18 Things 2018 Taught Me

I have another post coming up in which I actually reflect on the things I did the past year but I figured it would be a good idea to take a moment and think about…

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies // Recipe

What is more Christmassy than chocolate chip cookies? This recipe is incredibly easy to make and the cookies are delicious! Perfect as a snack on a cold, wintery afternoon. Ingredients 85 grams oil 100 grams…

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Pros and Cons of Travelling Solo

If you have been following this blog for a while, you’ll know that I like to travel (mostly through the UK). And usually, I travel alone. Because I really prefer to be on my own…

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Easy ways to save money

When it comes to saving money, I go through periods where I save all my money followed by periods where I buy way too much stuff that I don’t need (mostly books). Here are some…

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Christmas Bucketlist

I only really started to like Christmas last year – and then I didn’t realise how much I was looking forward to it until it was almost time to leave England. This year, I’m way…

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Clumber Park // Travel Diary

When I was visiting Nottinghamshire, I didn’t just go to Sherwood Forest. I also went to Nottingham (do not recommend) and Clumber Park (recommend!) Clumber Park is a beautiful estate that was once the seat…

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Vegan banana bread // Recipe

I’m not a big fan of bananas. There’s something about the texture that I just really hate. But I do like using them to bake. Whenever we have really ripe bananas that no one wants…

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How To Make Yourself Feel At Home

It can be scary to go to a foreign country and leave behind your family, friends, pets and all earthly possessions. You have to start all over, and while I just thought it was very…

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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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