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Re: Luxury holiday for single parent

While I don't ave any specific hotels or resort to recommend that would have lots of single parents, I have always felt very welcome and at ease in all the family resorts and holidays I have been to. Other families (with two parents) generally don't care and in fact tend to invite you to join them f...
Replies: 3
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:54 am

Bellevue Restaurant - local hidden gem

Just want to give a shout out to this hidden gem on Trinity Road (near Bellevue Road). Went for dinner last week and had the most wonderful French meal. Fresh ingredients, beautiful cooking and friendly service in a lovely setting. I wanted to post on here, because I could not believe how quiet it ...
Forum: Local News
Replies: 3
Mon May 13, 2019 8:55 am

Re: Wandsworth Test 2018

While I haven't got experience of the revision course advertised here, I can highly recommend Katherine as a tutor - which my daughter attended weekly while in Year 5. I really like the fact that Katherine just helps each child build their confidence and familiarity of a test environment - she is no...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 2
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:52 pm

Re: Complete Hair Makeover

the team at Charlotte Cave in Balham (also in Clapham) are pretty amazing for that kind of thing
Replies: 6
Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:52 pm

Re: Need Help. Wife using my children.

Sorry to hear you are going through a tough time Both of you will need to learn to communicate with each other for the sake of your children. That means that you should indeed be able to see your children, but you also pay your ex maintenance. If she looks after the children, then she will no doubt ...
Replies: 4
Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:53 pm

Re: Seven Dials restaurant recommendation

If you like steak there is an Hawksmoor closeby
Replies: 4
Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:59 pm

Re: Chestnut Grove feedback

Chestnut Grove had an open evening yesterday - which we went to. It's difficult to form an opinion on the environment because the whole school is moving into their brand new building next year and the current 70's building / monstrosity is going to be demolished (to be replaced by green space and ot...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 24
Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:56 am

Re: Working Parents! Need your advice please!

I think Putney Pre-School & Day Nursery does extended hours - worth a check
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 13
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:47 am

Re: Working Parents! Need your advice please!

Unless both parents are able to share drop-off and pick up (say one does the mornings and the other starts work early but picks up in the evening) then nurseries are tricky for working parents. A small number of nurseries offer extended hours (7.30am to 6.30pm) but that's not the majority. A nanny o...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 13
Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:44 am

Re: Cat feeder

We use Ricky the Pet Manny and he is fantastic and also quite reasonably priced
Forum: Chat Here
Topic: Cat feeder
Replies: 7
Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:59 pm

Re: Planning for school holidays !

Sadly there is no such thing as a reasonably priced holiday once you hit school age. For flights, it pays off to book early (6 months + in advance) as there are always a small number of cheap seats on any flight. For package holidays and hotels there is little way out of paying double the price for ...
Replies: 6
Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:54 am

Re: Mummy and baby in need of social life

hi there, one way to meet other mums with babies and also exercise is buggyfit. They have one going on Clapham Common and also - I think - Wandsworth Common. It's about £8 per class but you can buy them cheaper if you pay for multiple classes in advance. Although it was a f...
Replies: 1
Fri May 27, 2016 1:55 pm

Re: Yoga classes

Hi - just throwing it in the yoga mix, but there is a wonderful Bikram Yoga Studio in Balham - on Hildreth Street - called Hot Yoga South. They do a deal for beginners £45 for 30 days - so you can try it and decide if it's for you (although be prepared to hate your first class as the heat can be a b...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 4
Fri May 20, 2016 3:27 pm


Hi - I have been using Edward Payne and his team for several years now. Price OK and they do a great job and leave the garden spotless too
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Mon May 16, 2016 12:59 pm

Re: Neilson vs Mark Warner v Club Med

Hi - have done quite a few Club Med holidays (Turkey, Malaysia, Italy, Tunisia) and all have been amazing. Accommodation can be simple in some of the 3 Trident Clubs (but always clean and very well setup) but the overall holiday is very high end. The childcare and the food are particularly amazing. ...
Forum: Travel
Replies: 23
Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:27 am