This year we have booked a Cat/House sit in Brittany, over Christmas and New Year: Rural Brittany. Daughter is away, son maybe on an Irish Christmas. A good time to do something different! So not Provençal Sunflowers in the summer but the charms of rural Brittany in the winter! (We hope to travel in the early Spring to Asia for a honeymoon.) We are a member of Trusted House Sitters We did a sit last year in the Dordogne. Super. Actually we are having a bit of trouble finding a French animal/house sit for September this year. The site is very popular! So if you know anyone looking for sitters please point them my way.