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Liz is a 51-year-old woman who sweats far too much and has taken to repeating herself often. The family have chosen to ignore the fact that she consistently forgets which day the bins need to be wheeled out.

Liz started this podcast in the hope that her teenagers would think she was cool. And that maybe (just maybe) it would earn her some money to buy wine and stuff.

Although she is currently sober and broke she continues to have frank and honest conversations with her very patient husband, Brian, who she managed to rope onto the podcast so that she wouldn’t feel so scared and cry when people said mean things about her in the comments.

A wonderfully funny, frank, honest and inspirational podcast about life, marriage, money, and dreams and all the other stuff in between that normal couples tend to keep to themselves…

It's a Drama Podcast Liz Deacle and Brian Deacle

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    • 4.6 • 11 Ratings

Liz is a 51-year-old woman who sweats far too much and has taken to repeating herself often. The family have chosen to ignore the fact that she consistently forgets which day the bins need to be wheeled out.

Liz started this podcast in the hope that her teenagers would think she was cool. And that maybe (just maybe) it would earn her some money to buy wine and stuff.

Although she is currently sober and broke she continues to have frank and honest conversations with her very patient husband, Brian, who she managed to rope onto the podcast so that she wouldn’t feel so scared and cry when people said mean things about her in the comments.

A wonderfully funny, frank, honest and inspirational podcast about life, marriage, money, and dreams and all the other stuff in between that normal couples tend to keep to themselves…

    She's Gone. Was it a Secret or a Lie?

    She's Gone. Was it a Secret or a Lie?

    Five months ago we picked up the little red car from England and drove it around Europe and the UK. And it was bliss. Pure heaven. Brian and I had the time of our lives. Just like Baby and Johnny black vest on the wet log.
    But I won't lie. It's been a bit stressful. The car thing I mean.
    As you might know, this little hatchback wasn't cheap (nineteen thousand pounds to be exact). She's a classic, you see. A little red vintage Peugeot 205 GTi that Bri bought for my birthday (let's not mention the fact that I've never even sat behind the effing steering wheel) and those things fetch big bucks. So every time we drove down a bumpy lane, and something went clunk or click or tick or tock, my initial thought was "Oh sh*t. There goes another grand".
    I'm positive like that. I like to look on the bright side.
    But I don't have to worry about that. Not anymore. Because as of yesterday...
     

    In this week's show, Liz and Bri share what happened to the little red car (and whether they feel flush or broke).
    They also talk about Brian's dirty little secret, their next move to Thailand, the heartache of saying goodbye to loved ones and why when although they may trick people into thinking they things together, they constantly feel like a couple of old incontinent biddies with brains like goldfish.



    Enjoy!
     
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    Feeling Emotional. The Next Step

    Feeling Emotional. The Next Step

    I can't quite believe it. For two years Brian has been secretly planning this mega trip to Europe. And now it's almost over.
    Europe has been every bit as wonderful as we hoped it would be. Just gorgeous.
    In case you're new to the show, let me give you a quick recap of what the past five months have looked like. The things you might have missed.
    We picked up a vintage car from the UK in May (that Brian purchased off the internet while he was still in New Zealand) We drove through Belgium, France, and Italy and then got a ferry to Greece where we picked our kids up from Athens and sailed to the Greek Island of Paros for a month. The car had lots of niggly problems, but we won't go into that now. Bri feels fragile enough as it is.
    The kids flew from Greece back to the UK, and we drove back through Europe to England. The car had some troubles. It blew up. I know that Brian will say that it didn't, but he's lying. It did.
    We waited for the car to be fixed, visited lots of family members and then drove back to Tuscany to housesit for six weeks. We looked after a sweet little cat in a wonderful house overlooking the Mediterranean in the town of Porto Santo Stefano. It was divine. If you haven't yet signed up to be a housesitter, then you want your head reading. It's brill.
    We drove back from Italy, over the French Alpes and are now sitting in our car outside an Airbnb in Calais making this podcast for you.
    Tomorrow we will cross the border of France and return to England. The Queen has died, a close family member is not well, and if we can't sell the car in the next two weeks, then we stand to lose twenty grand. Oh, and it looks as though we will have to enter Thailand illegally.
    Other than that everything is hunky dory.
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    When Housesitting SUCKS

    When Housesitting SUCKS

    Nothing is perfect. Without fault,  peachy keen, hunky dory.
    Not even housesitting. 
    As much as Brian and I harp on about how wonderful our housesitting experience has been here in Tuscany, Italy  (we have been housesitting in Porto Santo Stefano for the summer), there have to be some downsides. Right?
    Right.
    In this week's show, Brian and I will give you four reasons why Housesitting might NOT be for you. Four reasons why you might be better off in a hotel or at a campsite. (Don't forget what I said about the line of people in the hallway, that stuff is very real...)
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    Liz and Brian are still in Italy, but this week they decide to stop being so boring and predictable and instead go out and explore. Like proper tourists.  After all, this is obviously the best thing to do when you're spending six weeks in Italy.
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    Galeone Bar where we get the brilliant coffee and Aperitivo 
    Plaza Bistro in Obrbatello that we raved about
     
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    • 48 min
    Drenched, Bothered And Bewildered

    Drenched, Bothered And Bewildered

    Ciao, Bella and welcome once again to Porto Santo Stefano in Tuscany, Italy where Liz and Brian are (still) currently housesitting for Six. Whole. Weeks.
    I know. You don't have to tell them. They feel like that couple, Calvin and Zatera Spencer who won the lottery three times in one month.
    In this week's soggy Italian podcast episode you will discover:
    Why Italy came to a standstill for at least ten and a half hours.
    Why some women look SO cool in cow boots while Liz on the other hand looks like a farmer in drag.
    What Brian thinks about boats and why he nearly bit Liz's head off when she infers that he's really rubbish at...
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    The Pizza restaurant in Porto Santo Stefano. Pizz and Core
     
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    Liz x
     
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    How We Are Staying in Tuscany, Italy for FREE. All About Housesitting...

    How We Are Staying in Tuscany, Italy for FREE. All About Housesitting...

    Today, Liz and Brian lift the lid on the one thing that (apart from wine) they love more than anything in the world.
    Housesitting.
    As some of you know, we left New Zealand three months ago to travel around Europe in our little red car. We are currently in Porto Santo Stefano in Tuscany, Italy. Where we are staying for six weeks. And guess what?? It isn't costing us a penny. Not a cent. Not even a Euro. Nothing. Why? Because we are housesitting.
    So far on this trip, we have housesat a cat in a beautiful old mill in Normandy. A dog in an ancient Chateaux in the Loire Valley and now here we are...looking after a very laid back and friendly pussy cat in Tuscany. In a home with million-dollar views of the Mediterranean.
    Would you like to do the same? Would you like to know the inside secrets of Housesitting? Find out exactly how to travel all over the world and stay in fabulous houses for free? Right then, let's dive into the episode and let us reveal everything we know about our favourite topic of conversation - Housesitting!
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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

jenthousandwords ,

A must listen for potential immigrants

Down to earth and laid back, lots of useful information about living in New Zealand.

Deroles ,

Cozy family listening

Absolute love Liz and Sonny! Such easy relaxing listening with some really great insight into their experience of travel and all the things going on around them.

Such lovely people in person you can really feel the honesty, kindness and warmth coming through as you listen.

Cozy up with a cup of and binge listen!

Xxxx

linvsmith ,

It’s a Drama Parenting Podcast

Brilliant! A true insight into teenage angst and hair tearing parents!!!

Just listened to your second podcast... even better than the first, you really bounce off each other!......Next!! Can’t wait!

Such clarity!! How you have explained this horrible experience that I’m sure we have all suffered at some stage in our life,is amazing!!!
I now no longer feel threatened or frightened by these sad bullies, merely sorry for them.
Well done... mum and son !!!

The sleeper bus in India.... had me laughing out loud... must agree with Sonny.. no thanks!!!

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