Category Archives: Thoughts

10 reasons you should probably meet a family in their home before you agree to be their live-in nanny…

I recently took a job that I thought was a great fit for me. I met the mum and kids (all 5 of them) in a local McDonalds, where they seemed nice, friendly, the kids of people I would get … Continue reading

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How do you solve a problem like Maria? [I miss her]

It’s been 2 weeks since Maria left me. This is what a broken heart feels like. You wake up in the morning, reach for your phone, and realise that that special person who has been by your side every step … 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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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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Looking back [reflecting on 6 months in the USA]


Highlights from my first 6 months in the USA!

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Happy ‘Stralya Day [from the other side of the world]

I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains. I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea, Her beauty and her terror – The wide brown land for me! … Continue reading

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Just a little sidetrack to snowsville…

I know I am nearly 3 weeks behind on finishing up my Florida blogs (I know, soon, I promise!) but I just wanted to take a minute out to expand on something I said my last blog. I love snow. … Continue reading

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What to expect in your first month! [Advice for new Au Pair’s]

So for anyone about to become an au pair, or considering being an au pair, what should you expect in your first month as an au pair? I’ve been here 3 weeks now (wow!) and so here are some of … Continue reading

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Jet Lag, the devil of the travel world…

Good morning from Long Island, NY. And by morning I mean 4:40am. Yes, you read that right! Let me tell you about jet lag – something that up until this trip to the USA (and this is my 3rd time … Continue reading

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Making Memories…

18 days. 18 days. 18 days. It’s strange being in a different mindset to everyone else going on this adventure with me. There are 7 of us in total flying out of Sydney in 18 days, 7 of us taking … Continue reading

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