Stalk Me (No, Actually)…A Day in the Life…

Well considering today is the two month anniversary of Overpacked and Underpaid, I thought that you and I would…you know…get to know eachother a little more…intimately. Here, I found your mind, I think you dropped it in the gutter… Boom boom! I’ll let myself out… Anyway all of you lovelies that actually read my posts, (andContinue reading “Stalk Me (No, Actually)…A Day in the Life…”

Walk the walk…

As a companion to my “Talk the talk..” post, I thought I’d give you some handy tips about what you should ask the people you’re going to be staying with pre-departure. I obviously failed miserably at this, I was met at the airport to find the family had a third son I had completely no ideaContinue reading “Walk the walk…”

Talk the talk…

So being the all around kind and giving person I am (just call me your fairy godmother), here are some useful Spanish words and phrases for all you wannabe au pairs…or for those of you that just want to brush up on your vocab… ¡Ven aqui! – Come here ¡Venga! – Come ¡Mira! – LookContinue reading “Talk the talk…”

We no speak Americano…

According to the little girl I’ve been looking after, my English is terrible and I’m not from England. Me and her dad had a good old chuckle about this. In all seriousness though, if this trip has shown me anything, its how bloody awful my Spanish is. I’d like to think I was one ofContinue reading “We no speak Americano…”

Siesta fiesta…

I came up with the idea for this post at three in the morning. Why? You ask me… It’s because I had a bloody siesta yesterday. Siestas are much like the Child Catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang…they lure you in with the promise of two shiny hours sleep and then bam, you’re lying awakeContinue reading “Siesta fiesta…”

And I would walk five hundred miles…

And I would walk five hundred more…*sings obnoxiously in hideously inaccurate Scottish accent* If there was a memo, I’ve missed it. I don’t understand. The practise seemed even more prevalent in Laredo… Since I’ve been here I’ve noticed that its a “thing” for three quarters of the beach population to walk, nay stride, purposely upContinue reading “And I would walk five hundred miles…”