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 →

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 →

Making Memories

Today, a year ago I would have never imagined having been in nine different countries in nine months. From the start, one of the main reasons I came to The Netherlands was to travel. I started investing my time and saving up most of my money for travelling, but what I got in return was... Continue Reading →

Adventure after Adventure

Two years ago if someone had told me I would be in the Netherlands at one point traveling and experiencing new things I would have told them they are such big joker. Since I was a little girl, the Netherlands has been my dream, learning more on land reclamation, wheat planting, cheese, and windmills made... Continue Reading →

Boy, oh Boy!

Where do I even begin with the 9- lettered word, Au Pairing? My year started off quite unconventional. I immensely struggled to find my feet as an 18 year old in this daring world that waits for no one. So many things surfaced as problematic and in complete honesty, au pair to au pair, this... Continue Reading →

The Metamorphosis

'You are so brave!' 'You are so lucky!' These are the words mostly uttered to me by people back home. When they hear and see the places I travel to or people I meet. I am sure many au pairs can relate. I’m sure it happens to you too. I realized how lucky we as... Continue Reading →

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