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by janburt
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Activities
Topic: Looking for unusual ideas for birthday parties for boys
Replies: 12
Views: 2962

Re: Looking for unusual ideas for birthday parties for boys

I have 2 boys and In the past I've done a rib ride on the Thames (followed by ribs to eat of course!); indoor surfing; indoor skydiving; walking over the O2 (they have to be over 10 for this I think); paintball and my younger son has had or been to parties including Flip Out, laser tag, weird scienc...
by janburt
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: House and Garden
Topic: Looking for house for lifestyle photo shoot - date flexible
Replies: 2
Views: 813

Re: Looking for house for lifestyle photo shoot - date flexible

Hi Spencer - we could be interested - we have a 5 bed house in Rodenhurst Rd SW4 - we have lived here for 5 years and have done the whole house up. I would be interested in some interior shots as I'd like to offer the house for shoots, so we could both benefit. Do you want to PM me? I'm away tomorro...
by janburt
Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Chat Here
Topic: Northcote summer fete in doubt
Replies: 21
Views: 7957

Re: Northcote summer fete in doubt

Hi - just dipping into the thread with my Abbeville Fete hat on (I co-chair the event) to say that the Abbeville Fete IS going ahead on Saturday 24th June from 12 noon - 4pm. We too have faced financial challenges this year so we know how our Northcote Road Fete friends feel...please try to come alo...
by janburt
Tue May 30, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: House and Garden
Topic: Wardrobe revamp recommendations?
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: Wardrobe revamp recommendations?

I'd recommend Spaced In - they were recommended on NVN a while back and I used them 2 years ago. Ben is the contact there.
by janburt
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Got a Question?
Topic: Making a Ring! Looking for ring/diamond shops in London and Brighton
Replies: 21
Views: 2225

Re: Making a Ring! Looking for ring/diamond shops in London and Brighton

I would definitely recommend Ring in Brighton - they specialise in modern designs and work with unusual cuts of diamond, such as marquise. They made a wonderful new engagement ring for me when I lost my original, which had been made in HK. They are based in the Lanes, where there are lots of other j...
by janburt
Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:05 am
Forum: Got a Question?
Topic: Hot Tub advice
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Re: Hot Tub advice

We have a Hydropool hot tub - it's connected to the electric supply so once you set it up it's always at the correct temperature. We have a self-filtering one; it's worth the extra cost for the added everyday convenience.
by janburt
Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: Schools
Topic: Alleyn's or JAPPS for Reception
Replies: 7
Views: 2248

Re: Alleyn's or JAPPS for Reception

My son is in Year 2 at Alleyn's and couldn't be happier - he has a football match today against other schools and yes, the team includes girls as well!
by janburt
Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Suggestions - w/e away next w/e by beach
Replies: 4
Views: 1613

Re: Suggestions - w/e away next w/e by beach

We have a place in Camber, East Sussex, 70 miles from Clapham - it's an eco house on 3 floors and has a high chair, buggy and kids toys. We just spent the w/e there...it's currently free next w/e of you're interested. Let me know...
by janburt
Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: Got a Question?
Topic: Birthday ideas for 14 year old boy
Replies: 5
Views: 1007

Re: Birthday ideas for 14 year old boy

Rib ride on the Thames from by the London Eye? Walking over the top of the O2? My 12 year old has done both of these for parties - great fun. Paintball is also good fun for active kids, but you normally need to drive out of town for it.
by janburt
Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: House and Garden
Topic: Car mechanic/garage recommendations please
Replies: 9
Views: 882

Re: Car mechanic/garage recommendations please

Hi, I use Auto Centre South on Ormerly Rd in Balham - they are quick, efficient, friendly and reasonably priced. Bobby is the owner/manager.
by janburt
Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Activities
Topic: HELP!! any ideas for 9 year old boy's birthday party?
Replies: 24
Views: 6725

Re: HELP!! any ideas for 9 year old boy's birthday party?

My son had a rib ride for his 9th birthday - London Rib Riders is the company I think we booked with from memory. You hurtle along the Thames at speeds of up to 40 knots - v cool! You access the boat from near the London Eye, so you need to get to Waterloo or Westminster tube. The boat can take 12 b...
by janburt
Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Got a Question?
Topic: A good jeweller in Hatton Gardens
Replies: 23
Views: 5467

Re: A good jeweller in Hatton Gardens

I'd recommend Ring in the Lanes in Brighton - very modern designs, lovely staff and a great day out!
by janburt
Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Schools
Topic: Eaton House the manor Uniform
Replies: 5
Views: 1142

Re: Eaton House the manor Uniform

Hi, I have a few pieces that I forgot to take to the last sale - 7 or 8 pairs of grey shorts to fit through the years (starting at 22), 2 ties, 2 tracksuit tops (22 and 26/28), 2 tracksuit bottoms (18 and 24) and white PE shorts (22). I also have a snake belt and several pairs of summer term short g...
by janburt
Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: Got a Question?
Topic: Battersea Rise - Changes?
Replies: 40
Views: 8700

Re: Battersea Rise - Changes?

I was in the Strada on Clapham High St about a month back and that one's closing (or maybe already closed) too - it's becoming.....wait for it...yet another Pizza Express!
by janburt
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Christmas Staycation Ideas Please
Replies: 8
Views: 2196

Re: Christmas Staycation Ideas Please

We went to the Grove over new year and thoroughly enjoyed it. I know they do similar Christmas packages. It's just far enough out of London to feel like you're truly in the countryside and they have lots of dedicated kids activities (in addition to their normal ones) over the Christmas and new year ...