Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Arrived Safely in Dubai

Arrived safely in Dubai with one of three checked bags. Because of the fuel spill in Toronto before we left, we were delayed by almost 2 hours, this made my connection in Amsterdam very tight (20 minutes) so they know where my luggage is, resting in Amsterdam, and will arrive here tomorrow late morning.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Stuck at the airport!

Well as many of you know I was leaving for Dubai this evening. However as the plane was pushing back a fuel spill was discovered and we are all now sitting in the airport waiting to see if the problem can be fixed. As my travel neighbor said, "better now than at 35,000 feet over the ocean!". More to follow once I have some news!

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Sunday, September 25, 2011


It is Sunday morning and I am now preparing to leave for the airport to return to Toronto. I was honoured and very proud to be the Key Note Speaker at this years Association of Premier Nanny Agencies. It has been a very exciting event. My address was called "How to meet and exceed the expectations of High Net Worth Employers"

Thank you to the board of directors and APNA members for such a warm and kind reception.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A Fun Picture!

Last week I was doing a photo shoot for Canadian Business Magazine and this was one of the out takes when we were done. I LOVE this picture and wanted to share it with all of you.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Clean Dishes Get Their Start In A Clean Dishwasher

Do I really need to clean my dishwasher, why and how does one clean a dishwasher?
Signed Perplexed

Dear Perplexed,
Believe it or not, you actually really do need to clean your dishwasher, and ideally this should be done monthly. But the good news is that it is simple to do.

1. Remove all dishes from the dishwasher including any debris you may find in the bottom. Pour the white vinegar into the empty dishwasher. Do not use soap.

2. Turn the dishwasher on to the highest heat setting and run a full cycle.

Ideally the temperature should reach 140 degrees Fahrenheit or higher for a full seven minutes to fully kill all of the bacteria and disinfect the dishwasher.

3. Clean the door gasket, door edge and seal on a weekly basis with a damp cloth to remove food particles and other debris.

4. Check for hard water deposits and clean spray arms on deep cleans to ensure that the spray arms are unobstructed.