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Re: Landlord of The Eagle , just off Northcote Road, warns that pubs won't survive if landlords don't cancel rent

The Eagle is such a great pub, one of the last remaining traditional pubs left in the area. Please do everything you can to support it and pubs like it - make your voice heard with letters/emails to local press, MPs, industry associations etc. Admin - maybe if you could ask Dave Law himself, he coul...
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Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:55 am

Re: Inside the Wandsworth apartment on sale for £13 million

5 beds/6 baths/2 receps.....in a 1040 sq ft space ?!? No thanks, that's no more than a large sardine tin
Replies: 7
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:49 am

Re: MIL stayed for 2 months over Christmas and is back in 5 months

I have a slight allergic reaction to my mother in law, which develops into quite a severe reaction in some circumstances. She lives thousands of miles away overseas and dotes on her grandchildren, relishing the opportunity to come to see us and spend time with them. But she would never impose hersel...
Replies: 14
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:04 am

Re: Man on Bus

As a parent to three children including girls, this is of concern to me. I don't really have anything to add to the advice already given, but something caught my eye which makes me a little sad: the notion that it it totally unacceptable for a middle aged man to speak to a school age child on public...
Forum: Chat Here
Topic: Man on Bus
Replies: 19
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:07 am

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,...
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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