Make your list happen.

As au pairs I feel we all have a list: a list of things we want to accomplish, do and taste in our gap-year, but mostly places we want to see. Being an au pair in the Netherlands gives you a jump on most of the places on almost everybody's list because traveling from the... Continue Reading →

Bonding over Belgian Chocolates & Beers

One of the biggest privileges of my stay in the Netherlands (which just passed the 7-month mark now) was having my parents visit me in April! Not only did I get to explore different parts of the Netherlands I haven’t been too, but I also got to road trip to Belgium for a weekend… with... Continue Reading →

The Little bits of Heaven

My journey began in Eindhoven with a late bus, misty mornings and a little bit of heaven that is also known as trees. Me and my friend, Sam was travelling to Antwerp, Belgium with our backpacks and supermarket breadrolls. Our first time leaving the Netherlands since we started with au pairing. The road was breathtaking.... Continue Reading →

Soetgoed en “Support”

Au pair is nie ‘n alleensport nie! Dit het ek onmiddellik besef toe ek twee maande gelede hier in Nederland aangekom het – dít, en dat ek baie meer geld op eetgoed gaan spandeer as wat ek beplan het. Leer sommer nou al: alles lyk so lekker, want alles IS so lekker. Hallo daar. My... Continue Reading →

Avonture en Waarhede

Op 'n warm somers aand is ek oppad na O.R. Tambo Internationale lughawe met klomp gemengde gevoelens. Opgewondenheid oor alles wat voorlê. Om my asemrowende gesin te ontmoet vir die eerste keer. Hartseer omdat ek die mense waarvoor ek die liefste is moet agtertelos. Positiewiteit want dis 'n nuwe jaar, 'n nuwe begin en ek... Continue Reading →

Bratwurst, borders & beer

When I heard that I had a holiday coming up, my mind immediately ventured to one place. A special country I had to return to... Germany! Working as an au pair in Europe, most certainly has its advantages. You are at the centre of a spectrum of cultures and all you have to do to... Continue Reading →


Hi, I am Simoné. Nice to meet you! I moved to Amsterdam 5 months ago to be an Au Pair. Living in Amsterdam has been such an amazing opportunity to emerge into different cultures and experience everyone’s acceptance of one another The Netherlands has a great functioning transport system which makes it very accessible for... Continue Reading →

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