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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!
Replies: 6
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...
Replies: 8
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
Replies: 56
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.
Replies: 6
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...
Replies: 6
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

Re: Honeywell School or local private prep?

Muddlemoo’s point on not changing classes from Reception to Yr 6 is a very good one. Valid point, and an issue for us also.
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 56
by Bubs
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:52 pm

Re: Honeywell School or local private prep?

All good advice above. We have done both, Honeywell until age 8 then moved to a prep - this was not our intent, it just turned out that our child would benefit from something different. Second child we’ll go Honeywell all the way through. Both are great options. Consider time to do the extra that is...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 56
by Bubs
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:35 am

Re: Grappling with everyday life?

I bought this book for my Mum for Mother’s Day. Due to my own juggling act at home/work, Sam was even kind enough to drop it round (at 7pm at night!) to ensure delivery to Mum would be in time. Then had the good grace to applaud my 6 year old’s impromptu gymnastics show as we chatted. Lovely lady, g...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 2
by Bubs
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:22 am

Re: Nice Restaurant for hubbys Birthday in City?

Another vote for City Social here too. Always nice to support your local chef, in addition to the great view and food!
Replies: 7
by Bubs
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:35 pm

Live-in au pair required

We are an SW11 family looking for a new au pair for our two daughters, aged 6 and 11. One child at secondary school, and the other at a very local primary school. Mother's job involves 3 days in the office, and some work from home. Please PM if this may be of interest to you or someone you know. Tha...
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 1
by Bubs
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:25 pm

Handyman

Could anyone recommend a handyman for a multitude of jobs as varied as doorbell wiring, spotlights, guttering and loft hatch issues (!)

Many thanks in advance!
Topic: Handyman
Replies: 6
by Bubs
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:21 pm