Sherwood Forest // Travel Diary

Sherwood Forest used to be one of the largest Royal forests in England and it covered over 100,000 acres.Nowadays, it’s mostly famous as the place where Robin Hood and his merry men lived. This literary…

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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 Budget

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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Vegan Pumpkin Loaf // Recipe

The same day I made the apple pie, I also did some other baking. Among which this pumpkin loaf with pumpkin spice frosting. For this recipe, you can do as I did: buy a pumpkin…

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Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton

This post has been a couple of months in the making, but here it finally is! I am a huge fan of Jane Austen’s work. Pride and Prejudice is one of my favourite books of…

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17 Ways To Lift Your Mood

Whether it’s the autumn/winter blues or homesickness, everyone needs to lift their mood every once in a while. And there are a lot of ways to do this. Maybe you’re already doing some. You definitely…

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