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Re: Money help

Oh my goodness well if you’re not married then everything changes. So many women are under the illusion that there’s such a thing as a common law wife/husband. There isn’t. You have absolutely no rights if you split up (apart from your partner paying maintenance for the kids) and if he dies you have...
Topic: Money help
Replies: 12
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:50 pm

Re: Trampoline - what size?

Did you know you can get oval trampolines? They might fit your space better.
Forum: Chat Here
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Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:57 am

Re: Norfolk summer holidays - any suggestions most welcome!

We stayed in Blakeney in a lovely little apartment a couple of summer’s ago. It’s such a pretty little place and although it doesn’t have a beach (it has a harbour and salt marsh!) it’s in a great location for exploring the coast. I found it through the Blakeney Cottage Company. We loved Norfolk - I...
Replies: 6
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:55 am

Re: Money help

I don’t really understand this. Assuming you are married then there isn’t really any such thing as “your” money and “his” money. If you were to split up the courts would just divide up all your money between you and if one of you died the other would inherit without paying inheritance tax. He can’t ...
Topic: Money help
Replies: 12
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:36 am

Re: is wine a good thing to invest in?

My husband invested in wine a few years ago and of all his investments it’s the one that has done the best. However, I assume you realise that you don’t actually see it! You buy it and then it’s put in the proper storage necessary to keep it in the best condition. And then you need a broker to sell ...
Replies: 4
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:18 pm

Re: Explain this London at tier 4 with all the hype,why was biggest virus hospital emptied and closed,with more cases?

Ratski - there was nothing slanderous in my post. I was using “you”and “your” in the general sense, not referring to you specifically. There are plenty of conspiracy theories about Covid doing the rounds. The OP seemed to be suggesting that the fact the Nightingale Hospital in London has closed down...
Replies: 22
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:00 pm

Re: Explain this London at tier 4 with all the hype,why was biggest virus hospital emptied and closed,with more cases?

I find it quite sinister the attempts to moderate free discussion on a topic that is having such a huge impact on all our lives. I have seen this twice now on here and another national forum I browse in the last week. To request that only ‘qualified’ people can now post on the internet. George Orwe...
Replies: 22
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:01 pm

Re: Free head lice advices

Head lice can only survive on heads so I don’t think that’s true about needing to disinfect the whole house. I used to use Hedrin gel which is non-toxic on my kids. I have to say I should have gone into business as I found combing the little blighters out very satisfying!
Replies: 4
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:03 am

Re: Thomas’s battersea family to speak to?

I don’t know about Battersea but all these rumours used to fly about the Clapham school and they were a load of nonsense. The school was the opposite of a hothouse - they actually had terrible 11plus results! The owners of the schools are very keen on outdoor education and I think the ethos is the s...
Replies: 3
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:13 am

Re: is it reasonable to ask teenagers to isolate so grandparents can visit?

Gosh I’m slack-jawed that everyone else seems to think it’s a reasonable request! Of course it’s not reasonable. Unless your in-laws are very close to your kids then if they’re that concerned they should just not come. Teenagers have suffered enough this year and to make them stay in again after a m...
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Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:05 am

Re: First pregnancy, completely overwhelmed

I also recommend hypnobirthing. Not only does it help hugely when you are in labour with breathing techniques and visualisation, but it also takes away the fear. I have always hated hospitals but genuinely didn't feel at all frightened going in to give birth to my first, even though I was induced. M...
Replies: 19
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:01 pm

Re: Advice please about setting up a website and finding a designer for artwork

I have a Wix website which I paid someone to set up (you can go to the Wix marketplace and say what you’re looking for and designers will contact you.) Once it was set up it seems quite straightforward to use but when I first went onto the website couldn’t make head or tail of what to do. I set up m...
Replies: 5
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:32 am

Re: Advice on Hypoallergenic cats

Well as I said in my earlier comment hypoallergenic just means less allergenic. It doesn’t mean allergen free. Cat allergens come from a protein in their saliva. Dogs are a lot harder work than cats as they need walking and can’t be left on their own all day like cats can so you shouldn’t get one un...
Replies: 12
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:58 am

Re: Advice on Hypoallergenic cats

I really don't think you should even be considering getting a cat if your husband's allergies gives him asthma. Hypoallergenic doesn't mean it's allergen free - it just means it's less allergenic than normal. My daughter is allergic to dogs and I get so tired of people telling me you can get "hypoal...
Replies: 12
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:16 pm

Re: Experience of good areas to move to in Surrey/Hampshire and prep schools nearby?

The current head of Thomas’s used to be head of Feltonfleet which is a co-ed prep school near Cobham. Anywhere in that area would be good as it’s a quick trip back up the A3 to see all your mates!
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Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:41 am