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Re: Manspreading and Nappy valley houses' hedges

OMG Sloaney Pony, it sounds very vindictive of you to write to the employer of the person because he was rude to you!!!
Replies: 15
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:36 pm

Re: Child friendly hotel recommendations for Oman

Agree zighy bay is awesome. More expensive than shangri la but you get your own villa and own small swimming pool.
It’s in the middle of nowhere and I thought we may get bored but it was bliss.
Forum: Travel
Replies: 6
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:55 pm

Re: Child friendly hotel recommendations for Oman

We are big fans of the Shangri-la in muscat. It’s not cheap but we find it very beautiful and comfortable with young children. And there are sometimes deals on flights+hotel. The very child friendly hotel (there are 3 hotels in the resort) is al-waha. Dinner tends to repetitive so we rent a car and ...
Forum: Travel
Replies: 6
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:03 pm

Re: Baby name clash - NCT group - keep or switch?

Keep the name. Fast forward 5 years and you probably won’t even be in touch with this family (children friendships tend to revolve around their school friends).
Replies: 8
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:57 pm

Re: Nanny and kids interaction in parks/playgrounds

I agree this doesn’t sound right. Firstly, at 6 and 8 I think they still need supervising, so there is a safety aspect. Secondly, children tend to be obsessed with phones/iPads anyways, so by being on the phone a lot she’s showing them bad habits. I don’t think she needs to entertain the children in...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 6
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:40 pm

Re: Have you used a colour consultant for your home and would you recommend them?

We too used farrow and ball in Northcote Road. They have someone who comes to the house for a visit in order to advise. Thought it was great!!
The paint colours in the whole house flow very nicely, so would definitely recommend.
Replies: 6
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:50 pm

Re: Primary Schools Clapham/Wandsworth

I agree that local state primary schools are pretty good. State vs private is a matter of parents preference, really. People tend to think that if they don't get into their preferred state school, they can just go private. But in this area, it's not as straightforward - because they private primary ...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 19
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:04 am

Re: Rutherford House Selfish Parents

You should complain to the headmaster of the school, I think they will find a way to bring it to the parents' attention.
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 13
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:25 pm

Re: Primary Schools Clapham/Wandsworth

"Don't believe the private school hype. They all have places available" Firsttimer is right about that at a "macro" level - in the end everyone gets a place .... but for your own purposes, that won't help you much because you will have your clear favourites and if you don't get a place in those in t...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 19
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:56 am

Re: Primary Schools Clapham/Wandsworth

There is a yearly magazine on this topic (free of charge) published by nappyvalleynet: https://issuu.com/nappyvalleynet/docs/schools_guide_201_lr_spreads?e=28887497/64474823 Yes, the are has a lot of schools but also a lot of children. Re. the independent schools, you should bear in mind that it's m...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 19
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:44 am

Re: SwimWay swimming school - WOULD NOT RECOMMEND

Our children swim with swimway too, we've been using them for more than 1 and a half years with no problems. We are at Balham, we don't have Alejandro but know him/have spoken with him on many occasions. He is a very nice guy, he has been working there for at least 1 year, so he is not a rogue who w...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 18
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:01 pm

Re: Bolingbroke medical centre - any views?

There is one doctor who isn't that good (I think just a case of him needing to retire, really), but all other GPs are good IMO. The main doctor (dr Hima) is great, we tend to ask for her. We are in the catchment for Thurleigh Road but it is a bit further from us, so have decided against going there....
Forum: Wellbeing
Replies: 3
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:55 am

Re: IVF/ICSI: Which Hospital?

JenM - there some people on NVN who use others' genuine posts to air their ideas about the world... unhelpful, and I think the best way to deal with them is to ignore them (since they do not address the original post); luckily there are more NVN users with genuine advice and suggestions... I don't h...
Replies: 9
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:40 pm

Re: Not happy families at the Bolingbroke on Northcote

I don't really get it why people think this is "naming and shaming". I found it useful, as I had no idea... our kids are small but we did take our nephew (15) along to a fancy restaurant in central London and it never occurred to me that some places could have an 18+ policy! As an aside, it happened...
Replies: 24
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:34 pm

Re: Newton Prep or Hornsby House?

Sorry BFW, I misunderstood you. When I started looking at senior schools for boys (2 years ago), it was always the case that most schools had 11+ and 13+ intakes. I didn't really appreciate that previously most boys schools only had 13+ intakes. When we looked at NP last year, I got the feeling that...
Replies: 10
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:16 pm