I wanted to come on this site now to give us time to take in all the advise from people like yourself before we get carried away making plans that were not backed up in reality. We have been looking at both holiday lets and house sitting. Understandably at that time of year the holiday lets can be expensive and you would think being holiday season there would be plenty of house sit oppurtunities. I have looked through a few sites for house sitting and there doesn't seem to be any posted that far ahead. I will keep looking but i am mindful that the longer I leave the alternative holiday lets the less chance there will be of getting one.
How have you and your kids found life over the last three years and which area did you decide to settle in and why( if i'm not being too nosey)?