Tuesday, September 22, 2015

More... Or Less....

The New Nanny....

I hope you will be able to forgive Raymond, Dear Readers, for his very unkind opinion of Daphne. As far as he was concerned, she had No right whatsoever to be a part of her child's life! She had given up that right when she had walked... no, run, out of the Lawyer's office, abandoning her child all those years ago. That she had not signed any papers giving up her rights was beside the point. At least this is what he told himself, even though it was a weak point legally. In his heart he was convinced that any woman who would abandon her child to strangers did not deserve the right to share that child's life, did not deserve to be a Mother to that child. Even so, he was not completely surprised to see Renee's ...... no he would not refer to her as Renee's Mother..... ! ... but to see "That woman" again... and in the parlor talking with Yvonne and Guillaume....! No, it did not surprise him, but it made him angry instead! He glared at her, but she was watching Guillaume and Yvonne and seemed to not notice him at all.

He was about to speak to her when Guillaume spoke again.
"Renee ....needs ....her Mother...." he repeated.

Yvonne had been so overcome by hearing Guillaume speak 
after all those months and years of silence, 
that she really had not listened to What he said!
"Ah, my darling," she said, "You are so right!"
"And we need a Nanny...!" she added.

And turning to Raymond, she declared 
"We will hire her to be our new Nanny!"
"Provisionally, of course," she added as she looked at Daphne, 
"while we see how everyone gets along."

"The Nanny....?" stammered Daphne, completely taken by surprise!
And at the same moment Raymond spoke up...
"I beg your pardon, Madame, 
but I cannot approve of this action!" he declared.

"My dear Raymond," said Yvonne,
"Guillaume is right...!"
"But it sets a terrible, perhaps irreversible, precedent...!" replied Raymond.

"But I think it is our best option for now...." said Madame.

Raymond looked to Guillaume, 
but Guillaume was watching ..."that woman".
"Please...." he whispered hoarsely as he gazed at Daphne. 

And just at that moment Renee ran into the room.
"Ray-Ray..." she called excitedly... 
"Cook says we are going to have chicken....!" she exclaimed.

"Raymond, you must introduce the new Nanny..." declared Yvonne.
"And show her where everything is..." she added.

Daphne stared at the young Lawyer... Raymond.... 
who seemed to dislike her so...
yet clearly was her child's... Renee's... trusted friend,
and felt an unwelcome stab of jealousy! 
This man clearly had the love of her Daughter...
while she was just a stranger.... 
and was to be hired as the new Nanny!
And yet, as she gazed into the eyes of her child... 
she knew that she would do anything...
Anything at all to be able to spend time with her!
"Renee," said Raymond... "Say 'hello' to your new Nanny...."
"Miss....?" and he hesitated, for he didn't know her name.
"O'Malley...Daphne O'Malley" said Daphne.

And leaning down to Renee she said 
"I am so delighted to meet you!"

Well, Dear Readers, I hope you will understand....
More or Less....
That with the hiring of the Nanny....
Daphne's story continues!




  1. Great instalment, Betsy. I'm not quite sure what to make of the new nanny yet - I'm braced for a twist in the tale...

  2. Hello Betsy,
    very nice story and beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing

  3. Bonjour Betsy,
    quelle histoire!! C'est un vrai plaisir de la suive. La tapisserie sur le mur est magnifique.

  4. Я почти заплакала! Какая трогательная сцена!

  5. Hello Betsy,
    Things are starting to get really good...it's like watching Another World back in the day. I can't wait to see what happens.
    Big hug,

  6. The plot gets romantic. I love the photos. What a nice way to tell a story.
    Hugs, Drora

  7. Hi Betsy! Have I ever told you that you are a really good story teller, huh, yes I already did...? Oh well, then I'll do it again ;)! It's really a great story and I love the pictures of Now the miniature scenes, it makes the story even more exciting :)! And again: we'll have to wait to see what will happen now.......
    Hugs, Ilona

  8. Your imagination seems to have no limits! Good the story goes this way for we will read a few more chapters for sure! :) I love it! And of course I can't wait for more!

  9. Wonderful story I almost forgot they were not real. The pictures are fantastic and really make your story so alive. Looking forward to the next chapter.
    Hugs Maria

  10. Poor Daphne. I can't imagine the pain of being a stranger to your own child but I have a feeling that Raymond and Renee's feeling for her will change over time =0D

  11. We have to consider that a single woman having a baby, with no idea how she will care for the child, can become desperate and resort to desperate measures which she will certainly live to regret. Tell that to Raymond! As a man, he may never be able to understand, much less empathise, with Daphne.
    Love, Mom

  12. I've only recently "tuned in" to your story, but already I find it fascinating. The scene arrangements are so realistic, and of course your story telling is wonderful; I'm looking forward to the next installment.

  13. What a wonderful new episode... although I feel very sorry for Daphne. Becoming the Nanny of her own child in a household where everybody is looking down on her... well, I count on Guillaume... and on Raymond to be still able to learn that things or not always black or white. And guess what - I can't hardly await the next episode! ;O)


  14. Estupenda manera de contar historias y unas fotos muy bonitas donde disfrutamos de las minis.
    Un abrazo

  15. Phooey! Raymond is a stuffed shirt! I love this; your vignettes are incredible, your imagination of the highest quality! So so grateful that I get to read through it, even so much later! But time is what it is, right?