I miss the island life - but have been busy back on the mainland. I met the owners on the mainland, exchanged keys, swipe card for the secure park, and we departed. They hadn't even seen the house at that stage, so wouldn't know if I'd trashed it. Scary thought in a way!
But I received an e-mail a few days later. Obviously they were happy with the way I left the house. No plants were dead! Dog alive and well! House tidy. Bedlinen washed and bed remade. No complaints! The email thanked me, and offered to recommend me if I needed someone to speak about my abilities as a house sitter!
But back to the real world.