Monthly Archives: July 2011

Secret Diary: Confessions of a Manhattan Nanny

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I arrived in New York, aged 27, for a holiday – and stayed.  Nanny friends got me a job; I had no experience (I’d never actually held a baby before), but I had an English accent, which Upper East Siders … Continue reading

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Task: Volunteer

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I just received a thank-you card from my nephew Milo for a birthday present.  He had drawn some creatures from his imagination; a double headed mushroom tortoise, a crocodile starfish, and a light bulb fish.  I was lost in admiration … Continue reading

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Task: make-up make-over I and II

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This task may not be the most dynamic but Oh My Actual God, I need a make-up make-over.  The last time I approached the most glamorous make up counter at the most glamorous store, I left looking like Ziggy Stardust, … Continue reading

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Task: Aerial Silks

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Major setback (Parts I and II).  I was, er, flying high after the trapeze because I realised how much fun exercise used to be.  And can be again.  This is big news.  I’ve tried the gym – I don’t enjoy … Continue reading

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