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Re: Family games for half term- ideas please!

Exploding Kittens is good fun and I highly recommend adding the Imploding Kittens expansion pack. Dodekka is also good (good for mental arithmetic). If your kids are old enough then Codewords is challenging and entertaining and we all love good old fashioned Cluedo.
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 5
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:18 am

Re: Childrens probiotics

Garden of Life do chewable ones. They’re not cheap but very high quality. You can buy them in Planet Organic.
Replies: 5
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:36 am

Re: teenage boy staying over with girlfriend

This seems a perfect opportunity to have a chat with your son. Has he already had sex with her (I would assume so!), what contraception are they using etc? How will they feel if/when they split up?  I'm inclined to agree with those who say you should let him. If it were my daughter I wouldn't be hap...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 14
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:25 am

Re: Baby Shower Venue Needed!! - Balham/Clapham/Wandsworth/Chelsea

Just curious - are baby showers a thing here now or are you American? Also I thought they were generally done in the mum-to-be’s home? It’s a few years since I had a baby and no one did them then.
Replies: 4
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:07 am

Re: What to expect?

She was just being a busybody and you should have smiled sweetly and told her about your disability. A lot of disabilities are invisible - you could have educated her and maybe made her think twice before poking her nose in again. Unfortunately because there are some entitled mums (and other people!...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 5
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:09 am

Re: Advice on estate agents

*sorry I meant the agent selling their house! The people themselves probably won’t want to!!
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Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:22 am

Re: Advice on estate agents

Assuming your next house is local it might be worth getting the people selling that to sell yours too. They then have a double incentive to get the selling fee from both properties - selling yours will help ensure they get the fee from your vendor’s too. You can use that a a bargaining chip to negot...
Replies: 3
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:21 am

Re: Ear Piercing - Tips ?

Questions like this always amuse me. We are about twenty minutes from the centre of one of the greatest cities in the world so why, when it’s something like this which is a one-off, do you just think of doing it locally? My daughter and most of her friends had theirs done in Harrods. It was great an...
Replies: 12
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:50 am

Re: Travel Photography: Off camera flash

Jeez, it’s a holiday, not a photo shoot! Are you going to lug around a light stand to put your flash on? And an umbrella to soften it? I have taken my flash with me a few times on big trips and can honestly say I’ve never used it. You have to be fairly advanced to balance OC flash with ambient. If y...
Forum: Travel
Replies: 2
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:37 am

Re: Holidays for single parents

I agree with supergirl who says you should turn it into an adventure. Where is the villa? Assuming it’s not on a desert island there must be stuff to do in the surrounding area. Get a guide book and do some planning for things to do with your kids when you get there. The advantage of being on your o...
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Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:14 am

Re: Ring resizing

I’m sure Asquith’s on Northcote Road (ten minute walk from CJ) could do it. Might be worth calling first.
Replies: 5
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:51 am

Re: Husband invited his dad on our family holiday without asking

This is a really tricky one as to do anything about it now you’re going to have to look like the bad guy and you don’t want it to affect your relationship with him. It’s totally outrageous that your husband asked him without consulting you and your FIL may be surprised too. I’m inclined to say you s...
Replies: 6
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:38 am

Re: dishonest about bursary application

I would be extremely careful about saying anything. While what she did was wrong (maybe it was her husband’s idea and she feels guilty) she presumably told you confidentially and by telling the school you are breaking that trust with the potential consequence of her child having to leave the school ...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 19
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:16 am

Re: Day 3 - Andalucian pilates retreat with Jane Wake and Lynn Rae (8 July)

Annabel - you said in your weekly email that this had made team NVN “green around the gills”. I was expecting she had had a terrible time and had brought back a bug which had made you all sick! You might want to look up the meaning of the phrase - it’s not the same as “green with envy”.
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 2
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:45 am

Re: Save the date for the Northcote Road Festival on 14 July

Thank you for for your reply. It’s not at all an odd suggestion that the private school holiday dates should be taken into account as this is an affluent area with a large number of private schools and very many families have children who attend them. It’s not about favouring private schools over st...
Forum: Local News
Replies: 4
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:03 pm