the au pair chronicles, or we’re not in narnia anymore mr. tumnus

I started writing about my former life as an au pair without giving it much thought, and—whoops!—the serial has already grown fat and enormous, with no end in sight. I, on the other hand, grow wearing of listing the previous posts in each entry, but want everyone to be able to follow along. And a index is born.

For those of you just tuning in, once upon a time I was an au pair (read: nanny, read: live-in babysitter) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany for a rather rich, rather eccentric family of seven. Fresh from the proofreader’s desk and into a rather awkward trial-by-fire initiation into German culture of about ten months. (At which point I called wedding and fled for earth in the escape pod.) Below you’ll find links to each post, as they are posted and each post will have a link to the index. Guten Apetit.

Part One: Once Upon a Time in A Faraway Land

Part Two: Left

Part Three: And Leaving

Part Four: The Risks of Time Travel

Part Five: The Origins of Hazing

Part Six: In the Margins

Part Seven: When I Was Batman

Part Eight: Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater

Part Nine: The Cookie Monster

Part Ten: Beware the Typewriter, for She Shall Smite Thee

Part Eleven: Dirty Laundry

Part Twelve: Cyprus: Urlaub Unter Freunden

Part Thirteen: Cyprus: Back to the Place You’re Longing For

Part Fourteen: Cyprus: Escape to Larnaka

Part Fifteen: Snapshots From Bottom Street

Part Sixteen: Happy Birthday, I Hate You, Goodnight

Part 19: The Swarm

Part 18: Welcome to the Monkey House

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  5. Jade: Yup, that’s why I put that note up there in bold. Going to be a bit slow with getting the links up to date, what with the babe keeping me from the computer…

  6. Alrighty. Just wasn’t sure if you were aware. 🙂 Have fun with the babeh!

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  14. I moved to Germany as an Au Pair 2 months ago and stumbled upon your blog a couple of days ago. What can I say, it’s brilliant. So well written. Reading it really made me smile.

    A big thumbs up from me 🙂

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