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Friday, 22 February 2008

Lessons...

I am so very experienced by now with regard to the correct way to accommodate an au pair in my home. I shall not make the same mistake twice!

Last year I purchased a cumbersome double decker bicycle in order that our previous au pair Ana could transport my poppets to school in an environmentally friendly and yet unattractive manner (I am terribly eco-trendy aware). Far from developing the calves and biceps of an Olympic javelin thrower, she became toned, slim and pert. Her skin glowed and her hair lightened from cycling in the Summer sunshine and my munchkins delighted in her company more than mine. They looked like the family Von Trap each morning heading off down my drive singing merrily.

OHMYGOD.

This year I have insisted that our new au pair drives the ugly eco Prius. I shall drive the Audi Q7 to work in London each day from now on. Public transport is so very dangerous, and with the introduction of the new £25 per day congestion charge for enormous gas guzzling vehicles like mine, it shall be my pleasure to allow everyone in the empty car park at work observe just how very wealthy I am (sigh)!

Image is everything you know, hers and mine...

Please excuse me while I pop off to the Guardian online website to catch up with my nephew Max's blog about his travels on his gap year!

7 comments:

Rosie said...

Oh Dulwich Mum, how disappointing. Your Aldi Q7 doesn't even have blacked-out windows. These are so necessary these days for public displays of wealth.

aims said...

I'm so jealous - I work from home and don't have any children...sigh.

Nunhead Mum of One said...

That was you then, at the traffic lights by Dulwich College this morning....Charlie was convinced it wasn't you as your sunglasses weren't big enough.

dulwichmum said...

Lovely Rosie,

I did consider the tinted window option, but I feared that they would look too blintastic. Nevermind, the registration changes on 1st March, so I am off to the Audi showroom this very weekend to order a new model!

Darling Aims,

I would love to work from home with my feet in the footspa, guzling Chablis from my fridge! Can I send my poppets over to yours on a slow day - half term was hell! I am so sorry to sound ungrateful for the blessing that these munchkins clearly are - but you know me, I have a reputation to keep up!

Sweet Nunhead Mum of One,

OHMYGOD! Was that you? I couldn't see a thing with those glasses on, perhaps I should get myself a driver!

Nunhead Mum of One said...

Yes it was me....I was dazzled by your shiny car, how on earth do you manage to buff it so well without a driver?

dulwichmum said...

Darling Nunhead Mum of One,

My lovely housekeeper Albena buffs the cars for me, apparently she does wonders with an enormous pair of her old knickers and elbow grease... bless!

Potty Mummy said...

DM, you do have such an illustrious family. And am a little disappointed you don't have a driver already...