This Autumn update was sent in by Home Base Holidays member and very experienced home exchanger, Marguerite.
"Autumn is here and I am looking forward to yet another home exchange holiday.
My last exchange was in Stroud, which I fell in love with straight away! I've visited the Cotswolds many times but never Gloucestershire, though I felt I knew it well thanks to reading books by Laurie Lee. Stroud is beautiful and more than lived up to expectations. Overlooking the Slad valley, Ruth's home is beautiful, warm and comfy - with wonderful sunset views, making a G&T in the conservatory a must every evening!
The town of Stroud is one of the friendliest I have come across, and every little cafe or restaurant seemed to have wholesome and tasty food, there is a great little market too. We enjoyed wonderful walks... for example along the canal, which was so clear and with more fish than I have ever seen.
Our next venture is Sheringham in Norfolk in December, I am really looking forward to Christmas shopping and festivities in a different town, not to mention the walks and bird watching; we exchanged in Suffolk last December and saw a marvelous murmuration of starlings, fingers crossed for the same.
The New Year is on it's way, with one exchange fixed, and the exciting prospect of another with Waiheke Island, Auckland. We're already planning more exchanges for the new year, with the Scottish Highlands and Islands being high on our list! ...but first to Norfolk and hopefully more lovely sunsets!"
Meet the member:
Marguerite (in photo) is a retired Teacher and avid traveller. Having lived in France many years, she speaks fluent French.
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