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Gift Ideas for Your New Host Family

Last year around this time, I was already getting stuff together for my Au Pair year (even though I didn’t actually move to England until the end of August). Part of that was finding suitable gifts for my host family.…

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What To Ask Potential Families In An Interview

The dreaded Skype-call. Every au pair has to do it. And I can still remember how nervous I was for all of them. I’m already awkward enough on the phone with people I know. How was I going to sell…

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Canterbury and the White Cliffs of Dover

I’m so lucky that my host mum is a teacher because that means my summer holidays started a couple of weeks earlier than those of other au pairs. At first, I was going to stay in Aldershot for one last…

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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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One year as an Au Pair: How I Have Changed

Today is the last day of my first year as an au pair. It’s been a crazy, wonderful ride and I can’t believe it’s already over. I’m also very glad that I made the decision to stay for another year…

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Advice for First-Time Au Pairs

I have officially survived my first year as an au pair. And while I didn’t really have any problems with homesickness or adjusting to a new country and didn’t have a crazy host family, I have learned some things that…

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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 you might need in a…

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Being an au pair during the summer

It is now officially summer, and if you don’t have any plans yet, you could consider being an au pair during your holidays. It is a great way to get away from your own family for a bit and go…

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