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TEFL Academy English Teaching Course // Practical info

I already wrote a post all about my journey teaching English online, if you want to check that out. This is more practical information about the TEFL Academy 168-hour course. Combined or online course The TEFL Academy offers both combined…

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Inspiring Places You Should Visit Before You Die

Pixabay – CCO Licence Travel is all about seeing new things, having new experiences and giving you a sense of wonder about the world. That’s why everyone should make an effort to visit as many of the most beautiful, baffling,…

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What’s in my handbag (2020)

I’ve always loved these types of videos and blog posts. So let’s just pretend we’ve gone back in time to when this was one of the most popular things you could find online. I don’t carry that many things with…

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My TEFL story

I’ve been working from home since 2016 and it’s not something I want to give up anytime soon. I love the freedom it gives me. But, as my main income comes from doing translation work, and one main client that…

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Why I love to travel

When I was younger, the furthest I ever got from home was Amsterdam, on a day trip with my grandparents. Getting there only took two hours by train. My parents didn’t like to travel. Add to that the fact that…

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Sustainable products // Living Alone Diaries

We all know the planet isn’t doing too great. I’ve already written a few posts on how to reduce your ecological footprint and how to travel more eco-friendly. Today, I would like to recommend some brands and products that I’ve…

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My thoughts on the vegan community

I’ve been vegan for 3.5 years and wrote a whole post on exactly why I went (and still am) vegan. Last year, I was walking through Guildford, and there was a woman handing out leaflets on the meat industry. She…

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Being an Au Pair after Brexit

On the 31st of January, the UK finally left the European Union. And it was a relief – because it’s all everyone’s been talking about for the last few years. But there’s also a lot of uncertainty amongst young people…

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The Road So Far // Au Pair Journals

I became an au pair in August of 2017, which was also when I started this blog. And I used to do a lot of blogging about what it’s like to be an au pair. Over time, this has changed…

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How to deal with having a bad day

Last week, I had a not-so-great day. A whole bunch of other stuff happened that just put me in a bad mood. And I realize that, compared to other people in the world, I have a pretty amazing life and…

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What I spend in a week as a 24-year-old in England

I’ve been watching a lot of the “What I spend in a day” videos on YouTube and figured it would be fun to do a blog post version as the first part of my “Living Alone”-series. I haven’t included any…

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