We are a recently retired couple who live in quite a large house, 2 miles from the centre of Leamington Spa. Our children have grown up and gone away so we have plenty of space in the house. We like company and would welcome a volunteer to live as a member of the family and to help with everyday tasks around the house. In January/February I make marmalade which is very time consuming so help over that period is especially needed. This year I shall start making marmalade in the week commencing 21 January - is there anybody out there who would like to come and help me? Its quite interesting if you have never done something like this before.
In the spring and summer we like to grow our own vegetables so help with watering and other gardening projects is most welcome. Also help with computers would be good! Greg and I are interested in European languages and enjoy trying to speak French, Italian and a few words of German! If you can help us practise any one of these languages - great! But if none of these are you mother tongue perhaps you would like to apply anyway - we are open to suggestions. We realise that you want to practise your English - don't worry we will help you with that. There is plenty of free time for the workawayer to go out and discover the local area.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
We are a very sociable couple who like to converse with our workawayer. We like to find out about their country and we will tell them about English expressions and customs. We like to sit in front of the fire in the evenings after dinner and chat to our workawayer. A lively personality with a good level of English will get on well in our household. If you want to spend your evenings in your bedroom talking on your phone or computer, please do not apply. This experience is more than just helping - its interacting with us and living as one of the family.
I like cooking and its great to have another pair of hands chopping vegetables and clearing up after me - you can use my recipes to make cakes. I go to the gym a lot and you can come with me if you would like to. Bring your trainers!
The sort of help required is with making meals and clearing up afterwards. Loading the washing machine and dryer. Doing some ironing. Assisting with the shopping. Feeding our pets, a cat and a tortoise! Actually the tortoise hibernates between November and March so doesn't need anything doing to it in the winter. Helping with various projects around the house. You can make this job what you want.
English, French and very basic Italian
Very nice bedroom with separate bathroom in our house. Use of wifi.
We live not far from Stratford Upon Avon, Warwick and Oxford all of which are interesting places to visit. We live in a village on a bus route into Leamington Spa which is 2 miles away - it is walkable. The nearest train station is Leamington Spa and the nearest airport is Birmingham. You can get a coach to Leamington Spa from London Victoria.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week