Our Story

My name is Karen, and I’m married to John we currently live in Kent.

After working in such physical jobs, our children leaving home, and the loss of our beloved dog we decided we needed a break. So we are going to travel in our motor home, and house sit our way around Europe.

While i don’t identify myself as a writer i have always been interested in reading and writing, and other people’s ability to put pen to paper, and not sure that the words will come that easy to me so bare with me!……


House sitting in the UK

Karen Mckirdy / May, 6 Having written this nearly two months ago I have finally got round to posting it. On and off over the last two years, we have been fortunate enough to house sit in some beautiful houses in stunning locations. So with our house still rented out when we return back to the UK we decided to see if we could continue house sitting into the new year. So backtrack to November last year and we find our selves just a short distance from Tunbridge Wells in the pretty village of Hawkhurst....Read More

Our time abroad 2019

Karen Mckirdy / December, 30 It was early November when we finally arrive back in Kent. And after a horrendous ferry crossing that saw us drifting off the coast of Dover for nearly 8 hrs due to extreme weather conditions, we have had time to reflect and look back on the year that’s nearly over.....Read More

Merry Christmas have a great day x

Karen Mckirdy / December, 25

Our Travel & Fiction Reviews

In order to Live by Yeonmi Park

This is a searingly honest account of the horrors of North Korea and the desperation of living under a brutal regime. The appalling depths of inhumanity that exist in this world and the courage of some human spirits. What this author has overcome in such a short young life is beyond imagination for anyone in the western world....Read More

Her Ladyship’s Girl by Anwyn Moyle

I really enjoyed this book. What an amazing lady Anwen was. She was made of strong stuff but also had an innocence that was touching. It was a fascinating insight into times gone by. It just goes to show that if you work hard with enough determination, never presume that anything is beneath you, and have the courage to grab....Read More

The Tragedy Hour by Hour by Robert Hebras

Robert was one of the survivors from Laudys barn. After many years of silence, he gives an hour by hour account for 8 am in the morning. Robert was 19yrs when it happened his life collapsed in a few short hours, he lost everything, his family, possessions and every trace of his past. He tells of the agony and torment suffered by the victims....Read More

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