Graeme & Brenda

From: New Zealand

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    Account Type

    Couple account

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    Travelling to

    Australia, New Zealand

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    Travel dates

    01/11/2019 - 31/12/2020

  • number of facebook friends

    Nº of Facebook friends

    181


  • Our status

    At home

  • Description

    Hey guys, just a quick rundown on who we are ☺
    Graeme-Massage therapist (Relax Massage Papamoa on facebook), previously spent 30 yrs in manufacturing in the engineering industry in the UK, runner, keep fit, massive music fan of the rock and guitars type ☺️, live gigs and socialising, reading, yoga novice, good sense of humour and easy going.
    Brenda- In-home pre-school child educator, experience in retail, cooking, reading, gardening, also live gigs, same music as him and also likes a good laugh.
    Both of us are nature/wildlife lovers, ecologically aware and enjoy the outdoors and long country walks.
    We also have house/pet sitting experience and always treat the property as if it was our own and give the pets all the love and cuddles they deserve. ☺
    We both enjoy good food with a beer/wine.
    Easy going laid back couple looking for new experiences in New Zealand now that our European trip had to be cut short.
    We're a fit and active English couple but have NZ citizenship also and have lived in New Zealand for 14yrs by the beach in Papamoa, North Island.
    We can help with most things around the house, odd jobs, DIY, any outside work any weather, helping with animals and general garden work. We've owned 3 houses in our 30 + years together. We'll tackle pretty much anything.
    We had 10mths in Europe, 3mths in India and 4mths in SE Asia 3 years ago and enjoyed the workaway experience so much we went back to Europe Oct 2019 but had to return to NZ in April 2020 so now looking to continue our trip in NZ and spend some quality time with the locals in Aotearoa.
    Check us out on Facebook (Graeme Yates, Brenda Yates)☺️

  • Skills and knowledge we'd like to share or learn

    Gardening
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Helping around the house
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Charity Work
  • More details about your skills

    General house maintenance, gardening, childcare, massage, cooking, house and pet sitting, problem solving.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Age

    59 & 54

  • Nationality

    English/New Zealand

  • What else ...

    Very flexible with time and type of work required, looking to learn about and experience different cultures, always open to new experiences, keen on long term or short term stays. Happy to house sit and pet sit if required.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      no

    • Special dietary requirements
      One of us doesn't eat meat, fish and dairy is ok.

Photos

At home in Papamoa.
Fremantle in Australia.
Western Australia.
Western Australia.
Working ☺
Rarotonga, Cook Islands.
Samathrace, Greece.
House and pet sitting SW France.
Beach clean up at home in Papamoa.
Mountain biking in the Basque Pyrenees.
San Sebastian, Spain.
Craft workshop with the host family in SW France.
New home for garden birds in SW France.
Taking the "spotties" out for the daily walk ☺.

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