Diane and Dave


Diane and Dave

We are Kiwis in our 60s, we host language school students, Servas guests and enjoy house swapping. All of these activities are great because we get to know people and can share their lives for a while. We try to avoid hotels when we travel and use hostels or B and Bs when possible.
Dave is retired and I'm working as a librarian so we can only travel when I can get time off work. We plan to do more travel in the future, and a lot once I retire too.
We had a trip round the world in 2002 and in 2006 (?) mostly visiting friends, Servas and house exchanging. We had a fantastic time!

Oceania » New Zealand July 18th 2013

Not long to go now until we head off to London to catch up with son Geoffrey, ( the Proms and a Lowry exhibition will be the other highlights) then to Edinburgh for the Tattoo, a few days in Cheshire with friends then to the Channel Islands for the Battle of the Flowers, beaches, history and maybe even a day ferry to France. Now it is the countdown phase as we are heading away on Sunday so I am covering the dining table with maps, photocopies, lists and post-it's. Susie the cat is starting to give me suspicious looks and I think she may have noticed the large bag of cat food that has appeared in the pantry. She is probably sensing that all this activity means a cold fireplace and only two deliveries of food ... read more

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