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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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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 weird if I didn’t participate.…

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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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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 get some things done. Some…

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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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Things that will make you feel better

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 don’t have to do all…

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What to tell your host family if things aren’t working out

You’ve been with your host family for a few weeks, and it’s been a nightmare. The kids don’t listen to you; the parents aren’t really helping by telling them to behave, and on top of that, you’re missing home. After…

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