Our fourth house-sitting assignment is for a month, and involves looking after not just a cat but two guinea pigs. In another Auckland suburb, this house has full central heating - the English version, with radiators - which I’m loving on a day like this, with the rain drizzling down outside.
On the other hand, I've caught Jas’s cold, the one he’s had for three weeks. I was so sure I’d got away with it until I went down with the dreaded sore throat, the result of which, alongside a feeling of utter lethargy, is a complete lack of creativity. So instead of sweating over the last edits for Ruby & Lilith or catching up on my blog, I’ve been snuggled up alongside him on the sofa, hot toddy in one hand, tissues on the other, enjoying a marathon session of Vikings - and Travis Fimmel - on a sixty-five inch TV!