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Re: being lobbied very hard to get dog, what is a good first family dog?

On the subject of rescue dogs, i wanted to add that we did consider it. But, as i m totally unexperienced and as I have 0 confidence on training a dog because I have never done it before, i felt i couldnt take on the responsibility. Welcoming a pet is a responsibility in itself, welcoming a rescue t...
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Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:27 am

Re: being lobbied very hard to get dog, what is a good first family dog?

We welcomed our new puppy at the end of lockdown #1. My husband had dogs when he grew up and I didnt. In fact, i m not a dog lover and never have been. But i m totally smitten now and she is a wonderful addition to the family. It took us 3 years to get a dog from agreeing to get one to researching t...
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Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:17 am

Re: How can I stop my wife using the joint credit card?

I agree with others you have a bigger problem than using the credit card but easily solved if you are two reasonable adults in a partnership. You need to sit down with her and discuss openly the finances: where you are cash wise this end of year and what is your expected cash flow for next year. The...
Replies: 7
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:04 pm

Re: called out by school mum for not consulting on birthday gift

At 16, I would expect my child my child to be able to own a decision they have made be it a mistake or not. But I would also expect an ADULT to be able to check that the money exists before buying such a gift: send me the money first and then I ll buy it or something like that. I would also expect t...
Replies: 15
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:44 am

Re: potential foreign job offer for husband, seeking advice

Hi I m sorry you have been made to feel this way. This should be a time to rejoice: even if your hisband dont accept the job offer, you should be enjoying that time of talking about the what ifs. I am a serial expat here. Havent loved in my own country for nearly 20 years. I ve relocated as a single...
Replies: 12
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:09 am

Re: in laws favour one granddaughter over the other

Hi OP I agree with a previous poster that said that you cannot let it go. How you respond now will be the benchmark for both the future treatment of your daughters and your future relationship. So think it through yes, but DO respond. I would make it very clear that 1. You are the parent and when ar...
Replies: 5
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:00 am

Covid vaccines

I just came accross this article from BBC news tonight https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-53361906

I despair once again at the government arrogant decisions... we stand a better chance to get rid of the covid if we make sure we re in it together.
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 0
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:52 pm

Cadogan Tate Removals Be Aware

Just wanted to warn others if you are planning an international relocation to be wary of ysinng the services from #cadogantate They position themselves as a high end removing company specialised in fine arts and antiques. I have pictures to show the appalling packing they did and the appalling stora...
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Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:58 pm

In-ground trampoline

Hi everyone Looking for advice on the dos and donts please. As per the subject we are seriously considering a 12ft round or rectangular in-ground trampoline. I know they are expensive but we are willing to go for it (in spite of the astronomical costs especially rectangular ones) if they stand the t...
Replies: 1
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:15 pm

Re: Ecole des Petits, Battersea

That is a very french approach that you have described - doesnt surprise me at all (I am French) thats why i refused for my children to enter the French system. Having said that, I also find the 7+, 11+ and 13+ of the english system dreadful for the children mental wellbeing. To subject them to so m...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 7
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:37 am

Re: Wife sharing too much on social media

Of course you are reasonable to ask her to either stop or to reduce it. If she is tagging you, she is disrespecting your right to a private life or to a more private life than her. And of course she should respect your feelings. You can unfriend her as well as you are obviously not using social medi...
Replies: 8
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:51 pm

Re: Family Lawyer - experienced with Italian Law

@Sloaneydonkey

You just made me laugh, thanks. :lol:

But please dont hog someone else’s thread.
Replies: 10
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:37 pm

Re: Family Lawyer - experienced with Italian Law

@sloaneydonkey Wow. Really? Outrageous. @OP I am sorry i dont know anyone I can recommend, I just thought that you got a horrible answer for your question. I am sure it is a very hard situation and the most i would say is make sure you think long term about the relationship you want with your child....
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Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:16 pm

Re: Holidays for single parents

@*onlyboys2*, I am very sorry to hear of your situation this summer and although I am not in the same situation as you I can understand how tough that must be. Why not change the narrative? It will be hard this year but every year will get easier? You re not on holiday on your own and daddy is missi...
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Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:46 am