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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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    Do Host Families Take Advantage of Au Pairs

    Imagine: You’re a young girl (or boy), and you have just arrived at your host family’s house to fulfil your dream of living in a different country. You get up in the mornings, get the kids ready for school and,…

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    How to Help an Au Pair Friend Whose Host Family Sucks

    This post first appeared on Au Pair, Oh Paris. I’ve been an au pair for a little over a year now. And that always surprises people since I’ve never been a big fan of children. And I’m still not one of…

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    Day Trip to Cambridge

    About halfway through September, I put my car up for sale. And then, I started to freak out. Because once I sold it, I wouldn’t be able to drive anywhere anymore. So, keeping my fingers crossed that I wouldn’t find…

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    Autumn Bucket List

    As much as I love the summer, I’m actually kind of looking forward to autumn. I don’t want the weather to cool down, but I want the cosiness that autumn brings with it. The orange and red leaves on the…

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    Day in the Life of an Au Pair

    Every au pair has a different schedule. It all depends on how old your host kids are, whether or not they go to school, if you have a parttime job to make some extra money or what chores your host…

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    How To Deal With Homesickness

    “I felt a pang — a strange and inexplicable pang that I had never felt before.” – Alan Bradley Moving abroad is really scary. You’re alone in a new place where you don’t know anyone. Now, I never got homesick…

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    Bath // Travel With Me

    “Oh, who can ever be tired of Bath?” – Jane Austen As I’m writing the beginning of this blog post, I’m sitting in a Starbucks in Bath. And I feel fantastic. This city might just be my favourite city in England that…

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    Escape to the Mountains – Peak District

    As I said in my travel diary of North Yorkshire, I came to the Peak District a day early. And I left four days early. I wasn’t in a great mood when I got there, and the weather forecast didn’t…

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    How do you live with a host family?

    It can be really hard to live with a family that you’re not related to. Every family has their own way of doing things (and annoying little habits. You have to get used to those. So, here are eight tips…

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    Camping in Penzance

    When I first told people I was going to go camping, they all looked at me in complete shock. And I get why. I’ve never really been one for sleeping in a tent. I did it a couple of times…

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