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 →

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 →

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 →

The Rollercoaster

It's been quite a while since I flew to the Netherlands to be an Au Pair. There's been ups and downs, tears and frowns, laughs and so many mixed emotions. I thought being an Au Pair is just a cultural exchange but it's not it's so much more. I thought to be an Au Pair... 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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