Brian and Jackie Cross

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Occupation Retired!!
Introduction 2005 was the year, over a glass of wine in our local pub in Alvechurch UK that we started our 5 year 'plan to early retirement' (that ended up as 7 years!): Pay the mortgages off, save, Jackie to request voluntary redundancy from the BBC, Brian to sell his shares in his business. By 2012 we were there, mortgages were paid, Brian retied in April, Jackie got redundancy in October, we rented our houses to long term tenants and we were free to travel the world as we had planned. To satisfy Jackie's craving to be able to look after and care for animals, particularly cats, we joined a housesitting website and have had many periods where we have stayed in peoples houses all over the world to look after cats, dogs, fish, goats, chickens, peacocks and all making, for us, the perfect balance between our travelling adventures and domestication. After trips to South East Asia, New Zealand, Australia, USA, France and Spain our next plan is a year in South America starting in September 2016. Enjoy reading!