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, 10 January 2015

Wooburn Green Memories

Today is our last full day with Jasper, Mew and Purr and we'd like to thank homeowners C&D for the opportunity. Housesitting their home, as well as taking care of their adorable pets has given us memories that will last a lifetime. 

Mew is the less vocal of the two cats, but he and I have an understanding about each other and we've shared quite a few interesting conversations!

Dianne & Mew
As we've said so many times (to anyone who'll listen, really) we love housesitting and are ever so grateful for the experience. It allows us to temporarily live like a local in communities far and wide - something few people ever get to do. We meet fascinating folks who love to travel as much as we do, and before and after their vacation we often spend hours sharing travel stories. 

We enjoy strolling the streets at our leisure while oohing and aahing at the variety and beauty of the homes. If there are cookie-cutter style subdivisions in the UK we've not seen any. Here's a sampling of what we discovered in Wooburn Green. 

Vines and Hedges
Detailed Brickwork
Red Door
Two-Tone Beauty
Row Houses with a Twist
Semi with Bowed Roof
Tudor with Carvings

Stone Gargoyle
When we're out and about John and Jasper are usually ahead of me as I'm desperately trying to notice and take in every detail. Take for instance this vine wrapped three times around a wrought iron rail. John missed it completely!

He didn't notice these persimmons either.

Nor did he notice this pigeon perched in the middle of an arch above an entry gate.

While I was washing the dishes this morning I spotted Purr in the garden watching me!

One thing John did notice, however, was Jasper and I curled up on the sofa watching telly. I prefer to be behind the camera and I'm pretty sure I heard John say "Gotcha" when he snapped this!

Jasper and Dianne
Not that I mind. Memories like these are priceless.

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