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Re: Is it worth buying Miele?

We have a miele washing machine and a bosch dryer. Both seem good but it's hard to compare because I've never used anything else. Neither is particular quiet but I've had both for 10 years and both are still going strong with no problems whatsoever. 
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 10
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:59 am

Re: Teen Babysitting rates

I use various babysitters including teenagers, au pairs, nannies etc. I pay school aged teens £8 per hour and round up to the nearest hour. I pay university students, nannies and au pairs etc £10 per hour.
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 4
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:57 am

Re: How Wandsworth threatens whole families with eviction

The case in question seems somewhat harsh and one sided but presumably chosen for sensationalist reasons.  I have very little sympathy for someone with 7 children who cannot control her children's behaviour), I'd change the ruling slightly to ensure that this applied to family members with criminal ...
Forum: Local News
Replies: 2
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:43 am

Re: Clapham Manor Leisure Centre-What you think?

The teachers are very good. My concern is more the ratio of children to teachers. From stage 3 onwards, there is a max ratio of 12:1. More and more they double up when teachers are unavailable or they haven’t managed to get cover. That said, I’ve never seen a situation where there are 24 in a class ...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 3
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:52 am

Re: Discrimination at school?

Are you suggesting that they remove the attendance incentive or are you saying that your child should be eligible to receive it despite having a less than perfect attendance record? Like it or not, your child negatively affects the school’s attendance record, a benchmark on which huge importance is ...
Replies: 16
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:50 pm

Re: Loft and side return

Price seems reasonable to me, depends of course if you go for the design and build option or if you try to project manage yourself.
Time scale seems long, we did a whole house back to brick reno inc full basement in less than 8 months.
Replies: 4
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:04 pm

Re: State Secondary Schools - are they good?

I don't think Bolingbroke's policy is unfair. Of the 5 feeder schools, 3 of them have spaces in all year groups which means if you were keen on Bolingbroke then you'd send your child to one of those 3 schools. In response to the original question, my opinion (and it is just a personal view) is that ...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 16
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:39 am

Funding a property abroad

Good afternoon, my husband and I recently bought a house in the Dordogne and have to work out how to transfer cash from pounds to euros. We would prefer not to use a bank; has anyone else been in this position and used an FX Broker? If so would you recommend them?
Many thanks
FT
Replies: 5
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:44 pm

Re: L-shaped Loft Conversions - now not allowed in Lambeth - petition!

Doubt very much Wandsworth would follow suit. Wandsworth is everything you want from a council. Lambeth is just about everything you don't - utter jobsworths and double the council tax. If you disagree, check Chivalry Road and Battersea Park playgrounds vs the 2 on Clapham Common (and then think of ...
Replies: 7
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:09 pm

Re: Second hand baby bits? Is it the done thing?

Congratulations. I would say if you want to buy everything new, go for it, plenty of people do. Equally lots of people get things from friends with children already, people are always delighted to offload their baby gear to you. But lots of local parents sell on their stuff on local websites/faceboo...
Replies: 9
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:47 pm

Re: INVITED GUEST HAS ASKED IF HER DAUGHTERS BOYFRIEND CAN COME TOO

I would be inclined to her to say that the accommodation is suitable for 6 people only (or however many you are) and that that is precisely why you haven't allowed your daughter to bring her boyfriend and that you'd rather the holiday stays as just the 6 of you. You could add that her daughter and t...
Replies: 11
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:00 pm

Re: Am I Right To Be Miffed About This Lack Of Consideration? Your Opinions Please!

Yes I'd have been miffed too. Some people have no class whatsoever. 
Thank you for being someone who would help my child out if it had been her. If there were more like you, the world might not be the mess it currently is.
Replies: 20
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:53 am

Does anyone know what an End of Tenancy Clean should cost for a house between the commons?

Hi there Per the headline, I'm looking for an end of tenancy for a bog standard 4 bed terrace between the commons. Loft done and ground floor extended into the side return. Along with a steam clean for carpets on the upper floors, the company we contacted quoted £650. I'm not sure if this is utterly...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 3
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:39 pm

Re: Clapham Common playground - a disgrace

@Chorister Well I guess you could specify where the money should come from ie who you think should do without what so that the playground can have more? My response to you would be that Lambeth Council raises a significant amount of money from events they hold throughout the year and in particular d...
Replies: 16
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:45 pm