I picked up the wrong root at the Farmers Market. I went in search of Beets and got more than I bargained for…
This famed circuit in the Monterey bay, is made up of sweeping California Coastline, Pine Forests and more than a golf course of two. The pinnacle of the golf course collection is Pebble Beach, and although Red’s knee injury has thwarted his golf game – he still has enough game to swing a putter.View full post
I had an out-of-state experience yesterday. I spent 2 years living in Manhattan, and have many vivid memories of my early days there – visiting a deli to order a bagel and coffee – and being intimidated by the frenetic pace and quick fire questions of the counter staff. The get-’em-in get-’em-out – “wadda-u-want?” approach to customer service …View full post
In the Northern hemisphere, tonight is the longest night of the year – the Winter Solstice. In ancient Europe, this time of year was associated with the Norse Goddess Frigga. According to the myth, she sat weaving the future on her spinning wheel during the celebration of Yule. Yule is taken from the Norse word Jul – meaning …View full post
Daily Chart in the November edition of the Economist. The Brookings Institution and the London School of Economics surveyed 150 worldwide metropolitan area’s. The Chart shows that Istanbul has achieved the highest margin for Employment and Income growth for the year. This is the cherry on the cake for the 2010 European Capital of Culture.View full post
How much UK State Pension are you eligible for? Find out how to get your pension statement from the government to get an estimation of what your National Insurance Contributions will cover you for. Did you know you can contribute make-up contributions to cover missing years?View full post
Inspired by Jamie Oliver, but tweaked by Roving Jay Forget the Branston! This chutney is the perfect accompaniment to any dish, and also works really well to add a fiery touch to sauces. I added it to the salmon and spinach mixture in my savory pancakes last night, and put a dollop on my breakfast …View full post
Cashing in Living in America, you get used to the optimization of the commercial opportunities at the local tourist attractions. Ride a scary roller coaster at Magic Mountain and they’ll snap your grimace of fear, just as the car hurtles down a steep decline. When you get off the ride, still high on adrenaline, you eagerly hand over a fist …View full post
The Ultimate House Sitting Guide is available as an e-book and pdf from the Globetotting Girls. Global nomads who have living a nomadic lifestyle since 2010
I’ve put together a home page of all my House Sitting information. This is a good starting point if you want to see all of my House Sitting content in one place, and includes articles about our different house sitting assignments, as well as some House Sitting 101 information.
I’m trying to reduce the amount of crap I purchase. Let’s face it, around this time of year between Black Friday and the January Sales needless commercialism and excessive spending run rampant. One of the impacts of this new zen approach is the difficulty I’ve encountered while searching to find the ideal Christmas gifts for some co-workers.
Sunny Blue Rice Balls You usually have to travel to a foreign country to encounter a new dish that captures your taste buds and imagination, but yesterday I stumbled upon a narrow little hole in the wall called Sunny Blue along Venice’s Main Street. “First Omusubi Store in Southern California”, caught my attention, and at first …
If you’re making a house sitting arrangement through a Listing Site, one of agreements you’ll need to reach is, who pays for utilities. This post contains guidelines about who pays for what during your house sitting assignment.
This post is part of my House Sitting 101 series, and includes a summary for the 5 main ways to find your ideal House Sitting assignment. If you’re a new House Sitter, this list will provide an introduction on where to start your search.
With more than a handful of housesitting assignments under their belt, there’s a few house sitter questions that nearly always get asked of this house sitting couple. In this guest post provided by James from The House Sitting Couple, he gives a run down of what those five frequently asked questions are.