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 :-)


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 :-)

What is an Au Pair?

Hi guys,

When I talk to people about what I do here in Dublin and tell them that I’m an au pair, I find that they have all kinds of different ideas about what that really is. What is an au pair? It all depends who you ask. My new video shows different answers from different people and my own thoughts, too, after four months on the job.

What’s an au pair? Watch my new video and find out!

Talk to you soon!


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