20 Years From Now...

"20 YEARS FROM NOW," Mark Twain said, “you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did.”THIS online journal is dedicated to our next 20 years!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Housesitting with Gorgeous George

For eighteen delightful days this past May we housesat for a lovely couple in their beautiful home in a Norfolk village and immediately fell under the spell of their Birman cat, George. What a cutie!

The village of Attleborough is situated between Cambridge, Ely and Norwich with easy access to all communities via the Abellio Greater Anglia train line.

I noticed this flowering tree on the walk to the supermarket.

A little further along I spotted this little guy gazing down at us from a top floor window.

Of course, he doesn't hold a candle to George who enjoys being brushed.

He also tolerated me taking his photograph again and again...


He didn't even blink an eye when I shot a video of his favourite space (the closet)!

When George did venture outside he enjoyed sitting on the fence at the far end of the yard and on more than one occasion John joined him for a little one-on-one time.

We were also in charge of the koi pond and fed the fish while the homeowners were away.

Before Sheila and Chris left for their vacation they took us to the Inn on the Green Pub in nearby New Buckenham.

Chris is a man of many talents and three of his photographs are displayed in one of the dining areas of the pub.

Sheila behind the bar
We can't thank Sheila and Chris enough for making us feel so welcome in their home and giving us the opportunity to spend time with Gorgeous George. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and it really was a struggle for me not to stuff George into my backpack before we said good-bye!

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  1. Great to see this article and so glad you enjoyed your time in Norfolk with George,it made me smile seeing the last photo of your backpacks, we went for a 2 week break with 2 large cases and two hand luggage bags ,you had been away for 7 months and managed on 5% of what we took. X

    1. Hi Chris! So great to hear from you and again we can't thank you enough for making it happen. We had a fantastic time with George and sincerely hope to see you and Sheila in the future.

  2. Another wonderful blog Dianne!! George certainly is gorgeous!!!! :-)

  3. Isn't it a fabulous way of life! And the pets we look after are like the icing on the cake!

    1. It's a lovely lifestyle (as you well know!) that continues to surpass our wildest expectations. Our lives are enhanced by the wonderful people we meet, by time spent with their adorable pets while exploring fantastic corners of the world. Housesitting is definitely a win/win.