Why you should travel solo at least once

The past two years, I’ve mostly been travelling around the UK (though I’ve also been to Tenerife and Iceland). On my own. And I’ve already written a post with the pros and cons of travelling solo. But I want to…

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Literary Places to visit in England

As you might’ve been able to tell from my monthly updates, I like reading. And I do it a lot. But not only do I like books, I also like anything that has to do with books. And some of…

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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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When You Start to Forget your Native Language

It might sound weird, but after spending a year and a half in England, I find it easier to speak English than Dutch. Sometimes, when I’m talking to friends and family back home, I start a sentence in Dutch and…

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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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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 because of a birthday party…

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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 a lot of different places.…

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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 all time. And I told…

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Places in the UK I want to visit

Travelling has turned into this thing that everyone does. If you go online, you won’t have to look far to find someone sharing cool places to visit, what hotels you should stay in and what you can do once you…

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Camping in Penzance

When I first told people I was going to go camping, they all looked at me in complete shock. And I get why. I’ve never really been one for sleeping in a tent. I did it a couple of times…

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English Habits I’ve Picked Up Over the Past Year

I never really thought English culture was that different from the Netherlands. But, after a year in England, I have noticed a couple of different ones, and I have also picked up a couple of habits that are definitely not…

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