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The Big Plastic Elephant

Without first addressing our plastic addiction we cannot tackle the climate crisis.   We at House and Home Sitters advocate strongly against our ongoing societal plastic addiction, that Big Plastic Elephant ever-present in our room. We also support action against the toxic global greenhouse gas producers, having learned that plastic production accounts for 15% of such [...]

2019-10-02T11:47:22+00:00 September 20th, 2019|Latest News|0 Comments

Portable Bidets… and?

Ever wondered why our wastewater disposal costs more than our freshwater supplies from the water company?  Part of the reason is the average 50 lbs of toilet paper used per person each year. In the UK alone, that equates to an environmental cost of 91 billion gallons of water, 53,000 tons of bleach, and over [...]

2019-08-01T17:32:29+00:00 July 24th, 2019|Latest News|1 Comment

An article by our House Sitter, Melissa

Bishop's Stortford - Our Welcome Stay My daughter, Lauretta and I recently house sat in Bishop's Stortford for a night and two days. We looked after 2 dogs, a Lhasa Apso and Havanese named Boo and Isabelle, and we also cared for a Chinchilla named Sophia. The couple who we sat for greeted us with [...]

2019-07-23T14:14:42+00:00 June 12th, 2019|Latest News|0 Comments

Golden Oldies to the Fore

Businesses are at last realising that silver can be turned into gold through strategic targeting of the evergrowing older consumer market. In every country, there are more and more elderly people comprising a percentage of the population. These baby boomers represent a valuable market with massive buying power, ignored at the peril of any enterprising [...]

2019-07-23T14:22:07+00:00 May 25th, 2019|Latest News|0 Comments

Eco Plane Seats

Innovations in terms of aircraft seats of the future for economy class fliers? These will be coming our way soon. Curved seatbacks allow for more legroom and greater comfort. The fabric used in the seats pictured above, for instance, is a smart textile that senses passengers' weight, size and movements, using electric current passing through its threads [...]

2019-06-10T09:55:22+00:00 March 10th, 2019|Latest News|0 Comments

Travel Tips

UK consumer champion Which? has added its voice to pressure groups in various European nations to stop airlines cancelling the return trips of travellers who miss the first leg of a booked flight, with many passengers seriously out of pocket due to "no-show" terms and conditions hidden in the small print that apply when the [...]

2019-06-10T09:55:22+00:00 February 19th, 2019|Latest News|2 Comments

Duty Free “Bargains” and Scams – the Truth

No one enjoys being ripped off. A study has revealed just one in 20 British travellers feels there is nowadays any value in duty-free airport or airline shopping. Online comparison site eDreams.co.uk surveyed two thousand people and found only 6% of them believe duty-free provides the most competitive price; 52% of those surveyed said they [...]

2019-01-14T18:58:35+00:00 November 11th, 2018|Latest News|0 Comments

How do we earn the love and commitment of our clients?

At House and Home Sitters we strive constantly to earn the love and loyalty of our homeowner clients. This is reflected in so many repeat business clients coming back to us over and over again, once they realise how much they can depend on us carrying out our commitments to them, how reliable, friendly, respectful [...]

2019-06-10T09:55:25+00:00 November 6th, 2018|Latest News|0 Comments