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by peasepudding
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Chat Here
Topic: London elections: Could Conservative-run Wandsworth become a Labour council?
Replies: 30
Views: 2996

Re: London elections: Could Conservative-run Wandsworth become a Labour council?

1. Labour have pledged to keep the council tax at the same rate and not increase the council tax. 2. Merton still has weekly black bin bag collection except in Lavender Fields where the new wheelie bin scheme is being piloted. From October Merton will have wheelie bin collections across the whole bo...
by peasepudding
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Chat Here
Topic: Books for the beach?
Replies: 15
Views: 2852

Re: Books for the beach?

The Power by Naomi Alderman is amazing, best book I've read in a really long time.
by peasepudding
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Got a Question?
Topic: what to do with kids during the holidays
Replies: 7
Views: 2055

Re: what to do with kids during the holidays

My work colleague is in a similar situation. She is currently looking for a university age student/sixth-form leaver to look after her girls (13 & 12) for 2 weeks. Someone old enough to take on the more responsibility than a babysitter but young enough for the kids not to feel they're being babied. ...
by peasepudding
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Schools
Topic: One school in Tooting is about to lose -£777,713 in funding. Check to see if it's yours
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Re: One school in Tooting is about to lose -£777,713 in funding. Check to see if it's yours

Our primary school is losing £281,911 per year which is equivalent to £437 per pupil or the salaries of 7 teachers.
by peasepudding
Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: Got a Question?
Topic: What to cook over the Christmas period, suggestions please
Replies: 8
Views: 10486

Re: What to cook over the Christmas period, suggestions plea

We always cook a whole salmon on Christmas Eve, much easier than it sounds! Make sure the fish counter has removed the scales and innards beforehand, fill the inside with herbs (parsley, dill) and thin slices of lemon. Then wrap in foil but before you close the foil you pour over wine and dot the fi...
by peasepudding
Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Got a Question?
Topic: Nanny's car insurance
Replies: 0
Views: 292

Nanny's car insurance

We're hoping a new nanny will be starting with us in January and that she will be able to use her own car to ferry the kids around. Does anyone know if she will need a special business car insurance for doing this, given that it's business purposes? Obviously we would expect to pay for her insurance...
by peasepudding
Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Activities
Topic: Science classes
Replies: 12
Views: 1538

Re: Science classes

They could still run at Henry Cavendish in the summer but the only Christmas holiday one in SW London seems to be at Holy Trinity. They're also at Ursuline Prep (SW19) in the summer which is where we've been.
by peasepudding
Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Activities
Topic: Science classes
Replies: 12
Views: 1538

Re: Science classes

Just noticed they have a couple of days in the Christmas holidays at Holy Trinity in Wimbledon, that's at least one day of the holidays sorted!
by peasepudding
Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Activities
Topic: Science classes
Replies: 12
Views: 1538

Re: Science classes

Supergirl: Link for Mad Science in the UK

They have tons of stuff on in London, I hope your kids enjoy it as much as mine have.
by peasepudding
Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Activities
Topic: Science classes
Replies: 12
Views: 1538

Re: Science classes

Lancaster is your daughter in the state or the private system? I ask because I am equally frustrated by the science teaching in state schools. Private schools usually have proper laboratories and children have access to these from an early age so get to be far more hands on and I think enjoy it all ...
by peasepudding
Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Chat Here
Topic: Woman raped in SW London park - please take extra care
Replies: 12
Views: 9264

Re: Woman raped in SW London park - please take extra care

Yes, basically the woman was with the man before the incident, he was already known to her. The police are now trying to establish exactly what happened and whether or not consent was given.
Hope that all makes sense. "A consensual issue" were the words used by the officers reporting at the meeting.
by peasepudding
Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Chat Here
Topic: Woman raped in SW London park - please take extra care
Replies: 12
Views: 9264

Re: Woman raped in SW London park - please take extra care

Not that it makes it any better that a woman was allegedly raped, but I wanted to update on this. I attended a local residents meeting and the local police officers gave an update on this case. They said it was a known attacker and it was a consensual issue. There was also discussion about the park ...
by peasepudding
Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Chat Here
Topic: Boy's name- James or Rory
Replies: 15
Views: 2635

Re: Boy's name- James or Rory

Both were in our top 5 but Rory was no.1 for me because we already know many boys called James. (Our other 3 were Jacob, Joseph and Charlie.)