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Re: King's College Wimbledon 10+

A lot of schools ask the kids if it’s their own first choice, which I think is a very unfair question - as if most kids have any idea of what to look for in a school other than whether they have friends going there (most of whom will be abandoned five minutes after they start 😂)
Forum: Schools
Replies: 4
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:24 am

Re: Cadogan Tate Removals Be Aware

Wow. That’s shocking. I’ve used Burke and Wills three times and they’ve always been very good. They’re not stupidly expensive either.
Replies: 3
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:19 am

Re: potential foreign job offer for husband, seeking advice

Can you speak French? If you can’t it might be a difficult experience for you in trying to get a job, making friends etc.
Replies: 11
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:57 am

Re: vit supplements for children?

Go to Planet Organic or Wholefoods. There are now lots of food-based supplements which are better absorbed, including ones for kids.
Replies: 16
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:37 pm

Re: Megans, Kings Road - no longer child friendly......

I was once turned away from All Bar One in the middle of the day with a sleeping six month old baby. They said they didn’t allow children in!
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 4
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:33 pm

Re: How big is the academic gap between Honeywell and Newton Prep?

I think you should choose Newton Prep. Honeywell is a great school but in terms of variety of the curriculum, going on outings and school trips, sports facilities, after school clubs etc state schools can’t compete with independents. I just think he is less likely to be bored there as there will be ...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 31
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:58 pm

Re: Broomwood/Northcote

I’m not a Broomwood/Northcote parent but (hopefully someone will correct me if I’m wrong) I think the Broomwood senior school is just for girls. Pretty much all the senior schools (including London day schools) now require pre-testing at 11, even for 13+ entry, so you will have your work cut out try...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 2
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:45 am

Re: Recommend a monitored burglar alarm system?

Ha ha! No I’m real! Yes it is a Texecom alarm - and I didn’t even realise there was an app so I’ve no idea how good it is. Apart from a couple of sensors that have not worked properly we haven’t had any problems with it. Yes we do have a Barking Dog shield. I can’t imagine the brand would make much ...
Replies: 9
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:21 am

Re: Recommend a monitored burglar alarm system?

I use Barking Dog and think they’re great. The chap who runs it, Andrew, is very hands on and if I’ve ever had any problems he gets on the case straight away. They do pet-friendly alarms too which are great for cat owners - the sensors recognise your cat is a cat rather than an intruder so you don’t...
Replies: 9
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:23 am

Re: Alcoholic mother in law for Xmas

Have you considered having a dry Christmas or else severely limiting the amount of alcohol available? I assume she doesn’t bring her own booze with her? If you only have one bottle of wine in the house reserved for Christmas dinner (if you have any bottles of spirits etc then lock them away or leave...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 9
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:56 am

Re: Thomas Clapham registration confirmation

Thomas’s does most things by mail so they would probably have posted the confirmation. They’re on half term this week but the registrar may be in.
Forum: Schools
Replies: 1
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:55 am

Re: In-ground trampoline

I would say don’t! You will still need a net to make it safe so it will be an eyesore anyway and then you’ll have a big hole in the ground for when they stop using it. Kids grow up much faster than you think! Just buy a normal one and then you can sell it on when your kids no longer use it. We used ...
Replies: 1
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:48 am

Re: Visiting teen - what are some good activities for them to meet some other young adults?

The local teens hang around on Wandsworth Common. I have no idea how easy it is to just hook up with them there but if they can maybe find a teenage neighbour of yours who knows the ropes they could maybe get some introductions. I think it’s all arranged on Snapchat (or maybe Instagram?) so they cou...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 1
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:35 am

Re: Ski equipment - hire here or there?

Rent them here?? Literally no one does that! Why would you go through the hassle of travelling with four pairs of boots and skis? The only thing you could do is go to the website of the nearest ski hire place to your accommodation and pre-booking your equipment (don’t forget helmets) - if you pay up...
Replies: 4
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:15 am

Re: Is it worth buying Miele?

I’m a bit of a Miele sceptic I have to say. I have two Miele ovens and a microwave and various bits have broken over the years. The two ovens cook at different temperatures which is really annoying. We also have a Miele washing machine and tumble drier and I can’t say I’ve noticed any difference at ...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 10
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:08 am