The end of an adventure or just a new beginning

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” Dr. Seuss

Hi guys,

My au pair stay is over and I’m back in Germany. So it’s time now for my last blog post and my last video.

I want to say thank you to everyone who has come along with me on this adventure, read my blog and watched my videos. Thank you also to a wonderful host family that has truly become a second family for me. Thanks to AuPairWorld and to all my colleagues for giving me this opportunity and helping me with the execution. Thanks to my friends and family for being involved in my adventure and giving me the support I needed when I sometimes felt homesick or discouraged.

So my last video is a little review of my au pair adventure, a time I will never forget. I hope you enjoy it:

Bye bye and all the best :-)

Ellen

My favourite places in Dublin

Hi guys,

My time as an au pair in Ireland is nearly over. So I thought it could be a nice idea to show you my favourite places here in Dublin, the city where I’ve spent one of the greatest times in my whole live. Hope my video let’s you see a little bit how nice it is here. :-)

And don’t forget to go to the storytelling night of my host dad here in Dublin 😉

 

Talk to you soon

Ellen :-)

Irish culture: Dancing and food

Hi guys,

For my latest video I went out to experience some new aspects of Irish culture – so I could report back to you.  This had me eating oysters (on the one hand) and step dancing (on the other) and of course watching the experts who can do it better than me. And better than reading about it here, take a look at the video. Hope you enjoy!

And talk to you soon!

Ellen :-)

Winners of the Instagram contest

Hi guys,

We were so impressed by the great photos that were sent in for our Instagram contest on the topic “My au pair stay in Ireland”. Thank you to all of the participants and we hope the winners enjoy their new AuPairWorld selfie sticks! Here are the winning photos for everyone to enjoy (with captions from me :-)).

In a second stage of the contest there’s now the chance for five participants to win 35 EURO gift certificates from Amazon. We’ll let the lucky winners know very soon!

More from me later!

Ellen :-)

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AuPairWorld Instagram contest: Win a selfie stick!

Hi guys,

Today I want to promote a cool Instagram contest from AuPairWorld that will take place in connection with my blog.

You (and 14 others) can win a high-quality selfie stick (one of the best gadgets for your au pair adventure I think). And in a second stage of the contest there’s also the chance for five participants to win 35 EURO gift certificates from Amazon. It’s not exactly the Lotto (I know), but it should be fun and the prizes are pretty nice. Continue reading

Another au pairing blog: everywheremel.com

Hi guys,

My blogging colleague Melanie runs an interesting blog all about au pairing at the website everywheremel.com. Melanie was an au pair in the USA and Australia and now is working as a nanny in London. On a regular basis, Melanie interviews au pairs in different countries and other persons involved in au pairing and presents these interviews as part of her blog. Recently she’s had interviews with au pairs in Sydney and Paris as well as with an au pair counsellor working in the USA.

And I’ve been saving the best for last ;-)… Melanie’s latest interview was with me (!) and it’s been published now at her site. You can take a look here at Ellen’s Interview and see what I have to tell. (FYI: The interview is in German.)

Talk to you soon,

Ellen :-)