we finally leave on Friday morning.
We’ve been busy lately with arrangements and planning and it looks like we are now booked until mid-November with several visits to see family and friends, a few housesits, and a couple of backpacking trips of our own. Exciting to be back on the road and doing what we love again. Not sure what happens after November but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.
Housesitting in Hove
It was through social media contacts that we got this sit and we can’t thank Angela from TrustedHouseSitters enough for making it all possible. Hopefully our hosts Karin and Helmut will return from Sweden pleased with our housesitting skills and be interested in us returning next year. We’ll see ……
Brighton and the South Downs
We knew all about Brighton previously and had visited a few times but it’s been a blast exploring Hove and especially the nearby South Downs. Some of our days out and long hikes have been epic and we would love to get back down here again soon.
Part of our JWalking philosophy is to try and make the most of every opportunity that we are presented with and we really feel that we have the made the most of this housesit in beautiful Hove. It has really become our home over these past weeks and we feel so comfortable and at ease living here. Gonna miss the place when we leave.
27/08 – 04/09/2020