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Re: Lunch suggestion hijacked by friend

I would either grin & bear it or cry off at preferably not-too short notice. Not nearly a big enough deal to justify even a whiff of drama. Different people like different things/have different expectations & ideas, that's OK.
Replies: 7
by TFP
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:26 am

Re: Wife sharing too much on social media

If nothing else, she should take care when it comes to holidays. Nothing screams 'please burgle me' like someone boasting online that they are: (a) relatively well off; and (b) currently hundreds/thousands of miles away from home for the next week or so.h
Replies: 8
by TFP
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:06 am

Re: teenage boy staying over with girlfriend

This request isn’t asking for consent to a physical relationship [which teenagers will always find a way to engage in whilst they can], it’s asking for consent to pseudo-matrimony/ living together [on a PT basis]. I’d definitely say no. At that age life should be mostly about friendships, learning ...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 16
by TFP
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:51 am

Re: Screen time and young children

iPads can be password controlled. You can also set an alarm [e.g. for 30 minutes] after which the screen will be become locked. Something that, for whatever reason, worked well with my son was to tell him in advance that he'd get say 30 minutes, then hand it over to him with the alarm counting down,...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 16
by TFP
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:17 pm

Re: dishonest about bursary application

Just the sheer silliness of the reply saying "...the politics of the envy has no place in public school..." makes me want to say that OP should squeal but in practice I very likely wouldn't myself, having been in vaguely similar positions myself in the past. This is undoubtedly a form of stealing, w...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 19
by TFP
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:57 am

Re: Mother attacked for Rolex as her children run screaming for help

Walking down the street (as opposed to say keeping it under wraps but then getting it out in a friend's house or whatever) with a £10k watch visible is, obviously, asking for trouble, just as surely as it would be to walk around clutching a two inch thick wad of £20 notes in your hand. Decent, respe...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 43
by TFP
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:29 pm

Re: What’s the property market like in SW11 now?

I agree with the comment that now looks like a perfect time to rent within the catchment area of a state school, if there's one that you particularly want. House prices can be very sticky in a downwards direction, with transaction numbers likelier than price to really tank, at least in the short ter...
Replies: 22
by TFP
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:22 pm

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

personal view - really not good. i suppose it's a matter of degree, e.g. best - all on the books; next best - base hours above board & then odd bits of overtime, babysitting, etc cash in hand; [etc] worst [seriously morally wrong if the employers are leading anything vaguely approaching a luxurious ...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 34
by TFP
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:44 am

Re: State kids going private. Parents in the PTA?

If I were a school and it were somehow possible for me to reject applications from kids who planned to move on at eight (afaik it isn't) then, sure, I'd probably do it. But I don't particularly see why it'd be even theoretically desirable to bar such parents from the pta? Because say they'd, say, be...
Replies: 8
by TFP
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:54 pm

Re: Flat without any chance of car parking?

Yes, it makes sense if you're talking about a good-sized new development on a busy inner London A road, there just isn't any more room, the prices to buy will presumably be that that bit lower than if you were buying with a parking space. I should think the nearest unrestricted space, i.e. one that ...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 5
by TFP
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:49 pm

Re: Friend drinking and smoking whilst pregnant

define "odd cigarette" - e.g. one per week would probably be less bad for baby than mother simply breathing inner London air every day. several or many fags per day, not so much.

ditto "odd glass of wine" - if we're talking about say considerably less than a glass per day then, really, so what.
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 13
by TFP
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:06 pm

Re: Parking fine revenue in Wandsworth

To be fair, Wandsworth is the third most populous inner London borough.
Replies: 5
by TFP
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:55 pm

Re: Help London flat too BIG!!

Yep, what others have said. Of course one could highlight its less attractive features, e.g. a bedroom being downstairs, kitchen being smallish & not-modern kitchen, garden smallish, but obviously at the right price [I don't have the very precise local knowledge to comment on yours] & with a decent ...
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Replies: 25
by TFP
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:24 am

Re: Grammar Schools: educational apartheid?

I read an interesting article on this subject not so long ago, and I'm going to reproduce some of its soaring rhetoric as it chimed with me. it may not ring so true with others, but it's there to digest as you will " To borrow an analogy from Allison Pearson of the Daily Telegraph, young people cap...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 27
by TFP
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:19 pm

Re: kids playing football in the next garden late at night

it really depends, there's a lot of context needed, e.g. the size of the garden, the height and construction of fences, what type of ball, how many kids there how often, of what ages, how they behave (e.g. how much shouting) etc. My sort of instinct is that the time when it gets dark at the height o...
Replies: 8
by TFP
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:51 pm