We are Barry and Lorraine, funloving housesitters, petsitters and travel addicts.
We have been business and life partners for over thirty years. When our two daughters left home, we decided to sell our family home and take a year off to travel…. well that was nearly four years ago and we are still on the road. We have recently bought and renovated a tiny London apartment where we occasionally settle for a few weeks but most often our nearest and dearest keep in touch with us by Facebook!
One of the (very few) downsides of being travel addicts is that we miss having our own pets and so we began petsitting which is great way to get to know an area in depth and enjoy lots of fur baby cuddles too.
Barry trained as a Textile Technologist and travelled extensively in the Far East on business, More recently he has been a Property Investor Mentor. He is also a qualified Tai Chi and Chi Gong teacher.
Lorraine studied Farm Management at college and spent some time working as bookkeeper for a Vet who often called upon her to help in the operating room and with recuperating pets… and always sent her home with abandoned cats and dogs for rehoming. After raising the children she began working as a Landlord and Property Developer.
We are both energetic and active. Between us we have a very basic understanding of French, Spanish and Japanese.
Over the years we have had a lot of cats, all rescues and ferals, as well as a few dogs (including a Jack Russell who we adopted when his owner abandoned him with a broken leg). We’ve also had inumerable small pets: mice, hamsters, gerbils, tropical fish etc. We’ve never kept reptiles apart from terrapins but would be happy to take them on.