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Re: Stasi service at local restaurant

Oh Holla, never has anyone so spectacularly - and, I suspect, deliberately - missed the point of a thread (I say thread rather than post, because this thread long ago stopped being about your original grievance). With one or two possible exceptions, other posters' responses to you have nothing to do...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 86
Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:03 pm

Re: Help wanted with mouse epidemic!

Try Superproof - they're not cheap but will come and fill every last tiny weeny hole in your house (they were at ours for about 8 hours!) so that mice can no longer come in. In other words, it aims to be a permanent solution rather than getting rid of one lot then another group moving in a few weeks...
Replies: 18
Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:36 am

Re: Stasi service at local restaurant

Ooh, good work, OP - you just keep on digging ;)
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 86
Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:43 pm

Re: Stasi service at local restaurant

This is the most bonkers thread I've ever read on NVN. My conclusions are 1) Rob McFarlane has the patience of a saint and though I haven't been to his restaurant, I'm now keen to visit and 2) the OP seems deeply unpleasant. I suspect neither of these conclusions are ones she was hoping people would...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 86
Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:21 pm

Re: Rutherford House or Fircroft or Ravenstone

I would echo Headshrinker 's comments - she (he?) neatly sums up why I'm very happy for my son to be starting at Ravenstone in 2017 (I say that with confidence as his sister is currently in Y2, unless the Wandsworth sibling policy changes wildly between now and next year!) The school has taken a rea...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 36
Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:46 pm

Re: Ravenstone Christmas Shopping Evening

Only one day to go until this lovely event. Other stallholders include: Saragai - bags, clutches & purses in original and vintage kimono fabrics http://www.saragai.co.uk Poppy Darling - crocheted and felted blankets, Christmas decorations, toys, jewellery and slippers http://www.poppydarling.co.uk J...
Replies: 1
Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:18 pm

Re: Balham schools

Mungomuffit I appreciate the concerns you had but I think you took your child out of Ravenstone a year or two ago, didn't you, so I think it's worth adding that some of the things you mention (particularly feedback to parents and consistency of teaching) have been addressed with some gusto since th...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 17
Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:50 pm

Re: St George's Carmen Suite

I used it in 2008, so a while ago(!) but echo other posters' positive comments. I too ended up in the delivery suite so didn't complete my labour/delivery in Carmen, but wish I had - it was a lovely big, quiet, calm space (at one point when my contractions were still bearable I remember just sitting...
Replies: 5
Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:24 pm

Ravenstone Christmas Shopping Evening

Pre Christmas Shopping Night - Ravenstone School, Balham Wednesday 11th November 7-10pm Find original and quality gifts for all the family from over 25 local businesses. Escape the chaos of the high street and enjoy stress-free shopping in a happy, relaxed, festive environment. £2 entry (includes a ...
Replies: 1
Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:57 pm

Re: Beginner swimming lessons for 6-year-old

Ah, that's good to know. I assumed they wouldn't be doing lessons over the school summer holidays. Could I possibly ask how much they are, and is it a long course?
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Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:40 pm

Re: Beginner swimming lessons for 6-year-old

Southfields not ideal but certainly possible - I'll look into it! Thank you.
Replies: 6
Tue Jul 07, 2015 3:20 pm

Beginner swimming lessons for 6-year-old

Could anyone recommend classes based in the Balham/Tooting area (or even Clapham/Streatham at a push)? Probably not 1:1 as that seems sooooo expensive, but say small classes? I'm conscious that it's time for my daughter to learn, but I'm finding surprisingly few options...
Replies: 6
Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:31 pm

Spray tan recommendations please (don't want to be Tangoed!)

Dear NVNers, please do you have any local recommendations? I've decided that I don't want another summer of looking pale and pasty, and am happy to invest in a decent spray tan (don't trust myself with a bottle), but am a bit scared of being turned orange :? I'm pretty fair, though not quite the blu...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 2
Wed May 13, 2015 12:25 pm

Almond restaurant, Trinity Road - any good?

Just that, really! Thinking of going there for a birthday lunch, and wondering if any of you lovely NVNers have been there and have a view...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 0
Wed May 13, 2015 12:18 pm

Re: Did you get your first choice primary?

actuallyadad , by your own admission you never had any intention of sending your child to a state primary (god forbid!) and only applied 'as an interesting exercise' to see what you got. What fun! What japes! Had you got one of your choices, you'd have rejected it anyway, but in the meantime subjec...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 89
Tue May 05, 2015 10:22 pm