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Re: Next door vegan neighbours objecting to us barbecuing

I agree it’s unreasonable for them to expect you to stop using the bbq altogether. However it sounds like you are using it an awful lot - every time you eat meat and fish, and year round? That would annoy me if I was your neighbour, and I’m a meat lover. It is a very strong smell. You say you don’t ...
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Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:31 am

Re: Help incredibly noisy kids behind me and to the side of me

Tricky. I don’t know what your letters and requests have said but in general I would say a specific, limited request will have most success. So rather than asking for “less noise” perhaps you could pinpoint one or two specific noises that bother you most and ask the parents to see if they can get th...
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Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:13 am

Re: Wall insulation options

If it’s a terraced period house it’s unlikely there is a cavity in the wall that you could fill. (Not sure about more modern terraces but suspect also unlikely). You’d need to apply some soundproofing material to your own wall. There’s lots of options, they vary in cost, effectiveness and ugliness! ...
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Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:23 pm

Re: Nutty's Children's Parties

We had one of Danny’s team for our daughter’s party a couple of years ago - Jack I think? He was brilliant, I’ve been meaning to recommend them but forgot sorry! Lovely imaginative party format, he managed to enthrall a room of 5 year olds by getting them involved in the “explorer story” and various...
Forum: Activities
Replies: 2
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:03 am

Re: Child behaviour issues? - Paediatrician needed

Diane Smyth is also recommended in this area, she may charge less than Daphne Keen I don’t know. First though I would suggest getting his ears checked again as glue ear can come and go with the seasons, maybe get it checked again mid winter after a few colds and you may find it’s back, or if not the...
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Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:29 pm

Re: Planning permission to install air conditioning in Wandsworth: who has experience? Recommended installers?

Hmm. The Ormeley road one has the a/c unit right up on the roof ridge, on anti vibration mounts. That’s a lot better from a noise perspective than having it on the rear facade or sitting on an extension roof which was what I’d pictured. Although still adds to the overall noise and heat pollution loc...
Replies: 10
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:26 pm

Re: Second hand baby bits? Is it the done thing?

Of course it’s ok! Mattress and car seat should be new but otherwise second hand is great for all the reasons mentioned above. Some second hand baby items have barely been used because that baby didn’t take to it or it was only used on holiday or at grandparents’ house. Where to look - well I would ...
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Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:39 am

Re: Planning permission to install air conditioning in Wandsworth: who has experience? Recommended installers?

If you do a search on the Wandsworth planning portal for “air conditioning” you’ll find some relevant applications. I believe the council will require you to specify the exact unit you will be using although I don’t know what spec are deemed acceptable (I imagine everyone chooses the quietest possib...
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Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:20 am

Re: Paediatric Neurologist Recommendations?

I can also recommend Maria Kinali. Very thorough and won’t just jump to the obvious conclusion, will check to make sure there isn’t something a bit less obvious going on instead/as well.
Good luck
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Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:25 pm

Re: Disastrous change to Wandsworth Planning

So are they saying (or intending to say) these extensions can’t be done at all, or only that they will now require planning permission rather than coming under permitted development? If the change is simply that these extensions will now need planning permission it isn’t such a big deal surely. But ...
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Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:06 pm

Re: Utility room surface - advice needed!

We’re getting wood for ours because it works with an undermount sink and I don’t see it getting too wet.
Replies: 1
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:38 pm

Re: Wimbledon sprinkle park

Says on Merton website that it’s not due to technical issues :(
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 2
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:37 pm

Re: Friend wants to bring another family friend on our holiday

Is there an option for the friend to tag along for just a couple of days?
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 8
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:07 am

Re: Left out of a girls holiday to Ibiza

I had a similar experience a few years back. Very hurtful and disappointing at the time but ultimately it made me recognise I’d always been peripheral to that particular group, it wasn’t the first time I’d been left out of things. Fair enough there are always some people closer than others. Since th...
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Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:31 am

Re: Hall for kids party? Recommendations please

available on Sundays:

Chatham Hall
Balham Library Hall
Naturescope
St Luke’s Shepherd Hall (afternoons only I think)

All nice venues, Chatham Hall might feel a little large for 20 kids
Forum: Activities
Replies: 3
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:31 pm