Monthly Archives: March 2012

Today is NOT a day for procrastinating…

There will be no blogs for the next few days, which is sad, because I do my best blog writing when I am supposed to be doing something else – namely writing papers for school. But, since my next paper, … Continue reading

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She said ‘I think I’ll go to Boston’ [the weekend that was]

The majority of my blogs have been about places I’ve travelled, things I’ve experienced away from my ‘home’ in the US, and concerts I’ve been to, but I’ve neglected to blog much about my day-to-day life and experiences here in … Continue reading

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Hitting the big TWO-OH-OH-OH-OH, Footy’s Back… oh, and so are HANSON!

Good morning from the comfy-ness of my bed. I don’t know how the clock feature works on this blog, but yes, I am blogging at 6am. Firstly, thanks to everyone who has read my blog over the last 18 months. … Continue reading

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Things to check out while I am being boring…

I know I haven’t posted in ages. I promise I’ll catch up soon. In the meantime, if you need a laugh, check THIS out. People are so dumb, I swear. My favorite is the one about the girl who thinks … Continue reading

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Au Pair Taxes – who, what, when, how, why?

April is “tax time”. The American tax year runs from January 01 until December 31 (unlike the Australian tax year that runs 1 July through to 30 June). Disclaimer: This is just a math calculation and does not actually qualify … Continue reading

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KONY 2012 – for real, or opportunistic?

Earlier this morning, this post was one calling people to watch the below video, and ‘do something’. Only a few hours later, it came across my mind that I’m not usually a person to act without researching – when I … Continue reading

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What are you looking for? [ripping to pieces the stats of usacyndistyle…]

So, as per my previous post, I am fascinated with the ‘stats’ of my website – how many people visit, what they read, and how they get here. Particularly that last one. See, wordpress kindly gives me a list of … Continue reading

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Read it? Love it? Leave a Comment!

Okay, so my blog has hit over 17,000 hits in the last 18 months, so on average, around 1000 hits a month (and really, more than that, because the first 10 months didn’t really get many hits at all!). I … Continue reading

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Au Pair FAQ’s (from the view of an Au Pair) – 16 COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

As a foreword to this post, I get a LOT of questions about au pairing, the Cultural Care Au Pair program, and everything to do with it. A lot of the same questions are asked over and over, and so … Continue reading

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Coming Face to Face with Magic [an evening with Jodi Picoult]

As some of you reading this will know, I love to read. My mom always tells me stories of how, as a young child, I would sit on the potty with a newspaper. Between the ages of 8 and 13, … Continue reading

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