Saturday , August 13 2022

House Management

Interview With A Caregiver

I met “C” about a decade ago. He came to the office I was working in at the time with a charming lady for whom he was caregiving. There are a few things I recall from our meeting. The first is that I was struck by a male working in …

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The Honourable House Manager: An Interview

I recall when I first spoke with “Sam.” [I am using a pseudonym for the purposes of discretion and maintaining the privacy of the individuals involved in “Sam’s” story] At the time, over 12 years ago, I was working for my previous employer and interviewing House Managers for an important …

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The Magic behind an Estate Garden

What do top gardens do when working on an estate

Managing the Horticulture on a private estate comes with a huge level of responsibility. It is often played down by most, but the reality is somewhat very different. Estate and Manor magazine caught up with Carl Donnelly who specialises in the Management of Horticultural design and maintenance on private estates. …

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A Guide to being a Domestic Employer

Deciding to take on a nanny can seem like a daunting task. Choosing the right person to look after your precious children is taxing enough without realising that you now need to become a domestic employer with responsibilities towards your nanny, an ‘employee’. This is a step by step guide …

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Roses to Ward off Pesky Paparazzi

Roses to Ward off Pesky Paparazzi Juliet:“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” Shakespeare told us that an aromatic rose is still a rose in it’s little rose soul, no matter what name you give it.  This much, I …

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