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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Interview with Lisa // Au Pair Experiences

Another au pair, another interview. I’m really excited about this one because Lisa used to be au pair for the same family that I am with now! She was only here for a few months, but she still got to…

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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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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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Can You Put Au Pairing On Your Resume?

Most people become an au pair during a gap year. This means that they are putting off going to university for a year to move to a different country. Maybe you are not sure if this is a good move.…

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Sherwood Forest // Travel Diary

Sherwood Forest was once one of the largest Royal forests in England and covered 100,000 acres. Nowadays, it’s mostly famous as the place where Robin Hood and his merry men lived. This literary connection is also why I wanted to come here. It was…

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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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