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The Yah-Yahs (John & Simone Douglas)

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John & Simone

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Age group:

46 to 55


Retired Naval Officer & Domestic Goddess

Years active:

1 year

Preferred locations:

All Australia (full regions list)

Current bookings:

4 Aug 4 Sep

Reply rating:

5 out of 5

More information about this house sitter

Simone & John are an active, non-smoking fun- & travel-loving couple, who are keen to see more of Australia.

We are very house-proud and maintain an immaculate unit in Tweed Heads (Far Northern NSW). We are minimalists who can't really abide over-clutter or mess.

John (64), a NSW JP (214359), was a Commander in the Navy as a Training Specialist who retired from the RAN in 2011. Simone (49) has been an office manager and supervisor of a commercial cleaning team (she is very fastidious). Simone has also been employed in both childcare and aged care facilities. Together we have managed a large Retirement Village on the Central Coast, NSW.

We have house- and pet-sat for both family and friends for short and extended durations in the past. [Note: Our referees' contact details are attached below along with our National Police Checks.]

Since leaving the Navy, John has hosted pub trivia; been an electoral officer at the Federal, QLD & NSW elections; and managed the cleaning of the Park amenities. He is also one of two residents' representatives who work together with the management of the holiday park to maintain community standards and address resident issues that crop up from time to time. Simone has been busying herself being a new Grandmother: supporting and organising John; engaging in her favourite pastime, cooking for family & friends; and, being her typically self...a terrific home-keeper. While neither of us has green thumbs, we do both like the peace & tranquility of pottering in the backyard.

As we are currently retired and free spirits, we have no ties, blackout periods or location biases that would impact our availability (unless we've committed to minimal family & other house-sitting 'gigs').

Between us we've reared a wide range of pets during our lifetimes... a bunch of dogs & cats (who thought they were more like people, horses and cows than canine or feline), budgies, chooks, a goose, guinea pigs, tortoises, tadpoles, cicadas, silk worms...even an injured albatross, a disoriented green sea turtle and a blue bottle.

We are adventurous soulmates who are keen to experience the full spectrum of house-sitting scenarios from city penthouses in Australia's capitals and suburban homes to isolated hamlets and farm stays in "whoop-whoop" and beyond.

Hoping our profile strikes a chord with some house & pet owners who can sense that we are decent, honest, genuine, responsible and reliable folk, who intend looking after and caring for those things / companions in your lives that you hold closest and treasure.

Cheers, Simone & John

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