Saying goodbye to your host kids

You know for months it is coming, but that doesn’t make it any easier. Every au pair knows it and has to go through it – at some point, you have to say goodbye to…

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I’ll be right back

I don’t know how many of you actually follow this blog but if you do, you might’ve noticed I’ve been missing a week here and there. Because I’ve been getting really busy. This summer is…

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24 things I’ve learned in 24 years

It’s been almost six months since I posted a list of 18 things I learned in 2018. Last week, I turned twenty-four. And my life is completely different from what I thought it would be…

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Summer plans & Bucket list 2019

Summer is definitely my favourite season. I love the warm weather, driving with the windows open and music blaring, sitting in the sun and reading a book, pretending that all the work I have to…

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Figuring things out

When I decided to be an au pair for another year (with a different family), people started to tell me that I had to be careful to not get “stuck” in this job. Because it’s…

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Leave nothing but footprints

We’re getting closer and closer to summer and everyone’s planning what they’re going to be doing this summer. I’m no exception. But while I love travelling, it has a huge impact on the environment. So…

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A Local’s Guide to Helsinki

A few weeks ago, I got on a plane and flew to Helsinki, Finland for the weekend to see one of the friends I made in my first few months as an au pair. Knowing…

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How to get through hard change

At certain points in our lives, we come to a crossroads and we have to make a decision that is going to change our lives. And sometimes, we don’t have any control over the things…

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How to plan a weekend trip

I love to travel. But, as an adult with responsibilities, it is impossible to do it all the time. So I settle for holidays during school breaks and short weekend trips. Since the start of…

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Backpacks vs suitcases

A few weeks ago, I went on my first trip using a large backpack instead of a suitcase. When I travel, I generally use a small suitcase for trips that last for more than a…

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The Cliffs of Moher and the Burren // Travel with me

After spending a few days in Northern Ireland, I took a coach down to Dublin, where I spent a couple of days last year. This time, I didn’t go there to explore the city some…

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