House Sitting Again

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  1. steve lovatt

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    As some of you will know, if you've seen an earlier thread on the subject, we sometimes arrange a house sit to look after pets whilst the owner goes away. This is via a website and we do it for fun not as a business but get to see different parts of the country and stay in some interesting places. (plus I get to ride around the area) :cool:

    Covid obviously buggered that up for a while and moving back up to Yorkshire has kept us busy but we started again in April at a small village called Kirklington about half way between Masham and Ripon.

    This is Tinker and Belle - mother and daughter working Cocker Spaniels.

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    Without doubt the best trained dogs we've ever sat for - one blow of the whistle and they stop immediately - two blows and they run back to you. Tinker is going deaf so would just watch what the younger one did and copy her.

    In the car - both in the passenger footwell and off to sleep!

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    People ask "do you get paid?" - no we don't but then our accommodation is free - how much would this cost you per week?

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    It's a hard life! :cool:

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    Handy motorcycle parking at Pateley Bridge - a popular stop for bikers with a handy fish and chip shop in the high street.

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    Yes, I bought loads :D

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    A trip to Ripon - cathedral in the distance.

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  2. Markus

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    @steve lovatt: Thats a really interesting activity. Thanks for the great photos!
     
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  3. steve lovatt

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    It's world wide @Markus - we stayed in the Netherlands for two weeks once :cool:
     
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    @steve lovatt: Is there an organization behind this, or is this a random "find" when selecting new destinations?
     
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    It's a company called Trusted House-sitters - you have to sign up to them and pay a small annual fee - check them out online :cool:
     
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  6. Wessa

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    I see you are enjoying retirement Steve (@steve lovatt) . another grand looking location.
     
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  7. steve lovatt

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    Yes that's it now mate - officially retired, I'm a poor pensioner with time on his hands! :cool:
     
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    Ha ha…. I don’t somehow think you will be starving mate. Congratulation on starting the next phase of your life in which what you do now is in your hands or perhaps the wife’s :);)
     
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    Just using the now famous phrase coined by @Tiglet to wind @crispey up :cool:
     
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    Ah yes I remember it well;)
     
  11. Tiglet

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    Who me.

    My bestist (drinking coffee out of a glass southern softy) mate never gets wound up by moi;):joy:
     
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    #12 Eldon, May 20, 2022
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    Handy motorcycle parking at Pateley Bridge - a popular stop for bikers with a handy fish and chip shop in the high street.

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    And the Spar opposite has a coffee machine ;)

    Or the Wildings tearoom behind the camera for a bit more upmarket :blush:
     
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  13. steve lovatt

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    One word me bestest mate "satnav" :joy:
     
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    My bestist mate Crispey knows that the "satnav" was your idea as I explained to him me bestist mate;):joy:
     
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    What a cool thing to do to "see the world", Steve! We could use a dog sitter for Ellie but it might be a wee bit too far to travel for you. I'd let you ride my Speed Triple. :) Ok, and the Harleys, too, if you'd have 'em. :joy:
     
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  16. steve lovatt

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    Brilliant Sandi. I would love to take you up on your kind offer, especially if I can ride the bikes - happy to give the Harleys a go - when in Rome :D
    Sadly though just a little too far for us :cool:
     
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  17. Sandi T

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    Perhaps some day, Steve, particularly if you win the lottery. Or if Mr. Sandi and I win the lottery! Then we can just buy you airline tickets and fly you to Tucson. But us winning the lottery is a long shot....since we never buy tickets. :rolleyes::joy:
     
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    Guess what Sandi? neither do we. So at least we have the same chance of winning as you and Mr Sandi :joy:
     
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    I'd drink it out of anything if you'd get your hands in that black hole you call a pocket and pay for it
     
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  20. Tiglet

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    What you want me to pay again:worried:
     
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