. I am a widow, a mother and a grandmother and LOVE to travel. I like to be as independent as possible, hence trains and apartments. I don't own a home at the moment but instead wander around Australia house sitting peoples' homes and animals whilst they go away. I have a Toyota hi ace camper van as my mobile home, that means I can easily travel from house sit to house sit! In between (and during) house sitting, I visit family and friends and travel overseas. (When I've saved up enough!) I'm a retired teacher and librarian and still enjoy reading, contact with children and visiting libraries and book shops all around the place. This year I'm even doing some house sitting in the UK.