What to tell the host family if things aren’t working out

You’ve been with your host family for a few weeks, and it’s been a nightmare. The kids don’t listen to you; the parents aren’t really helping by telling them to behave, and on top of that, you’re missing home. After…

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Places in the UK I want to visit

Travelling has turned into this thing that everyone does. If you go online, you won’t have to look far to find someone sharing cool places to visit, what hotels you should stay in and what you can do once you…

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Halloween Movie Night

I’m a huge fan of scary movies. Especially the really gory, slasher ones. And, since it’s autumn, and almost time for Halloween, this is the perfect time to watch all of them. We have about eighteen more days until it’s Halloween…

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Interview with Teuntje // Au Pair Experiences

Unlike most of the au pairs in England, Teuntje (my sister) found her host family through an agency. And she went a bit further than England as well: Beijing, China. When was the first time you thought of becoming an…

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Vegan Dutch Apple Pie – Recipe

I don’t really like apples when they’re cooked into something, but they do remind me of autumn. And I like cooking with them. Thankfully, the things I bake are usually gone within a few days because the host family eats…

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My Autumn Essentials

Autumn is well on its way now so I figured this would be a good time to share some of my essentials. Colder days mean that we get to wear scarves and hats – which is perfect because those hide…

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Do Host Families Take Advantage of Au Pairs

Imagine: You’re a young girl (or boy), and you have just arrived at your host family’s house to fulfil your dream of living in a different country. You get up in the mornings, get the kids ready for school and,…

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7 Things Your Host Family Should Not Be Doing

There are a lot of au pairs in Aldershot, and sometimes it’s almost as if host families forget that we talk to each other about what they do. From all the stories I’ve heard, some of them are really weird or…

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