A month and a half after I began my life as an Au Pair, I left my host family. By the new year two of my closest amigas did the same, and the Facebook Groups were rife with others following our footsteps. Here I write about my experience leaving and my advice for those of you wanting to do the same. Continue reading “Life as an Au Pair ~ When to Leave and How to Do so.”
Having spent one academic year as an au pair, there is a lot I wish I´d have known before I signed up for the job. Here is my list of questions you should ask yourself before deciding if it is right for you:
My 10 months as an Au Pair have ended, and although overall I’d say it was a positive experience, as with any job it did not come without its nuisances and disappointments. Here is my very honest review of those ups and downs, what I think when I look now at the aupairworld.com website that first drew me to au pairing in the first place, and my advice for those thinking of giving it a go themselves… Beware, it’s a long’n!
“Here I will stay”
The wonderful thing about living in Spain has got to be the heaps of public holidays and PUENTES. They are the best, and seeing as I work 7 days a week I try and squeeze everything I can out of them. In March I visited Segovia & Teledo; two small historic cities just half an hour from Madrid…
I came here to Madrid with learning Spanish as my number 1 priority. It was why I decided to become an Au Pair first (rather than teach English) as I was told that this would be the best way to immerse myself in the language and culture.
I made a mistake.
Before Christmas the pangs of homesickness made me feel a little lost and pessimistic about life here in Spain’s capital. However, since returning and getting back into the swing of things, I can honestly say I’m having a freaking awesome time.