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August in the London Area


We spent the month of August in a holding pattern before traveling to San Sebastian, Spain for the fall. And what a wonderful pattern it was.

Because we have always wanted to spend more time in London, Bob found two house sits in the area, one in Wallington and the other in Godalming.

Our first sit was caring for a house and garden. The ample zucchini harvest had me researching zucchini recipes and I discovered zucchini curry soup and zucchini fritters. Both recipes made the gotta-make-that-again list. Here are the recipes, just in case you have a few zucchini lying around.

I added potatoes to the zucchini soup




We often took the train into London and played tourist. We visited the National Gallery, the Tate, the British Library, London Tower, Notting Hill, and Westminster Abbey, just to name a few. Because the train only took 30 minutes, it was easy to run in for a half day or so and just play. It was no stress touring.

On our last trip to London, we met up with friends from Milwaukee who now live in Bristol and they treated us to a wonderful Chinese lunch, a perfect day!

Our next house sit took us to Godalming in the Surrey Hills. This quaint market town has an amazing yoga studio that I took full advantage of. Our new dog friend Minty has a magnetic personality that I can’t get enough of. Every morning Minty took me into the wooded trails near the house and I laughed every day as she bound through the woods exploring.

We were sad to leave England, but it was time to move on to San Sebastian, Spain. We arrived here late Monday night for a three-month stay. I can’t wait to explore this amazing city.

Author: janeelizabethmarko

Jane travels the world with her husband Bob. They are always looking for long-term house sits. Contact Jane if you are planning on traveling and need someone to care for your pets, garden, and home.

10 thoughts on “August in the London Area

  1. Always enjoy your news. Because of you we spent last March in Dubrovnik! All our best. Tom and Kaye

  2. Always love living vicariously through you.

  3. Great new place for you to explore more deeply. Jane back in Spain!

  4. Jane back in Spain clearly on the plain!

  5. Glad to hear of your London Time and that you and Bob are well and safe.
    That garden must have made your heart soar, Jane! Thanks for the zuke recipies.
    Love Lynn

  6. Thanks again Jane! It was fun to read two of your blogs back-to-back.

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