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Re: Video: Wandsworth woman's car rammed in terrifying incident

I have to agree with you to some extent. It doesn't help that the (in some aspects, desirable) increase in students pursuing higher education often leads to young people emerging indebted and finding no better employment than the call centre or supermarket. Criminals can't help but think they've mad...
Forum: Local News
Replies: 3
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:29 am

Re: Video: Wandsworth woman's car rammed in terrifying incident

This is just shocking. Almost unrecognisable from the Wandsworth of 10 years ago; it's the sheer frequency and intensity of crime that is difficult to comprehend. Sajid Javid should be informed about things like this. 
Forum: Local News
Replies: 3
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:21 am

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

I sympathise, but like others believe that you have to go through official channels and get the school to follow this up. I think you have the right to be kept informed as to what the school is doing and about any progress they are making.  My cousin found out that her daughter had been exposed to p...
Replies: 9
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:14 am

Re: Not feeling good enough for husband's family

I would discuss it calmly with your husband and maybe suggest airing it with your in-laws, when a mutually relaxed opportunity to chat together presents itself. You can sell the benefits of a state education and dangle the carrot that you are considering saving for an independent school at secondary...
Replies: 6
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:34 am

Re: Are our children going backwards in sports?

That doesn't surprise me, other than the fact that it's Australia, where I think we assume that children grow up sporty by default, especially given the relatively benign climate. We have exactly the same concerns as most parents regarding screen time. But it's tricky; I don't know what a family lik...
Replies: 1
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:14 am

Re: Honeywell School or local private prep?

K1999 - the reason Honeywell hasn't had an inspection report for years is that the school was judged by Ofsted to be 'Outstanding' in an earlier report, I think around 10 years ago. There was then a follow up inspection in about 2010, which simply confirmed the previous rating. Since that report was...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 56
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:09 am

Re: Honeywell School or local private prep?

Local Yokel - you make a good point and in spite of the fact I only made a comment on this topic for the benefit of those who need information, I am minded to reply to your specific points. I would point out the obvious, but neglected, fact that most of the people who go private - whether it be scho...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 56
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:42 pm

Re: Honeywell School or local private prep?

I will share another observation - as a parent of children who went through both private and Honeywell schools. There is much more parental involvement at Honeywell - from school matters & fund raising, to managing children. At the private schools, there is an assumption on the part of parents that,...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 56
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:09 am

Re: Ears pinned back advice

My only advice as a lay person is not to stress about it. It is a fairly routine operation with - as I understand it - few potential complications. But your GP should have been able to reassure you about that. If you’re looking for a parent with first hand experience of putting a child through it, m...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 8
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:34 am

Re: Social life after divorce?

Hi - bloke here. Hope you don't mind me suggesting that you try to host parties/dinners and if there is an odd number at table, so be it - but eventually, one or more of your friends is going to come across or winkle out a single man to bring along. You have to be proactive and create opportunities,...
Replies: 22
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:10 am

Re: Home for Lego?

There must be several nursery schools - especially state - which would be glad to have them.
Replies: 6
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:44 am

Re: Health club for all the family

Investigate Nuffield Health. They have several categories of membership, one of which entitles you to use all their clubs dotted around London, which is very handy. W'wth branch has a great pool and whilst there is no tennis (might be at other branches; definitely squash on offer at their Battersea ...
Forum: Wellbeing
Replies: 2
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:06 am

Re: Red flag on beach - please don't swim

Yes one has to be so careful, ignore the red flags/local advice at your peril. Reminds me of the tragic story (for reasons unknown to me, very well publicised in the national press) of an acquaintance of mine who drowned in Portugal trying to save his son, about 12 years ago.
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 2
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:27 am

Re: Where to go to ride bikes with kids?

Agree with Caferacer, but I would suggest the following modifications: drive to Putney, park on the river by the boat clubhouses. Take the bikes out on the river path going west, it is pretty much semi-rural in feel. That way, you avoid crossing any roads with motor traffic. If you make it as far as...
Replies: 7
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:27 am

Re: What DO we want on Northcote Road???

This really is unfortunate. I never heard a bad word spoken about All Good Gifts. Bought loads of stuff there over the years - a real community asset. What with two independent book shops, one butcher, a barber, the fishmonger (ok he's still there with a small market stall), health food shop, wine m...
Replies: 525
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:51 am