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Re: Pilates and Yoga classes on Friday mornings?

Bliss Pilates on Altenburg Gardens with Shereen (she has an app, pink with a stretchy person logo!). She's lovely - very individual attention. 

Or Four Sides on Northcote Road. 
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by Bubs
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:38 am

Re: Can anyone lend some skiing gear today for a 6/7 y old and an adult? Tips for first skiing with young kids?

FARA often have some great deals on kids ski wear around this time of year - check there, or Decathlon online. TK Maxx too.
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by Bubs
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:56 pm

Re: Cooking "Experience" Day ideas?

We did a team event recently at Leiths which was excellent - prepped and cooked a fabulous three course meal which we sat and ate (with wine) afterwards. Left with the recipes, some books and a goodie bag!

Just over near Hammersmith, so easily commutable.

https://www.leiths.com/
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by Bubs
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:50 pm

Re: My 8 years old has been exposed to ****** by a friend - not sure what else to do

So upsetting to read, and sadly I have also experienced similar (to a lesser degree) with two children at one of my child's schools. It's all very well to keep your child away, but I absolutely believe you have a duty to push this as far as you can, obviously to alert the school and protect your own...
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by Bubs
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:23 pm

Re: What's the going rate for an au pair in London?

We pay £120 pw plus an automatically topped up Oyster for travel. She works 3 days (both children at school) plus a couple of nights babysitting if/when required. As per a previous poster, you can start at a level you’re comfortable with and update once you’ve had some experience in how good/useful/...
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by Bubs
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:37 am

Re: Claimsing share of exe’s pension

Simply make the pensions provider (the local government) aware of its existence in the first place. Before they pay out to the current wife (or anyone else), as that could make things more difficult!
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by Bubs
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:32 am

Re: Claimsing share of exe’s pension

Payment of any pensions will be bound by the Trust Deed and Rules of the LG pension. So she (you!) may have to approach the Trustee to exercise their discretion. These days you have pension sharing orders put in place on divorce which makes things simpler in the end .... I assume she didn’t/doesn’t ...
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by Bubs
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:01 am

Re: Looking for a new live-in au pair - BTC

Hi Alex, I emailed you back directly - hope you received it ok?
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 7
by Bubs
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:45 pm

Looking for a new live-in au pair - BTC

Dear all,

We’re a family with two daughters (6 and 12) looking for a new au pair to start any time in the next month or so.

Should you know of anyone, or if you’re an au pair yourself and are looking I’d love to hear from you!

Further detail upon application/message.

Many thanks,


Laura
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 7
by Bubs
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:34 pm

Re: School Mums Class Night Out - Any suggestions?

Cheese, art and wine painting club at the Althorp was awesome! Exactly as it says on the tin - eat cheese, drink wine, instructed painting and you take your work home. No experience required and the results were astounding, great teacher and so therapeutic. Also, Four Thieves in CJ for something a l...
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by Bubs
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:18 am

Re: Honeywell School or local private prep?

Honeywell to Independent Secondary is more like 40%, to be accurate - and has been 40 to 50% for some time. Much of that is choice, since many are (rightly so) very happy with Bolingbroke as a State secondary option. http://fluencycontent2-schoolwebsite.netdna-ssl.com/FileCluster/HoneywellInfantJuni...
Forum: Chat Here
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by Bubs
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:36 pm

Re: Scam fundraising collector?

Yes, she did. Urgh - how disgusting! What balls to go and do that knowingly to people/families. Vile individual.
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by Bubs
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:50 am

Re: Scam fundraising collector?

OMG!! Yes! I had the same. She’d been before and we were really nice, came in chatted to the kids. I did £5 at most. A young black girl, slightly chubby? Some story about her Grandma. My husband was in when she came back, kids recognised her and he said “wow, £20 is a lot” when I got home! Thank you...
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by Bubs
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:09 am

Re: Honeywell School or local private prep?

Agree with the above. But just to add - Broomwood Hall (Girls) and Northcote Lodge (Boys) have an entry point at Year 4, age 8. This is where we moved our daughter, from Honeywell. The lower schools are mixed and then it goes to single sex at different sites/schools from Yr 4.
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 56
by Bubs
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:31 pm