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Re: Hornsby House registration

To be fair to the Queen’s relatives, most children aren’t specifically threatened by jihadi assassins and don’t need a security entourage with them.
Forum: Schools
Replies: 6
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:00 am

Re: Baby left in car with engine running?

Your original post said “If I am wrong, please do tell me.” Why did you ask for people’s opinions only to attack those who don’t agree with you? No one has suggested you’re evil or borderline insane. We’re just pointing out that people have different interpretations of risk. I think pretty much ever...
Forum: Local News
Replies: 24
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:37 am

Re: Baby left in car with engine running?

The NY Times article is spot on. The op must realise that not everyone shares her assessment of the risk - what seems risky for you may not seem risky for other people. I used to leave my kids outside shops in their double buggy while I popped in to buy a paper. It was hard getting the buggy through...
Forum: Local News
Replies: 24
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:17 pm

Re: Hornsby House registration

Why don't you ring the registrar and ask?!
Forum: Schools
Replies: 6
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:43 pm

Re: Central London restaurant recommendations needed!

Yauatcha is a posh dim sum place. The food is delicious (especially the puddings - the chocolate pebble is just about the best desert ever) and the Soho branch is very buzzy and snazzy. I went there for my birthday last year with my family and we all loved it. I seem to remember the loos alone were ...
Replies: 7
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:29 pm

Re: Advice on pupil behaviour needed

Yes, Nellie's absolutely right. It's most definitely NOT against the law. Having said that, I think you would have been crazy to take a photograph - we know from the number of stabbings that many kids carry knives. Having someone burp in your ear is a bit antisocial but it's hardly a crime and reall...
Replies: 18
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:01 pm

Re: Paying for childcare cash in hand - what's the view?

Foodeditorjo - nannies generally can't set themselves up at self-employed - HMRC won't allow it, presumably because of the sort of unscrupulous employers we're discussing here. And although I agree with you when it comes to paying tradesmen, don't forget you're not their employer so it's a bit diffe...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 34
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:46 am

Re: PAYE for Nannies

Yes you do need to pay a pension (unless your nanny wants to opt out but that's their decision). Nanny tax (and I presume the other companies) will handle it for you. I've used Nannytax for years (actually as Stafftax but same company) and not had any problems. 
Replies: 5
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:25 am

Re: The Harbour Club or Roehampton club?

I'd never heard of the Roehampton Club but just looked at their website and it looks amazing. The Harbour Club (which I'm a member of) isn't really a club in the same sense. It's just a very good gym. It has three pools, one of which is adults only and is situated in a lovely spa with hydrotherapy, ...
Replies: 4
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:30 pm

Re: Can you recommend your hairdresser?

Jacinta O'Neill is very good - she has a salon on Nightingale Lane. 
Forum: Wellbeing
Replies: 9
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:02 pm

Re: What DO we want on Northcote Road???

Yes! We went to Manifesto at the weekend and I'm happy to report the pizzas were delicious! I've had so many bad pizzas in my time that I always groan when the kids decide that's what they want, but I have to say I would be happy to go here any time. I read somewhere that they prove their dough for ...
Replies: 491
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:57 pm

Re: Broomwood versus Thomas’

Your daughter needs more than two schools on her list. It isn’t a buyers’ market round here I’m afraid. She should visit all the local schools and put her name down for about four or five. I hope her daughter is a baby as the waiting lists fill up very quickly! As to Thomas’s v Broomwood - see what ...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 5
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:48 am

Re: Indian takeaway sw11

Another vote for Indian Moment. Food is great and feels quite healthy for an Indian. Only gripe is the frequency with which they miss something out of the delivery. We used to use Holy Cow but stopped when they included nuts in something I’d asked to be nut free for my nut-allergic son.
Replies: 3
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:29 am

Re: Not happy families at the Bolingbroke on Northcote

I have to say I have never come across a restaurant which bans under-18s after a certain time so you’re absolutely right to raise this. To say they’re family-friendly and then to ban kids in the evening is ludicrous and extremely misleading and they should be called out. Of course it’s up to them wh...
Replies: 24
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:14 am