Au pair , general assistant wanted ,rural EastClare
A mentally active , but physically disabled writer , historian ,environmentalist , Onetime teacher/lecturer ( English - as a foreign language - , Geography , History ) publisher etc. ,I need to have someone with me or on call almost all the time mainly due to my propensity for falling . He needs to be companionable , sympathetic, willing ,open minded ,honest male prepared to travel and to live a multi-facetted time ‘as family’ but dedicated to me as personal assistant , for I suffered polio aged six .My wife and I live with one small dog and our au pair is offered his own adjoining apartment of sitting room , bedroom and bathroom with shower etc . ,a TV and internet facilities . He is encouraged to share our life as is reasonable . With a large garden, our house faces Ireland’s large Lough Derg in a welcoming neighbourhood , equidistant to Galway , Limerick and Ennis but with little public public transport . Our son and his family live live their own lives nearby . My main activities include travel ( Throughout Ireland and , to a lesser extent , Europe mostly for researching books etc ) gardening , history , cuisine and DIY . I am easy going and enjoy sharing debate ,humour etc. I do my best to encourage my assistants to develop their own talents . A D.Litt , FRGS etc , I enjoy life’s discoveries and look forward to welcoming my new assistant and to sharing our lives ; previous au pairs having had interesting and fulfilling times.