The Whirlwind that Was Summer 2015

As I write this I am currently back in Madrid, sat on the sofa of the hostel where I have somehow ended up working, waiting to hear if I have a job as an auxiliar de conversacion, and feeling pretty damn awesome. How I ended up here can only be described as a ridiculously fun but exhausting whirlwind summer holiday that started at my old university and ended with an hour and 45 minute delayed flight back to Spain…

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REVIEW: Life as an Au Pair

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 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!

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Part II: The Highlights ~ Earning my BA from Royal Holloway, University of London.

My last post was a thought I’d been dwelling on for a while now, but I can’t help but think it looks like I’ve left RHUL with a sour taste in my mouth. I didn’t, and there were plenty of splendid moments… These were the best bits:

  • Donning a Toga and trekking round the local pubs in the cold, making friends for life in the Classical Society.
  • Getting the Excellence Scholarship & funding 3 eye-opening trips with it.
  • Attending the “Why Defend Education?” Debate and having my first taste of activism.
  • Sprinting back to Runnymede after the  infamous Mummy Drinking Game.
  • Being diagnosed as Dyslexic.
  • November 11th 2014 Student Protest.
  • Writing my first Archaeology essay in the Principle’s Boardroom @ The Occupation.
  • The Occupation.
  • Lobbying the College council.

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