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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Ways to earn extra money

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…

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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…

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Vegan coffee-flavoured cupcakes // Recipe

A few weeks ago, I spent an entire day in the kitchen baking things, among which an apple pie and pumpkin loaf. I also made coffee-flavoured cupcakes. Possibly my favourite thing I ever made. So,…

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Day Trip to Bristol

A few weeks ago, the kids went camping so I decided this would be the perfect time to go away for the weekend as well. I had to be back in Aldershot on Saturday evening…

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How to Travel on a Small Salary

I love to travel (chances are that you do too – if you’re an au pair). But let’s face it. The small salary you get for your work can make it harder to go to…

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25 things I want to do before I turn 25

I’ve been seeing a lot of these videos on YouTube and thought it looked like fun. As of now, I still have a year and 8 months before I turn twenty-five. Plenty of time to…

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