Category Archives: House Sitting

My House-Sitting Journeys

UBC – Day 31 Discovering House-Sitting House-Sitting saved me. Quite a few years ago, I learned about house-sitting and started to do occasional weeks here and there.  It was of interest to me while I studied (around the turn of … Continue reading

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Spiders in Australia

UBC – Day 24 Australian Spiders Did you know that there are many spiders in Australia? It is reported that there are over 2,400 species of spider here. There are some poisonous deadly varieties, but it has been many years … Continue reading

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The Homeless

I don’t recall seeing homeless people.  It was not common to see such folk around Australia, although it did depend where you went.  In any one of our cities in Australia you may have seen some if you ventured there … Continue reading

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End of Year, Beginning of New Year

It is almost the end of year 2017.  Time to reflect and plan the beginning of a New Year. House Sitting Again I am house sitting at Clayfield – just a few short kilometers from the centre of the Brisbane CBD.  A … Continue reading

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In the Bus, In the Rain

Living in the Bus in the Rain. Bus and Rain, don’t go together. Down comes the rain today. I am back in the bus, Murtle, after seven weeks house sitting, and after weeks with little rain, it is bucketing down … Continue reading

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On-line Challenges

It’s been many weeks since I had “easy use” of internet facilities.  When I left Brisbane on August 8th, I did not know I would have such “online challenges”.  When I drove around Australia in 2012/13 I had only a … Continue reading

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My Whinge About Builders and Architects

I do wonder if architects are actually used in some building developments.  Would I be wrong in guessing that some developers use “draftsmen/women” instead of architects because it is cheaper? As these days I am focusing on suitable housing for senior/solo … Continue reading

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Cold Nights in the Van

It has been a cold few weeks – but it is winter.  I have managed in the van without too much trouble.   I have two hot water bottles, so they are my saviour, though I only use one at … Continue reading

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Things Don’t Always go to Plan.

Leaving Beachmere When I departed my home of 4 years at Beachmere, I expected to be living in my van.  The Toyota Coaster, that I have owned for several months, and still probably not driven much more than 100 kms.  … Continue reading

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City Living – It’s Not For Me

Clayfield – Memories of the Past City Living – here I am house sitting at Clayfield, a suburb I know well, though it has changed over the years.  Clayfield is an “old” suburb, around 7 kms from the centre of … Continue reading

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