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The last day

The last day

Jul 20, 2018

Well here we are on the last day of our four week housesit. It is always a bittersweet time for us. Sweet, because we are off again on our adventures and a Business Class flight back to Oz. Bitter because we have to say goodbye to our little 4-pawed charges Milo and Nutmeg. I have

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A posh lunch in Penang

A posh lunch in Penang

Jul 17, 2018

It is our last week in Penang and we still have a few boxes to tick. One box I am trying to organise is a fab dinner in Georgetown for our last night. I was diligently ploughing through TripAdvisor’s best thoughts on the matter without success . My first choice was booked for a wedding

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The last anti-malaria tablet!

The last anti-malaria tablet!

Jul 15, 2018

One of the first things we do when we book one of our overseas adventures is visit our travel doctor. Invariably we need some vaccination or other or some anti- something-or-other pills. He knows us now, he comes out with a big smile on his face to greet us. “Where are the Arkle’s going now?”

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The friends you make along the way!

The friends you make along the way!

Jul 12, 2018

One of the things we love most about the way we travel are the people we meet along the way. And this trip has been no exception! The first friends we made were way back in Thailand when we arrived at the Mud House. A fellow Australian travel blogger called Julie and her photographer partner

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Going Western in Penang

Going Western in Penang

Jul 6, 2018

6th July 2018 Every so often I get a craving for western food. And every time we have driven past the Hard Rock Cafe in Batu Ferringhi, I have said to James I want to go there. And James, being a clever chap, knows that when I mention something more than three times I am

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Seven reasons we love housesitting

Seven reasons we love housesitting

Jul 5, 2018

1.We love animals Ever since I was a little girl I have had a dog, or a cat or often both. And this for me is the hardest part of travelling, not having a pet. So discovering housesitting was like manna from heaven for me. This way I get to love and look after all

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A little taste of home!

A little taste of home!

Jul 2, 2018

2nd July 2018 There is much about Penang that reminds us of home. English is widely spoken, they drive on the left and English Tesco is the supermarket of choice on the island! There is also a small Marks and Spencer and a Harvey Norman! And yes, just to show how sad we are, we

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Batu Ferringhi – Beach Boys!

Batu Ferringhi – Beach Boys!

Jun 30, 2018

30 June 2018 I love a dog friendly beach and they don’t come much better than Batu Ferringhi. This gorgeous Penang beach suburb is a mere 11km from downtown Georgetown. And this particular strip of it is Milo and Nutmeg’s favourite haunt. They are both keen crabbers, but when Nutmeg (the Retriever) actually unearthed a

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A perfect fit!

A perfect fit!

Jun 28, 2018

28th June 2018 Every day we receive an e-mail about housesitting. It features sits all around the world and for all sorts of dates. We love getting them and dreaming about what we can do next. The only slight problem is that there are sometimes gaps between sits that we have to fill. So we

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A touch of olde England in the Cameron Highlands

A touch of olde England in the Cameron Highlands

Jun 27, 2018

Sitting in a pretty cottage garden in front of a Tudor style building we could have been in England. A  little speckled hen pecking around in the garden beside us just completes the picture. But any illusions of being in England evaporates when the evening call to prayer begins. We are still in Malaysia, though in

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Our mates for the next 4 weeks in Penang

Our mates for the next 4 weeks in Penang

Jun 25, 2018

 Yes, here we are at our beach side housesit in Batu Ferringhi, Penang. And this is me enjoying a post-walk cuddle with Milo, an Australian Shepherd, and Nutmeg, a Retriever. Their family has gone home to Oz for the school holidays and we have these beautiful boys to care for four weeks! We love breaking

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Good morning Georgetown – you’re looking mighty fine!

Good morning Georgetown – you’re looking mighty fine!

Jun 23, 2018

Woke up this morning looking forward to learning the ropes of our new housesit. Not to mention having a serious dog cuddle.

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