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Space Rocket Blasts Off...

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AtheneNoctua Fri 22-Aug-08 17:32:51

Oh Jura, come talk to us....

jura Fri 22-Aug-08 18:12:09

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AtheneNoctua Fri 22-Aug-08 18:17:30


Good luck.

(((virtual hugs)))

oi Fri 22-Aug-08 18:24:05


oi Fri 22-Aug-08 18:26:04

(tis foxinsocks being nosey)

nannynick Fri 22-Aug-08 18:49:55

Have things with Space Rocket been bad today Jura? Guess by your comment that it has come to termination time. Good luck with that. Do tell us all about it, once the deed is done.

jura Fri 22-Aug-08 20:22:35

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jura Fri 22-Aug-08 22:19:51

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squiffy Fri 22-Aug-08 23:14:26

Do you need a driver? If not, I know of a great french girl who I think is still looking..19, law student. 6 months.

HarrietTheSpy Fri 22-Aug-08 23:36:03

I'm curious whether you've gone off the whole au pair idea, back to nanny.

nannynick Sat 23-Aug-08 00:43:13

Good to hear that she agreed it wasn't working.
So where does that now leave you... another au-pair, nanny, or some other soluition?

AtheneNoctua Sat 23-Aug-08 13:56:37

Is that all we get? Not exactly the juicey bit of I gossip I was poised for.

Oh well, glad she took it well.

Soooooo..... what is plan B? au pair? nanny? Become a SAHM? grin

jura Sat 23-Aug-08 14:08:33

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imananny Sat 23-Aug-08 15:58:17

OH no Jura (hugs)

though think it is for the best - hope you find someone soon x

*waves bye to space rocket*

MrsWobble Sat 23-Aug-08 18:41:00

Hi Jura - sorry to hear it hasn't worked out. Our last nanny left in May and we have survived intact since then but I do think that we may reconsider our summer holiday arrangements for next year. Our present approach (daily cleaner who does the school collection and cooks tea) works well in term time but the children need a little more attention in the holidays than she is trained/equipped to give them and I'm left feeling a bit guilty about not being there more.

In my experience the first week of any new arrangement is fraught and it generally settles down a bit thereafter - but I've never had anyone forget to feed the children and it sounds like your troubles weren't just teething problems.

Hopefully you'll get sorted soon - I don't envy you the horrible process of change.

jura Sat 23-Aug-08 19:36:16

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squiffy Sun 24-Aug-08 07:23:33

<Prepares cup of tea, adjusts specatcles, waits...>

chelsygirl Sun 24-Aug-08 07:49:32

jura, what a pity you can't find anyone decent

are you in London? have you tried any nanny agencies?

and athene, are you uwila. I recognise your profile?

AtheneNoctua Sun 24-Aug-08 09:22:08

yep, 'tis I. smile

imananny Sun 24-Aug-08 09:43:11

*waits patiently* as well - though from what you said, the problems WEREN'T teething ones!!

chelsygirl Sun 24-Aug-08 10:36:39


Millarkie Sun 24-Aug-08 11:04:45

Oh No Jura. I've been following your posts as we have just made the transition from nanny to au pair too. Hope you can find a replacement soon (one on planet Earth this time). Good luck.

jura Sun 24-Aug-08 12:12:59

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jura Sun 24-Aug-08 17:49:38

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jura Sun 24-Aug-08 21:24:54

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