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Types of Travelling and the Pressure of Social Media to Do It …

Last week, I read this book called Wanderlove (it’s amazing, go check it out!). It’s about a young girl travelling on her own for the first time. She books a group tour at first, but then leaves them behind to…

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Distance learning in the future

Schools all over the world are closed due to Coronavirus and, suddenly, distance learning is the norm. All students on primary, secondary or university level are learning from the comfort of their homes. But, for some people, this was already…

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Spring Cleaning Checklist

Okay. So… I am aware that last week’s post wasn’t that happy and uplifting. But I’m feeling all better now and am back with a massive spring cleaning checklist. Whether you’ve been cleaning for the last few weeks of being…

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My journey as a freelancer

I’ve mentioned that I’m a freelancer a couple of times before, but never really went into detail about my freelance work. So, for today’s post, I figured I’d share what my life has looked like since graduating from secondary school,…

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How to build a credit score from scratch // Moving Abroad

This post contains affiliate links. In the Netherlands, people don’t really have a credit score the way you have one in other countries. It really only has an effect on trying to get a loan from the bank if you’ve…

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What is it like to be an au pair? // Au Pair Journals

I’ve been living and working in England as an au pair for the past two years and I can describe what it’s like to be an au pair in only two words: rewarding and exhausting. (Probably the same words used…

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You are not responsible

For anyone that needs to hear it. You’re not responsible for living up to the way other people see you It can be nerve-wracking if someone has this image of you in their mind that you feel like you have…

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Au Pair Tips for Coronavirus

Over the past two weeks, I’ve seen a lot of au pair friends leave England to go home to their families because of Coronavirus. Some of them because they don’t want to get stuck in England, with many countries closing…

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