When You Start to Forget your Native Language

It might sound weird, but after spending a year and a half in England, I find it easier to speak English than Dutch. Sometimes, when I’m talking to friends and family back home, I start a sentence in Dutch and…

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Holiday Gift Guide for your Host Family

It’s November which means that everyone in England is getting ready for Christmas. And Christmas means presents. Now, as an au pair, you’re not obligated to buy your host family anything. I like to, though, just to show them I love…

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Can You Put Au Pairing On Your Resume?

Most people become an au pair during a gap year. This means that they are putting off going to university for a year to move to a different country. Maybe you are not sure if this is a good move.…

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Sherwood Forest // Travel Diary

Sherwood Forest was once one of the largest Royal forests in England and covered 100,000 acres. Nowadays, it’s mostly famous as the place where Robin Hood and his merry men lived. This literary connection is also why I wanted to come here. It was…

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Monthly Update – October 2018

It’s the last day of October. Which means that the NaNoWriMo madness starts tomorrow. October mostly consisted out of preparations for next month. I finished all blog posts for the rest of the year (!) and outlined several different stories that…

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5 Differences between England and the Netherlands

Having grown up in the Netherlands, there were a lot of things that I considered normal. And then I moved to England, where they do things differently. I love those differences, and they are part of what I like so…

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How to Earn Extra Money as an Au Pair

Before I start talking about all the different ways you can earn extra money as an au pair, I want to make one thing clear: your priority should be with the host family and the kids. That’s your main job,…

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NaNoWriMo 2018

Read last year’s post about NaNoWriMo here! Only a few more days before it all starts. NaNoWriMo. I’ve been doing it for so many years, it’s a part of autumn now. It would just feel weird if I didn’t participate.…

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