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Re: Users and residents of Burntwood Lane - Much needed changes to speed restrictions and road layout.

Surely the solution to people exceeding the speed limit is to have more working speed cameras. Trinity Road could also use them to prevent motorcyclists treating it like Brands Hatch. Chicanes and speed bumps end up hurting everyone whereas speed cameras only target those breaking the limit. But I a...
Forum: Local News
Replies: 9
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:16 pm

Re: Council secures al-fresco green light for Northcote Road’s pubs, bars and restaurants

Yeah it makes you wonder how anyone with more than two brain cells can believe this conspiracy theory rubbish.
Forum: Local News
Replies: 3
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:58 pm

Re: Worried abut letting friends down on a holiday

I don’t really understand his thinking. If you paid a deposit and for the flights then you will lose that anyway. As far as the other families are concerned, either they cancel too in which case I think it would be reasonable for them to ask you to cough up for they money they’ve lost, or else they ...
Replies: 9
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:29 am

Re: Sleep trainer for an 8 year old

I had problems getting to sleep when I was a child. Looking back I never felt tired when I went to bed - it’s very hard to fall asleep if you’re not tired. I was not allowed to read in bed so I just lay there thinking! Why don’t you try moving his bedtime to an hour later? Stop him looking at screen...
Replies: 8
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:53 am

Re: Recommended Rental Agent for Battersea/Clapham?

Hi - are you American? The reason I ask is that you describe them as "real estate" agents, and to say that they don't work the same here as they do in the US. Here you really need to be signed on with as many agents as possible as they will only show you properties whose owners have registered with ...
Replies: 5
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:49 pm

Re: Utility Room or dining room?

I think utility rooms are really useful. When I was house hunting I discounted any house that didn’t have a coat cupboard. Assuming you can eat in your kitchen then I’m not sure dining rooms are particularly useful. Your best option is to ring some estate agents and ask for their advice. Knowing you...
Replies: 2
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:15 am

Re: Desperately trying to stop my 7 year old from sucking her thumb/biting her nails!!

I’m with the others who suggest you’re better off just backing off. If thumb sucking calms her down and helps her sleep then why stop it. She’s only seven. A lovely harmonious relationship with your daughter is much more important. Don’t be that parent that’s on their child’s case all the time. Pick...
Replies: 9
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:11 am

Re: Portrait for Fathers Day

Your drawings are lovely and it wasn’t at all helpful of Annabel to suggest in her weekly email that this would be the last thing a Dad would want after lockdown. I hope she comes on here and apologises. Why promote someone’s post and then make a negative comment about it? Not funny Annabel.
Replies: 4
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:54 am

Re: Inside the Wandsworth apartment on sale for £13 million

I think you mean square metres! 1040 square feet would mean all the bedrooms would pretty much literally be the size of a shoebox!
Replies: 7
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:15 pm

Re: can i take my family overseas away from elderly grandparents?

I lived in New York for two years as an accompanying wife (actually I was a girlfriend at the time) and although I couldn't work and gave up my career, I loved it. It was like being on holiday for two years. Admittedly we didn't have kids at the time, but in a way that would help you to make friends...
Replies: 22
Tue May 26, 2020 2:15 pm

Re: Community Editor Review: The CookOut - fine dining delivered to your door

Thanks for your reply, and I'm glad to see you're listening! The thing with vegetarian food is so many restaurants think risotto or pasta is acceptable as a main vegetarian course. If I'm going to a nice restaurant I really expect to have something more creative than that. Any decent chef should be ...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 4
Mon May 18, 2020 3:18 pm

Re: are carpets a no go with children?

Hard floors are much easier to clean so they are much better for allergy sufferers. I'm not quite sure what Samantha was talking about. I wouldn't recommend tiles with young children as they are extremely hard and they look awful too (except in the kitchen and hallway). Wooden floors have more give ...
Replies: 12
Mon May 11, 2020 3:44 pm

Re: Finton House

My kids don't go there but I live quite near there and the roads are a nightmare at that time. You would be better off parking on the far side of Wandsworth Common and walking across. It would probably be quicker too.
Replies: 6
Mon May 11, 2020 3:35 pm

Re: Community Editor Review: The CookOut - fine dining delivered to your door

This is a great idea but we won't be using it as the vegetarian/vegan offerings are woeful. Why haven't they woken up to the fact that not everyone wants to eat meat or fish all the time? The problem is, they put a mushroom risotto on the menu and then no one orders it so they assume people don't wa...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 4
Mon May 11, 2020 3:11 pm

Re: Non mint toothpaste for 8 year old

Also there’s a brand called Punch and Judy who make a kids strawberry flavoured one (and also a tutti frutti one) with fluoride. You can get it on Amazon. I remember Punch and Judy toothpaste from when I was a kid - amazed it’s still going.
Replies: 6
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:28 pm