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My home beside the beach near Opotiki in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, New Zealand is rented and on the market and while I wait for the right buyer I’m house sitting round the North Island, at least the lower half. http://www.opotikinz.com/

The long surf beach, white sand, great fishing, safe swimming
The long surf beach, white sand, great fishing, safe swimming
Kinsa's place, back yard, place for a drink with friends
Kinsa’s place, back yard, place for a drink with friends

I’ve only been to my house four times in the past seven years! Why, you ask. Because seven years ago while I ws doing my yoga exercises at home, I listened to a Voice in my head saying, ‘Your body is a tool for your soul to express itself.’

A few minutes later, in the shower I said, ‘OK, soul, how do you want to express yourself?’
I heard the loud command, ‘GO TO QUEENSTOWN’ which is the other end of the country. Well, I laughed.

After saying the money had better be provided, which it was a week later, to my surprise, and a chat with my spiritual friend who assured me I would merely be obeying instructions, off I went ostensibly to a financial seminar but really on a mad exploration of what my soul might be on about.

I met a lady with a terrible story. She was so lovely, I offered to help her, then went home and forgot all about it. Three months later I got the email from her. ‘Help, I need help now.’

I decided overnight to give it a year, have an adventure and in three weeks packed up my life and left with my station wagon loaded up to the gunwales. The lady needed me for three months and then managed to get out of her business lease. She didn’t need me any more and I was passed around her friends, doing jobs for them in exchange for bed and board.

For last three years (there’s a lot of 3’s in this story I notice) I’ve been in the North Island. I was offered a part-time job and chose to accept it because my trusty car died. Clutch disease. so here I am still exploring and living in delightful places, providing an unpaid service looking after pets but with free board. I just hope my house doesn’t take three years to sell as I need a home base now.

Walk 30 steps down the drive and you're on the beach on a no exit road
Walk 30 steps down the drive and you’re on the beach on a no exit road

If you’d like a closer look:www.bayleys.co.nz/2836128

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