Monthly Archives: November 2016

Experience of being an Au Pair. Part 3: Reflections.

Reflecting on what I gained (other than 3 accidental tacky fridge magnets) from my experience in Almansa, and what I’d change in the future.


Experience of being an Au Pair. Part 2: My month in Almansa.

Flooding the bathroom, partying until 7am with the Dad and mistaking watermelon for sangria. The highlights and struggles of my month with a Spanish family…

Experience of being an Au Pair. Part 1: Finding a family.

The first of 3 posts about my experience of being an au pair. This is my experience of finding a family, and the offers I had to decline! (A childless, middle-aged, Italian man being one…) My recommendations for websites to use and important things to consider before booking your flights.

Poem: Remember, Remember?

“Catherine Wheel wasn’t alone in losing her spark that night…”

Nail Idea: Bonfire Night

I’ve had quite a few attempts at firework nails over various bonfire nights and New Year’s Eves, but I think I’ve finally found quite an easy way to make them look pretty.

The Body Shop Christmas Launch 2016

Tonight, thanks to The Body Shop and UoM BlogSoc, I was able to browse the 2016 Christmas bath and beauty products at The Trafford Centre store. I could have spent all night orbiting the exciting new products, but had to allow some time for a skin consultation and make-over too! The Body Shop provide detailed recommendations of skincare products according […]