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I am a sculptor, gardener & carpenter. I moved back to my family's home 2 years ago when my dad was terminally ill. Now I live with & look after my mum, which I would really appreciate some help with. She is 85 & can't walk very well but still drives & doesn't need personal care. She would really appreciate having someone else to talk to! She used to go to Italian classes for many years, so someone who can speak a bit of Italian might be good.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
We live on the edge of a village; large garden with a brook around the edge, beyond that open fields & footpaths. Our garden is beautiful & secluded, and in summer months there is a lot of fruit in the orchard. It is a very relaxing & inspiring place to be. Gardening and art is my passion; I make sculpture (wood & clay) and also work as a carpenter & gardener. There may be the opportunity to learn some of these skills if you are interested. Might suit someone who is a writer or 2D artist?
We need help in our lovely home. My mum is 85 and would love someone cheerful & friendly to spend a bit of time with her. She likes going out to cafes etc. A clean driving licence would be useful. Other help: sorting stuff out in the house ~ getting rid of things to charity shops or on ebay. A bit of DIY/painting and decorating. Cooking (if it's your thing). I prefer a vegetarian diet. My mum likes sausages, cake & ice cream. We have two very friendly dogs who always love a walk. No smoking in the house.
Single bedroom in our home, which is a bungalow. Share Kitchen, bathroom, living rooms.
We are 6 miles from the nearest town, so entertainment around here is of a rural nature ~ walking cycling etc. I go wild swimming (river or lake) whenever I can. There is a bike you can borrow if you don't have one, and I go out cycling regularly. The village has 3 pubs, a shop and a community centre. There are regular buses in to town.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week