A garden is a wonderful place to take time out and relax, and no matter the size of your available space, it is only natural that you want to make the most of it. A nice patio, for example, is a great addition to a small flat or house, and in the summer months you can take in what little sun we get in the UK and enjoy it! The garden is also a great place for socialising; you might throw a party or enjoy a barbecue, and invite friends and family to join you for some food and a few drinks, but wouldn’t it be great if you could also do this during the colder months of the year?
There has been a rise in housesitting opportunities across the world recently, with many websites dedicated to connecting the perfect match of empty home and willing sitter. Some offer a space to stay whilst owners travel, and others look for opportunities to trade with another.
Whilst it obviously carries its own risks, trusting a stranger within your property or being responsible for someone else’s home, you could also reap the benefits. Trading with another in America or Singapore could give you the chance to see the world for just the price of the airfare.
I have just spent the best day of my summer sat out in our garden. The weather wasn’t particularly brilliant, but it didn’t rain. The garden was mowed last weekend, but it could do with another cut. Even the flowers which I planted last year have come out and are showing their colours, but they could do with a bit of water right now.
It has come to me late in life but we all knew that it was going to come. When you work a normal 9-5 job in the week, you tend to lose the ability to do anything else during this time. Evenings become more recovery time than actual enjoyment and it soon becomes clear that you are not going to get anything productive achieved.