- POONA, Queensland, Australia
- May 2, 2019 - May 15, 2019
Helene & Rudi were perfect hosts.Had a wonderful time in Helene &Rudi’s appartment.Very accomodating .would recommend this swap to anyone looking for a very central home in South Africa
We are a life partner couple of 50 and 52 years old who recently joined HomeLink after reading a fascinating magazine article about the travel experiences of local members: to travel is one of our biggest passions. Though we are new members to HomeLink, we had the same house since 2002.
I am an Advocate by education, working in the finance sector as executive and partner Rudi is an IT Systems Architect. Rudi has 2 semi-adult children: Leigh a medical student at university and Nicholas (16) in high school. The ‘kids’ may accompany us, generally we like to travel with some good friends.
We have 3 pets and you would be required to be nice to them; other care not required: when you visit our home, I will arrange for our live-in domestic goddess Julia to and stay on to care for the furry family members, as well as give the house’s shared living areas a quick clean in the mornings. The pets love her and it should make their adaption to your visit easier. Julia vacuums all traces of our furries away - the house is spotless. Do not worry about privacy with Julia there - she operates like a ghost, never in your way, never intruding, a beautiful sunny person.
On holiday we are laid-back persons, enjoying quiet time and beautiful sunsets, walks to explore the scenery, a glass of good wine, invigorating conversations and philosophy. We share scuba diving as hobby and both have motorcycles - though we are not “bikers” in the general sense. We enjoy photography and music. Rudi and Leigh are very musical, thus we have an electronic piano and several guitars in the house, as well as a good hi-fi system. We love good food. A restaurant with soul food and a live band is our idea of bliss.
We LOVE to read. Our house has loads of reading material: it has a study / library stocked with books: fiction and non-fiction.
We have unlimited fibre to the home (wifi) if an iPad or Kindle is preferred to read from. It can also be used for for Netflix and communication with family back home, online gaming, etc.
I am a keen gardener and has just started a raised bed vegetable garden. There are several shade covered outdoor spots to enjoy and relax in. We also have a swimming pool in the garden. The garden has automated irrigation - except for loving the relaxation of watering plants with a hose pipe, it won’t be required.
When time allows: Rudi enjoys playing with electronics and I dabble with a bit of needlework and painting. I also try my hand at interior decorating and regularly change furniture around.
I’ve marked ‘University Professors’ under affiliations: We are not academia ourselves, but our good neighbours are: husband and wife - both Professors in Law; you will probably meet them.
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Plants & Gardens,
Yoga / Meditation,
Banking / FinanceMoreLess
Executive in Banking Sector
We have two small dogs Nougat and Fudge and our Maine Coon cat Ruby Tuesday (alias Choccy)
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Use of Personal Car is not possible
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