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2019 Resolutions & Goals

  Happy new year everyone! Let’s hope it’s going to be as great as 2018! In last week’s post, I mentioned that I still had to set myself some goals and think of resolutions for the new year. So that’s…

Preparing for 2019

First of all, Merry Christmas! I hope you’re all having a lovely holiday! Since I’m at my parents’ house for the holidays, I kind of started preparing for the new year early. “At the start of December”-early. Because even though…

Things I learned in 2018

I have another post coming up in which I actually reflect on the things I did the past year but I figured it would be a good idea to take a moment and think about all the things I learned…

Things you should discuss with your host parents

There are au pairs in Aldershot that don’t actually talk to their host parents. They talk, but not about anything important. They discuss the kids, how they have been acting and what they have to do for school. And yes,…

Saving money as an au pair

When it comes to saving money, I go through periods where I save all my money followed by periods where I buy way too much stuff that I don’t need (mostly books). Here are some tips on how to save…

Christmas Bucketlist

I only really started to like Christmas last year – and then I didn’t realise how much I was looking forward to it until it was almost time to leave England. This year, I’m way ahead of the game and…

Clumber Park // Travel Diary

When I was visiting Nottinghamshire, I didn’t just go to Sherwood Forest. I also went to Nottingham (do not recommend) and Clumber Park (recommend!) Clumber Park is a beautiful estate that was once the seat of the Duke’s of Newcastle.…

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…

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…

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…

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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