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Re: Getting a cat!

It's a bit late for this post as you've now got your cat but I just wanted to post a word of caution for anyone reading this and thinking of getting one. We already had a cat before our children were born, but both our kids are now allergic to him. One's not too bad but the other one gets quite whee...
Replies: 18
Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:47 am

Re: Mauritius - recommended hotel with toddler?

We stayed at le Touessrok about five years ago when my son had just turned 2. We hired a nanny from the hotel to look after the kids during the day (in the kids club). She wasn't very expensive I seem to remember (about 8 euros an hour) and was great. She also babysat in the evening so we could have...
Forum: Travel
Replies: 8
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:09 pm

Re: eczema?

At the risk of teaching my grandmother to suck eggs, I've had quite bad eczema for the past couple of years which I couldn't seem to get rid of. As a last resort I changed my washing liquid from Ariel bio to Fairy non-bio and the eczema has vanished. The clothes are still pretty clean too! In terms ...
Forum: Wellbeing
Topic: eczema?
Replies: 45
Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:55 pm

Re: Any advice for renting your property?

Coming at this from the other side, I'm currently renting a house which we moved into last September. I signed on with all the agents on Northcote Road and they were all pretty good except for Cluttons. I found a house through them I wanted to offer on, but I had a special condition (not that specia...
Replies: 9
Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:27 pm

Re: Just received rejection letter from Broomwood

My daughter was put on the waiting list at Broomwood but got an offer from Thomas's. Unfortunately we'd already accepted Broomwood so we lost the £2000 deposit as Thomas's was our first choice. Everyone I knew on the waiting list at Broomwood eventually got a place so don't panic. If you call the Br...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 41
Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:23 am

Re: Oven Cleaning

The Oven Cleaning Company are brilliant. Can't recommend them highly enough. I tried using Ovenclean once and the guy turned up, said he couldn't do it if he couldn't park outside the house, and as he couldn't, he left. OCC have always been reliable and left me with a sparkling clean oven. They also...
Replies: 3
Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:14 am

Re: What to do in a 'sort-of' emergency

My son broke his arm (badly)at school in the summer and the school called an ambulance. I thought this was a bit over the top until I got there and saw him. Every time his arm was moved he screamed in agony. There's no way I'd have been able to get him into a car and to a hospital myself. His arm ne...
Replies: 11
Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:10 pm

Re: Capital Carpets, Northcote Road

Please everyone use Marlows Carpets on East Hill. They are fantastic. They did my whole house and were just realiable, professional and good value. The owner (Peter Marlow) runs the shop and is very friendly, helpful and totally honest. They have great fitters. They are one of the best businesses I ...
Replies: 27
Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:31 am

Re: Northcote Road - The Burger Wars!!!

We went to GBK on Saturday. We were aiming for Byron but there was a queue snaking up Northcote Road. I usually like GBK but was really disappointed this time. The new skinny fries were revolting - so skinny that there was no potato in them. Just sticks of grease. I had a bean burger that arrived lu...
Replies: 44
Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:23 am

Re: A rant......

I'm afraid my sympathies are entirely with the foul mouthed ranter and indeed I've been known to turn into one myself when confronted by incredibly selfish people who cycle on the pavement. If your son had collided with the woman she (and your son) could have been seriously hurt. Much better that he...
Replies: 9
Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:50 pm

Re: Any views on the Harbour club?

The Harbour Club do have a creche but it's only for under fives so if yours are any older than that you won't be able to leave them there. There's a cafe with a soft play area and a kids swimming pool, so one of you could take the kids to one of these while the other exercises and then swap over. Pr...
Forum: Wellbeing
Replies: 2
Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:08 am

Re: Feedback sought on Thomas's Clapham

Jolly Foreigner - I based what I previously wrote on my own impressions of the school and the children they seem to select, but the honest answer is I don't know for sure. Your best bet if you want to know how it works is to ask the school. My daughter came out of the assessment saying "That was fun...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 25
Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:04 pm

Re: Feedback sought on Thomas's Clapham

My kids are at Thomas's and I applied to almost all the schools in the area. Most of them are non-selective and work on a first-come-first-served basis (so at some of the popular ones it's the kids with the pushiest or most pro-active parents that get in). Broomwood interview the parents as well as ...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 25
Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:39 am

Re: Mouse House - Mallinson Road - would you recommend it?

Both my kids went to Mouse House - my son's still there. It's definitely one of the best nurseries in the area, with lovely, caring staff and a good programme of activities. Both my kids have been very happy there. And yes, it did get Outstanding on its most recent Ofsted report http://www.ofsted.go...
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 5
Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:36 pm

Re: Kinderhotel recommendation ?

Kinderhotels are, from my experience, fab and relatively little known here in the UK. I've been trying to spread the word among Nappy Valley mums but most people when they hear the word Austria think Bruno and weird people who keep their daughters in a cellar. Think again! For those who aren't aware...
Forum: Travel
Replies: 2
Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:30 pm