I did not get the legal sec job. As two weeks have passed I more or less assumed that anyway, but the feedback was all very positive. In the end they went with someone who had more appropriate experience, which is quite sensible. So this means a few more months of poo and tantrums I guess. There probably is some disappointment but frankly I'm too exhausted to feel it right now.
I think I need to buckle down now and honour my first intention, which was at least six months' nannying, while improving my French. That's a lot of poo. Or, beacoup de caca.