What and how to pack for a year abroad

So, you have decided to go abroad for a year. It doesn’t matter whether you are going to go to school, travel or live with a family (like I am). You have to pack everything…

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On making friends as an au pair and leaving them

When you first become an au pair, you get to start over. You only take a couple of the things you own and leave your friends and family behind. You’re going on an adventure and…

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How to make your au pair profile really stand out

In my home country, the Netherlands, final exams are over, and everyone done with school is looking at three months of doing nothing before the rest of their lives begin.  Many of them will be going…

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3 Reasons to be an Au Pair in a small town

Last August, I left my own rainy country for exotic England. And no, I didn’t move to London, Liverpool, Manchester or one of the other larger cities in England. I live in Aldershot, a smallish…

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A weekend in Stratford-Upon-Avon

May half-term started with a bank holiday and the host mum and kids gone to Dorset. I decided to go to Stratford-Upon-Avon for a few days. The original plan was that I would drive there…

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Day Trip to Winchester

Unlike the rest of the world, I stayed far away from Windsor on Saturday. My dad came over to visit me, and we briefly considered going there. But that was before we realised the wedding…

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Summer 2018 Plans and Bucket List

As you may have noticed in my monthly updates, I like making lists of things to do. The weather has finally been getting warmer; we kind of skipped over spring and went straight to summer.…

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Stonehenge // Travel with me

It’s what all the souvenirs in the gift shop said, so I figured it would be a good title for this post. Last Sunday, I drove up to Stonehenge with one of the other au…

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Where to find a host-family

If you want to become an au pair in a different country, the first thing you have to do is finding a host family. There are different ways of getting in touch with host-families. What…

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Lake District // Travel with me

During the second week of the Easter holidays, I took off to the Lake District. It was glorious. After a seven-hour drive, I arrived at the hostel. Didn’t really go anywhere after that because I…

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We went to Wales!

Easter Holidays started last week and to celebrate, Lauren took me and the kids to stay at a hostel in Broad Haven, Wales! We left the house on Monday and visited Berkeley Castle. There were…

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