Christmas Movies

As I mentioned on my Christmas bucket list, I want to watch all of the Christmas movies. But what movies do I mean with that? This list contains old favourites that I’ve been watching since I was a little kid…

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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 ahead of the game and…

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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 to eat, I bake them…

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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 exciting, I understand that it’s…

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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 to show them I love…

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Monthly Update – October 2018

It’s the last day of October. Which means that the NaNoWriMo madness starts tomorrow. October mostly consisted out of preparations for next month. I finished all blog posts for the rest of the year (!) and outlined several different stories that…

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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 of what I like so…

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How to Earn Extra Money as an Au Pair

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 kids. That’s your main job,…

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