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Re: Baby Sitting Agencies - any feedback

I use the bubble app for babysitters. I have the same situation where I will often have meetings come up at short notice in the early evening. We have always had such a lovely babysitters that my children have enjoyed spending time with. You post your requirements on the app and those who are intere...
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 6
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:26 pm

Re: Post Nuptials - pre separation/divorce advice

May I recommend Kim Marshall who has already introduced herself here. She is experienced in working on international cases and works hard for her clients. As well as being a really lovely person she knows what it's like to be in your shoes. It's worth calling all of those that have been recommended ...
Replies: 4
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:13 pm

Re: Will writing recommendation please

I work with a specialist will writing firm that does a free review of existing wills and recommend changes - whether you can update the will or better off starting again, for example. They are also STEP qualified (https://www.step.org/for-the-public). As they are based in York, this keeps the cost d...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 7
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:59 pm

Re: Oven cleaning

My neighbour recently used Eagle Eye. She posted the review below elsewhere. I did also see the impressive results for myself! No harsh chemicals either. "They did an excellent job of cleaning our oven recently and it came up like new! They were great to deal with, punctual, tidy and really reasonab...
Replies: 3
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:10 am

Re: advice on investment/ savings

I'm in agreement with the others that it would make sense to discuss this with a professional who'd be able to look at your situation holistically as there isn't really a one-size-fits-all answer.  Like William, I'm a financial adviser and if I was talking to a client, I would be looking at aspects ...
Replies: 3
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:07 pm

Re: Rights for "common law wife"

Marriage is great if you are both happy with that as a solution- in which case, I hope a ring appears very soon! A legal option if yous stay unmarried is a 'cohabiting agreement' which would set out what you each agree would happen if things went wrong in the future. I really recommend getting in to...
Replies: 14
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:45 pm

Re: Advice please in Sands End for house purchase

You may find that the reasons are multiple: Sands End is further from transport links, further from the 'buzz' of the centre of Fulham, perhaps also affected by school catchment areas (this has a big impact). And then there's just 'prestige' and how established an area is: 20 years ago Sands End was...
Replies: 1
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:17 pm

Re: Hotel near Covent Garden?

There's also the Firmdale hotel group. I think Ham Yard is the most recent addition - more Piccadilly way. The Covent Garden Hotel (Seven Dials) has been there a while. https://www.firmdalehotels.com/
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 2
Tue May 08, 2018 3:54 pm

Re: Estate agent fees - selling

In the past I've negotiated a sliding scale of commission. At the top is the commission they want which they get if they sell the property for what they say they can. It goes down to bottom end of what they'll accept for what you would consider the minimum you'd sell it for. NB. The asking price isn...
Replies: 15
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:38 am

Re: Local accountancy service?

I'm a local financial adviser and I recommend Z Group for my clients looking for an accountant. They are based in Wimbledon on Arthur Road. Others here on NappyValley have also recommended them so in the past. http://www.zgrp.co.uk/ One thing I like is that they also like to meet their clients in pe...
Replies: 3
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:02 pm

Re: Dairy and gluten free chocolate

I'd really recommend Chandler's Cocoa. It's very small at the moment, all made by hand and can therefore be done to order. I asked if they fitted your brief, to which they replied: "All chocolate is gluten free. The fillings can have gluten in (only one of Martin's does). The dark chocolate is dairy...
Replies: 4
Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:27 pm

Re: Careers advice for young girl

I'm going to reply to Seb's most recent post in this thread, not the initial one which several people have addressed well. Actually, I still think that she's wrong! But I'm not sure that she's to blame - at 15, I certainly had no real idea of career options, beyond what my father and his friends did...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 50
Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:17 pm

Re: In situ upholstery cleaning

Just because I know Gary gets a lot of recommendations on here (and potentially can't always meet demand!), I wanted to add an alternative. Clean Day did a really good job for me recently cleaning a sofa and two carpets. They were clean and tidy (as you might expect!), friendly and professional. The...
Replies: 4
Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:31 pm

Re: Accommodation recommendations near Bangor?

Not a specific recommendation for accommodation, but Beaumaris would be a great base. I've visited all my life and love it. I took my young children just a few weeks ago and they had a great time too. It's on Anglesey but not far from Bangor. It has a pier for crabbing, paddling pool, playground, ex...
Forum: Travel
Replies: 2
Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:45 pm