Halloween and Bonfire Night

It’s October and all the pumpkins and ghosts have been appearing in the shops in England. And while those things can be found in Dutch stores as well, people don’t actually celebrate Halloween. And they have definitely never heard of…

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5 Things to do on a rainy day

When it’s sunny, I love to go out for a walk in the forest during autumn. But what to do on those rainy days where you don’t want to leave the house because you’d get soaking wet? Here are five…

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5 reasons why your twenties are awesome

Though it can be quite scary when thinking about the future, I really enjoy being in my twenties. These are some of the things I’ve learned in the last few years and why I think it’s awesome to be a…

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What to tell the 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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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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Halloween Movie Night

I’m a huge fan of scary movies. Especially the really gory, slasher ones. And, since it’s autumn, and almost time for Halloween, this is the perfect time to watch all of them. We have about eighteen more days until it’s Halloween…

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Interview with Teuntje // Au Pair Experiences

Unlike most of the au pairs in England, Teuntje (my sister) found her host family through an agency. And she went a bit further than England as well: Beijing, China. When was the first time you thought of becoming an…

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Vegan Dutch Apple Pie – Recipe

I don’t really like apples when they’re cooked into something, but they do remind me of autumn. And I like cooking with them. Thankfully, the things I bake are usually gone within a few days because the host family eats…

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