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How long do you need?

Reading the news this morning I came upon an article from Country Living asking the question.

How long do you need to go on holiday for to feel really relaxed?pexels-photo-279707

I can’t reproduce the whole article but below are some of the key points and findings. If you want to read the original there is a link below.

NOTE: American readers the word holiday in this article is used with the UK meaning. In the USA you would replace it with vacation.

When you’re planning a holiday, one of the main points to consider is how long you’ll be going away for.

Do you go for a long weekend, a whole week, or perhaps even longer?

According to scientific research, published in the Journal of Happiness Studies, there is a perfect length of holiday time which has the maximum beneficial effect on your health and wellbeing.

Researchers at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands, set out to explore the effects of holiday length on health and wellbeing, and its relationship to positive aftereffects.

So what’s the perfect length? Longer than eight days. But there’s an interesting point to be made about the frequency of our holidays, too. Here’s why…

The results
The experiment found that health and wellbeing increased rapidly during holiday time, peaking on the eighth day.

How long should you holiday for?

So, if you want to get the most from your holiday and feel truly rested and rejuvenated, try to have a break for longer than eight days, and fill your time with pleasurable and relaxing experiences to boost your health and wellbeing.

And, as the authors suggest, it may be more beneficial to take more frequent shorter breaks, rather than one long respite from work.

We can help you achieve this goal.

Through Christian House Sitters you can enjoy rent-free holidays all over the world.
We can also arrange for people to look after your home and if necessary your pets while you are away. Again free of charge.

If you are thinking of a holiday and want someone to look after your home please visit our website and register as an owner. It is FREE.

Register as soon as you know your holiday dates, don’t leave it to the last-minute, as that way you will have a much better range of sitters to choose from.

If you want to be a sitter and to enjoy a rent-free vacation then we can also help.

Have a look at the website for the details. CLICK HERE

God bless you,


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The full article I read can be found at



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The Eye of the Storm

the eye of the stormThe Eye of the Storm

Those few days between Christmas and New Year feel a bit like the ‘eye of the storm’ The build up to Christmas is always frantic. So much to do, so much to remember and it all seems so far away until suddenly it is here and hardly anyone is ready.

Then the next build-up begins as we prepare for New Year. More parties for many people. More visits and visitors. More rushing around.

But between these 2 big events we do have a few days to catch our breath. Enjoy them! Try to relax a bit and enjoy the blessings of the Christmas week before you get caught up in plans for next Wednesday.

With Christian House Sitters the build-up to Christmas is always interesting. People contact us at the very last moment hoping to find a house sitter or a house to sit.

1 minute to midnightThe prize for 2013 goes to a new home owner who first contacted me on the 24th of December hoping we could find her a sitter to start on Christmas Day. I had my doubts but sent out the notice to our members and w got someone to look after her house and pets for 2 weeks starting Boxing Day. Both the owner and the Sitter were delighted. I was astounded.

Please, if you are interested in asking us to find you a sitter who will look after your home and pets free of charge do not leave it to the last-minute. God does provide in emergencies but if you know when you are going to be away let me have the details as far in advance as possible. After all it is a free service so you have nothing to lose and it really does ease the pressure and make the likelihood of finding the right person much greater.

Likewise if you are wanting a rent-free vacation during 2014 register as soon as you can so that you can have a choice of suitable houses. We have places available all over the world.

The other Christmas pressure we felt was because, as you all hopefully know, Christian House Sitters gives 100% of our income to run a Christian Children’s Home in Kenya. Every Christmas we like to give the children an added blessing by buying them each an item of clothing, providing a special Christmas meal and party and we also like to bless the hard-working staff who earn the princely sum of about £12 per month. So in December we ask our members to prayerfully consider making a donation towards this. Praise God, as always He provided.

My next blog post in a few days time will show pictures of the children in their new clothes, enjoying their meal, playing games and going to church.

If you would like to know more about the work in Kenya contact me or CLICK HERE and if you want to know more about Christian House Sitters then either contact me or CLICK HERE.

God bless you




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Can you Help?

Can you help us??Hand in a hand

As Christmas is only three weeks away we are making our annual Christmas appeal for the Home of Peace Children’s Home that Christian House Sitters supports.

We are asking if people could prayerfully consider giving at least £5 or £10 towards this work so that the children can each get an item of clothing and they can share a special Christmas meal.

At the moment we have 77 children and eight staff members at the home.

If you want to know more about this ministry please read the excellent report put out recently by Assist News. To read a copy CLICK HERE

The easiest way to make a donation would be via PayPal and you can do that using the donate button at the bottom of the web page. CLICK HERE.

Alternatively if you prefer to send a cheque or make a direct bank transfer please let us know and we will be happy to let you have the details.

Thank you,

God bless you,



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