Thursday, August 14, 2014

Off we go


We're off to York for a week, house-swapping. Whenever we go away, we have to organise people to come and live in our house and look after Cassie the Cat. I hope she appreciates it. Though I wouldn't like you to get the idea that we normally live in chaos and squalor, it's harder work to leave the house in a suitable state for strangers to live in (and potentially look in all your cupboards) than it is just to walk out of the door (though actually I do always bear in mind that we may experience a major event and never get home again).

As far as we can tell, Cassie is always perfectly happy to sprawl on strangers' laps as long as they are a source of heat and can administer the Dreamies.

Right. Better stop doing this and get back to giving the bathroom a final clean.

9 comments:

  1. I bet the bathroom is perfickly clean.
    I look forward to reading sbout York. How far away is it, oh ye of the tiny British Isles?

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  2. Oooh, a LONG way - about a quarter of the length of the country. It's about 200 miles - a four hour drive or about 3 hours on the train.
    D2

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  3. All that way! Our cat doesn't worry when we have house sitters either, so long as she gets fed.

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  4. Oh, the memories! I wish I were the one keeping care of Cassie cat again -- this is the perfect time of year! I hope your house sitters have a little yarn -- I have it on good authority that she likes a knitter's lap. And I promise -- pinky swear promise -- that I didn't look in any cupboards. Well, except maybe for a few of the kitchen cupboards when looking for a bowl or a cup or something for breakfast! ;-D

    And funny you mentioned the possibility of not returning -- I've been on a cleaning rampage in the event I don't return from my trip next month -- I'd hate to leave things in such chaos!

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  5. Oh -- and Have a Wonderful Trip! Take lots of pictures -- we want to SEE! (And by "we", I mean ME!!!)

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  6. Have a good time - York is a wonderful place in any weather.

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  7. So, so lucky, hope the trip was wonderful and enriching. x

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  8. Hope you've had a wonderful trip! :)

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