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SilverColin Ellis

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Resident:United Kingdom
 Male Under 50
Preferences:Available Locations
Andorra
United Arab Emirates
Afghanistan
Antigua and Barbuda
Anguilla
Albania
Armenia
Netherlands Antilles
Angola
Antarctica
Argentina
American Samoa
Austria
Australia
Aruba
Azerbaijan
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Barbados
Bangladesh
Belgium
Burkina Faso
Bulgaria
Bahrain
Burundi
Benin
Bermuda
Brunei Darussalam
Bolivia
Brazil
Bahamas
Bhutan
Bouvet Island
Botswana
Belarus
Belize
Canada
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
Central African Republic
Congo
Switzerland
Cote D'Ivoire
Cook Islands
Chile
Cameroon
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Serbia and Montenegro
Cuba
Cape Verde
Christmas Island
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Germany
Djibouti
Denmark
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Algeria
Ecuador
Estonia
Egypt
Western Sahara
Eritrea
Spain
Ethiopia
Finland
Fiji
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Micronesia, Federated States of
Faroe Islands
France
Gabon
United Kingdom
Grenada
Georgia
French Guiana
Ghana
Gibraltar
Greenland
Gambia
Guinea
Guadeloupe
Equatorial Guinea
Greece
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Guatemala
Guam
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Hong Kong
Heard Island and Mcdonald Islands
Honduras
Croatia
Haiti
Hungary
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
India
British Indian Ocean Territory
Iraq
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Iceland
Italy
Jamaica
Jordan
Japan
Kenya
Kyrgyzstan
Cambodia
Kiribati
Comoros
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
Korea, Republic of
Kuwait
Cayman Islands
Kazakhstan
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Lebanon
Saint Lucia
Liechtenstein
Sri Lanka
Liberia
Lesotho
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Latvia
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Morocco
Monaco
Moldova, Republic of
Madagascar
Marshall Islands
Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of
Mali
Myanmar
Mongolia
Macao
Northern Mariana Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Montserrat
Malta
Mauritius
Maldives
Malawi
Mexico
Malaysia
Mozambique
Namibia
New Caledonia
Niger
Norfolk Island
Nigeria
Nicaragua
Netherlands
Norway
Nepal
Nauru
Niue
New Zealand
Oman
Panama
Peru
French Polynesia
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Pakistan
Poland
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Pitcairn
Puerto Rico
Palestinian Territory, Occupied
Portugal
Palau
Paraguay
Qatar
Reunion
Romania
Russian Federation
Rwanda
Saudi Arabia
Solomon Islands
Seychelles
Sudan
Sweden
Singapore
Saint Helena
Slovenia
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Slovakia
Sierra Leone
San Marino
Senegal
Somalia
Suriname
Sao Tome and Principe
El Salvador
Syrian Arab Republic
Swaziland
Turks and Caicos Islands
Chad
French Southern Territories
Togo
Thailand
Tajikistan
Tokelau
Timor-Leste
Turkmenistan
Tunisia
Tonga
Turkey
Trinidad and Tobago
Tuvalu
Taiwan, Province of China
Tanzania, United Republic of
Ukraine
Uganda
United States Minor Outlying Islands
United States
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Holy See (Vatican City State)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Venezuela
Virgin Islands, British
Virgin Islands, U.s.
Viet Nam
Vanuatu
Wallis and Futuna
Samoa
Yemen
Mayotte
South Africa
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Gardening: will do gardening.
References: has written references.
Vehicle: DOES NOT have vehicle.
Pet Care: will care for pets.
Payment: DOES NOT expect to be paid for sitting.
Security Bond: IS prepared to deposit security bond.
Liability: DOES NOT hold liability insurance.

Pet Care Details

Sitter is willing to administer medicine to animals.

Willing to care forMax No.
Dogs2
Cats3
Reptiles3
Birds5
Fowl5
Livestock5

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My Skills

* Problem solving and a positive attitude:
Using my initiative and creativity to resolve problems and seeing the positive side to adversity, so even if the unexpected happens I will get it sorted and keep you informed.

* Basic gardening and landscaping:
I've just finished paving a part of an allotment, helping water the plants and keep the place de-slugged. I've also mowed many a lawn and trimmed hedges, etc., keeping the garden weed free and tidy. My house plants have thrived. Although not a professional gardener by trade, just let me know what your plants need and I'll take good care of them.

* Basic woodwork and DIY:
Recently I built a new gate (after taking down a part of the brick wall), and in the past I've built tables, a door, put up shelves, and some basic plumbing and fixing of electrical appliances. Little jobs that need to be done can be done without recourse to expensive tradesmen.

* Communication skills:
As a College Lecturer I have communicated complex theories and as a volunteer I have articulated the thoughts of the organisations I represented to diverse audiences. You can rest assured your neighbours, people at the store, or any impromptu visitor will find me to be friendly and able to politely discuss all manor of things.

* Organising, planning and delivery of activities:
Using my communication skills to help committees to develop their organisations, I wrote their constitutions, wrote funding applications, produced posters, created and ran workshops, created websites, and generally helped out in any way I could. Handy skills for making sure everything goes to plan for your home while you are away and on your return.

* Security conscious:
as an ex-commando, you can be assured I have an instinct for security way above any holidaying sitter.

My Experience

* House sitting:
I've just finished a 3 month sit in Limosin, France, looking after a Buddhist Retreat. Last year I looked after a cat and house for a fortnight while the owner was on holiday abroad. Prior to that I had 18 months in a house-share with a landlady who says if she decides to go abroad I'm her first choice as a house-sitter. This included several periods of house-sit while she was on holiday.

* Extended periods alone:
I've done several long (3+ months) solitary and silent meditation retreats. Which means I am happy with my own company for long periods of time.

* Professional work:
Now... Developing online courses to help people get more from life.
9 years... Life coach and therapist fully qualified to help people to change their life through self-improvement.
12 years... College lecturer in personal development teaching positive thinking, stress management and many other topics on courses I developed and had accredited.
10 years... Royal Marine Commando. I spent 10 years staying fit; being positive; being organised, tidy & clean; being flexible and able to accomplish tasks under my own initiative; as well as being vigilant and security conscious.

Other Information

You can be assured I will look after your home as I would look after my own place: with respect; keeping it clean, tidy and secure. I have the practical skills and problem solving attitude to deal with most unexpected events and the organisational & communication skills if a professional needs to be sought.

I want to deliver courses online so I'll no longer be tied to a specific location, however internet access isn't essential for me to look after your home (and pets/livestock).

Be assured I take my responsibilities seriously and your property and pets/livestock are my top priority along with keeping you informed/updated.

Get in touch via the messaging system here and I look forward to discussing your needs.



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