Het is echt heel leuk!

I am Ellie Lotter. So I’m in my 8th month of being an Au Pair, and goodness me what a journey it has been. In these eight months I have laughed till my tummy hearts, I have cried a river and I started to love like I never thought I would. My Au Pair journey... Continue Reading →

Anecdotes from the Au Pair Life

Less than a year ago, while sitting in a gymnasium and staring at the last question of my final Physics exam, I realised something… besides not having a clue as to how I should attempt the question, I also didn't have a sliver of a clue as to what I really wanted to do with... Continue Reading →

Facing Fears

One of my favourite quotes reads “F-E-A-R has two meanings: Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours”. These few words have stuck with me throughout my au pair experience because I find it relates a lot to many situations you go through as an au pair. It’s easy to... Continue Reading →

Stay (9600km from) home

“Yes that looks fun but I’ll do it in summer”. If I had a euro for every time those words echoed through my mind, I wouldn’t necessarily be rich but I would definitely be able to swap a good amount of long walks across Amsterdam for tram rides. Au Pairs seem to be doing quite... Continue Reading →

The Unexpected

My year so far has been nothing but unexpected. The first 3 months were so surreal I couldn’t believe I was in Europe, au pairing no less. My first time overseas. I had decided to au pair overseas so I could gain perspective, independence and grow as a person. I have achieved all of those... Continue Reading →

Die Klein Dogtertjie Droom

Dit het alles begin by 'n klein dogtertjie wat in 'n klas kamer gesit en lysies gemaak het. 'n Lysie met al die lande wat sy wou besoek, 'n droom wat  so ontmoontlik gelyk het maar tog so moonlik geword het as gevolg van die passie wat sy gehad het.  Die passie wat haar gedryf... Continue Reading →

One Hell of a Ride

Picture yourself standing in front of that huge sign on your first day “HIGH SCHOOL”. Now imagine telling that little girl that once you get through this, you’ll be making your way through Europe. Tell that little girl that you’re going to send yourself to a country, knowing no more than 1 other person, and... Continue Reading →

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