Category Travel

Sightseeing in my own city: Manchester

This weekend, the family who I lived with as an au pair in summer last year visited us in Manchester. Initially, I was quite worried about how Manchester would ever compare to Valencia and I was absolutely praying for it not to rain. On Saturday we had sunshine and temperatures of nearly 20 degrees, so either the sun […]

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.