Sometimes it’s just hard (or how you handle it when you’re missing your boyfriend)

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. – Winnie the Pooh.”IMG_4092

You’re in another country for a longer time and have a boyfriend at home? It’s not easy, is it? And if you’re expecting a solution for this problem in this blog post, I’m sorry but I have to disappoint you. I don’t have a solution. When you love a person, you’ll miss them. That’s just the way it is and sometimes it’s hard. Continue reading

Things that make me fall in love with Ireland

IMG_3244Hi guys,

When I chose Ireland as my host country with the plan of living here for 6 months, I was pretty sure that it would be a beautiful country and that I would love it. I’m happy to report that I was totally right. There are a lot of things that I love here in Ireland and in Dublin. It’s just a beautiful country.  But what exactly has made me fall in love with it? I’ll tell you: Continue reading

Homesick – what can I do?

Hi guys,

When you’re in another country, far away from home, your family, your friends, your boyfriend – sometimes you feel homesick. (It’s only natural.) I felt especially homesick in the first week I was here in Dublin and sometimes I have moments when this feeling comes back. But this is not so bad, and I’ve found different ways of dealing with the homesickness problem. In my video I want to share my tips about what you can do when you’re feeling homesick. If you have more ideas, feel free to share them here on the blog!

Thanks and talk to you soon!

Ellen

How to find friends in your host country?

Hi guys,

One important thing, when you’re far away from home and having your au pair adventure, is to find friends. Friends can turn a day that starts out difficult into one of the best days of your life. And it’s so much more fun to discover a country together with others. But if you’re starting out all alone in a new place, how do you take the first steps and get to know new people?IMG_0523 Continue reading

How to find the right language school?

Hi guys,

To get the most out of my au pair stay in Ireland, I want to take part in a language course. Of course I’m improving my English all the time in my daily life here – when I’m talking to my host family, to other au pairs and people I meet, or when I go out to a pub or café. But a language course helps at another level to learn new vocabulary and the right grammar. Plus, it gives me the chance to meet other peoples from other cultures who also want to improve their English skills. Continue reading