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Re: Baby & Toddler in Same Room, Crazy to Consider It?

My daughters are 18 months apart and have been in the same bedroom since my youngest was 5 months old. The first week was a complete nightmare, they constantly woke each other up, bedtime was a long drawn out battle and I found it hard to remember why on earth we were putting ourselves through it. T...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 7
Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:06 pm

Re: Have you been burgled & insurance co won't pay?

Was interested to read about your experience with L&V. We recently returned after 3 years overseas to a very large damp patch on the kitchen wall, the management company's contractor quoted 2.5k to fix it so we called L&V to see if our insurance would cover it. We were told to make an appointment wi...
Replies: 27
Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:31 am

Re: Any advice for renting your property?

We have lived abroad for just over 2 years now and have rented out our family home in Balham. We didn't use a letting agent/management company for the first year and although we got slightly more money it was horrible dealing with nasty tenents. It all get rather stressful and they ended up moving o...
Replies: 9
Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:06 am

Re: Trunki - worth buying?

We bought them for our daughters (now 5 and 7) 2 years ago when we moved to Botswana. I'd always thought they were a pointless gimmick and would prove too bulky but they have been utterly brilliant. The kids pull/ride on them when we fly (steering is an issue but that certainly adds excitement to lo...
Replies: 6
Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:04 am

Re: Anyone used Balham Glass and Joinery?

I used them once years ago and they were fine, however I live on the same road as their workshop and have watched their vans repeatedly speed up and down Cavendish road, weaving dangerously in and out of the chicanes as children stream out of school. They also hammer down Weir road ignoring the spee...
Replies: 15
Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:52 am

Re: Photography lessons & first Camera

I'm sensing a theme here but my husband also bought me a digital SLR for my birthday which I used on automatic for several years. I then signed up for an adult education evening class at Francis Xavier College, I think it was part of Lambeth continuing education courses. I was so lucky to end up on ...
Replies: 5
Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:50 am

Re: Recommended Builders or Not as the Case may be

I think it is so sad that this building firm went to so much effort to get people to dispute the original post, yet have obviously not made any effort to sort out the problems with this job. I know it is very difficult for small firms when people post negative feedback about them but one way to avoi...
Replies: 25
Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:06 am

Child friendly safari

I'm a 'Balham Mum' but currently living in Botswana and I just had the most amazing and child friendly holiday in South Africa with my 2 little ones (4 and 5) and wanted to let people know about it. It is certainly not a cheap holiday but for those who want to go on safari and have kids it is perfec...
Replies: 0
Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:33 am

Re: Central Heating Engineers - recommendations?

A don't rather than a do I'm afraid. We had the unfortunate experience of using Gas 24 this year and would suggest that no one goes near them. We had to use them because our boiler insurance company sent them but they insisted our system needed a power flush, at £700 + VAT which, of course, they co...
Replies: 2
Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:12 am

Re: Boot Camp Needed!

I've used fit for a princess and loved it. Couldn't really move for the rest of the day but certainly felt like I got value for my money!
Forum: Wellbeing
Replies: 8
Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:44 pm

Re: Recommendation for a Gardener

My neighbour and I both used Soul Gardener and thought they were brilliant. Would not hesitate to recommend them. Put up a fence for us as well as doing garden and worked 2 12 hour days, completing the job in the dark. Garden and fence looked fab and they were professional, considerate and reliable.
Replies: 54
Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:40 pm

House Clean ready for rental needed, SW12

We are about to move abroad and I want our house fully cleaned ready for our new tenants. I'd rather not pay the earth but I do want the job done properly, skirting boards, ceiling corners and all the other places they think I'm not going to look. I think I'd rather pay a bit more and actually have ...
Replies: 3
Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:29 pm

Re: Does anyone know any good Caterers for a Party?

Mimosa in Herne Hill are totally amazing. There is a Deli on Half Moon Lane but they also do catering. They did buffet and canapes for my wedding 6 years ago and I've used them for 2 naming ceremonies and several other events since. They were way cheaper than any other caterers I looked at and organ...
Forum: Activities
Replies: 11
Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:24 am

Re: Balance bikes - are they worth it?

My daughter was given a like a bike for her 3rd birthday and after initially refusing to even get on the thing because it was not pink she soon got the hang of it and was bombing round all over the place. I was very unconvinced by it as I would have gone down the more traditional tricycle/then stabi...
Replies: 5
Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:11 am

Re: Driving Instructor - patient and very efficient

After finding out that I was moving to Africa at the end of July I finally accepted I had to pass my driving test. I am now 32, but have had blocks of lessons at 17 and in my 20s. I was petrified of driving, have had awful experiences with many instructors and actually got both my children up the es...
Replies: 2
Mon May 10, 2010 2:02 pm