Brian and I are a retired couple, we live in a village in what is known as commuter belt, because we are in an area close to London where a lot of the residents work. For years we did B&B at our house and although we are supposed to have retired we still take a few guests. We have 2 dogs, Flossie is a 12 year old Terrier and Abbot is a 4 month Labrador puppy. I like walking and take the dogs each day to a National Trust forest called Hatfield Forest.
We are also close to Cambridge which is good for shopping, theatre and history
We have 6 grandchildren who when not too busy with their sports, friends and studies visit us.
We have a garden which needs attention, we do like gardening and our garden, but recently we have had other projects in the house and so been unable to keep the garden up to scratch.
Brian is an a professional Artist, he has a studio here at the house, I'm a professional cook, so you won't go hungry.
For someone interested in art Brian will be happy to give lessons, he worked in advertising as an Art Director for many years and what would be perfect is someone who could show him what he could achieve on the computer, on the other hand it's not important to have art experience. As a cook we can do some cooking of traditional food.
We are near to London and Cambridge a bit of site seeing could be enjoyed.
We have a nice garden, not too big, but this year we've been busy with other projects and the garden needs quite a bit of trimming, shrubs trees etc, we have a pond that we've trying to restore so help with that. The person that comes to help doesn't need gardening knowledge, but strength for some of the tasks.
The main bed needs digging and replanting with fruit bushes, vegetable and flowers.
I don't speak any languages to converse well enough.
Our house is a 4 bedroom detached house , we have a single and a twin room which share a bathroom.
We have a kitchen dining room, I'm a bit possessive about my kitchen, but if my kitchen rules are adhered to then I don't mind our prospective help using the kitchen.
We usually watch tele in the evening, and are quite happy for our helper to join us.
We have buses that go from the village to train stations for London, Cambridge and Stansted Airport, and I can help with some of the transport.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week