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Re: Babysitting lodger

It sounds like there are lots of solutions which is great but just so you know our au pairs eat with the children and then very much keep to themselves in the evenings so very similar to what you are describing. They do pick up the kids after school and cook their tea though!
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Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:31 pm

Re: How I’m voting to Labour to Remain in Battersea and why I’ve done a tactical vote swap to help the Lib Dems.

Indeed, we’re allowed those every four years! The only conclusion you can come to with all the opposition to a second referendum by Brexiteers is they think it might not have the same result so therefore they are also thinking that maybe now we know all the facts people don’t think it’s such a good ...
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Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:26 pm

Re: How I’m voting to Labour to Remain in Battersea and why I’ve done a tactical vote swap to help the Lib Dems.

It’s not a matter of a ‘wrong’ and ‘right’ result, it’s a matter of an informed decision and an uninformed decision. We now have all the facts, if it’s still the ‘will of the people’ then we will get the same result and so be it, at least we then know it is definitely the will of the now informed pe...
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Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:12 pm

Re: How I’m voting to Labour to Remain in Battersea and why I’ve done a tactical vote swap to help the Lib Dems.

I completely agree. To never be allowed to change your mind, even four years later and with the full information you didn’t have before is in my mind the undemocratic option. Since when is voting again undemocratic? Simoly ignoring the result would be, giving another vote to make sure people are cer...
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Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:01 am

Re: Babysitting lodger

Hi
That’s exactly what our au pair does so interested to know why you wouldn’t classify it as an au pair position?
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Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:51 am

Re: Please help me decide

Hi I think it really depends what you see yourself wanting long-term? Also what sex are your children? I know we’re all meant to be gender neutral these days but we have two boys and they are literally climbing the walls now due to having no garden to speak of and if I have to tell my 8 year old one...
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Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:29 am

Re: Grandma's funeral

We took our children, eldest was 6, youngest was 3. We left the 3 year old outside (with someone!) for practical reasons but the 6 year old came in. Personally I think children are much more black and white than adults and deal with things like that much better than the adults - they just accepted t...
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Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:20 am

Re: House swap

Don’t suppose you fancy doing a weekend over Oct half-term?!
Topic: House swap
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Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:32 pm

Re: Step2two closed yesterday and Bills now gone too.

So surprised about Bills, it was always busy!! What a shame....
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Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:21 am

Re: Piano lessons

Hi
Try melnejones@hotmail.com. She’s just off Clapham Common, teaches my 8 and 5 year old and is great!
Replies: 3
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:31 am

Re: Challenging Wandsworth parking penalty charge notice (PCN)

Hi
I had a response way after the period they give to pay the lower amount but the lower amount still stood so don’t worry about that part, it takes them ages to respond. Good luck!
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Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:29 am

Re: Screen time and young children

I agree re the balance and banning just makes them addicted later on when they’re in control themselves. I know someone addicted to the TV as an adult and am sure it’s because they were so restricted as a child! We have second hand iPads for our kids purely with educational games and often because t...
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Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:35 am

Re: Sister in law has asked if my teenage niece can lodge with us

Well not exactly the same but we’ve had lots of au pairs not much older and I find them surprisingly mature and no trouble at all plus could mean you have a live in babysitter??
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Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:37 am