Monthly Update: May 2018

Does anyone even read these updates? May was a weird month, and it was definitely the first month that I really got to experience the workflow of a freelance translator. It’s not like I haven’t had weeks without work before,…

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When Worlds Collide

Last weekend, my dad came over to England to visit me. And that doesn’t happen often. Usually, when family or friends come to visit au pairs, it’s their mums. I was just excited to finally have someone over (it’s taken…

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Day Trip to Winchester

Unlike the rest of the world, I stayed far away from Windsor on Saturday. My dad came over to visit me, and we briefly considered going there. But that was before we realised the wedding would take place in Windsor.…

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What’s In My Au Pair Bag

Let’s go back ten years when everyone on YouTube and in Blogland was doing “What’s in my bag” video’s and articles. I loved watching those videos. Not because I actually listened to the tips people gave on what to carry…

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Summer 2018 Plans and Bucket List

As you may have noticed in my monthly updates, I like making lists of things to do. The weather has finally been getting warmer; we kind of skipped over spring and went straight to summer. It’s only for a few…

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TV-show recommendations by my host-dad

My host-dad loves watching tv and he likes recommending the shows that he watches. The thing is, his taste in films and tv-shows is completely different from mine. I like to watch dramatic shows with teenagers and lots of romance in…

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5 Things To Do With The Kids

Last Thursday, it was polling day (local elections) and Raphael and Etienne did not have to go to school. Which meant that I had to spend an entire day entertaining them. Now, since I’ve been here a while, it’s gotten easier…

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I Have Seen the Stones

It’s what all the souvenirs in the gift shop said, so I figured it would be a good title for this post. Last Sunday, I drove up to Stonehenge with one of the other au pairs. It’s only an hour’s…

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