Sunday, January 31, 2010
Pet sitting, another way to go
This year we received a curious email: would we be interested in looking after 4 cats while the owners could be away for a sailing holiday. They had seen our listing on the seniors home exchange website and were just interested in having us look after their darlings without a house swap. It took us all of 5 minutes to reply in the affirmative. As a result we spent two wonderful weeks in Paris at the beginning and end of our stay and 4 weeks in the Basque region of France near Biarritz. The pussies were gone during the day, giving us a chance to explore the incredible countryside near St. Pee sur Nivelle during the day and learn about a way of life we had not known before.
This was the view from our window
A view of Biarritz
A colourful service at the 15th century church at St. Pee sur Nivelle
Not bad in exchange for looking after cats don't you think?