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After caring for two parents lovingly in their own home for a decade I would not recommend it. Caring has to be the most difficult job that you can undertake and unless and even if your heart is in it - at times next to impossible. It puts great strain on marriages.  I would suggest that you look at...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 7
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:43 am

Re: Where do you send your child if you want private but not selective?

Try Finton House which is a lovely school or Hornsby House.
Forum: Schools
Replies: 10
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:31 am

Re: C-section dilemma

I found recovery from an elective C section with my second to be very quick - a few days of discomfort at most. Had help from Husband at home though for that time. Biggest bores are 1) staying in hospital for 2- 3 nights; and 2) not driving for about 3 weeks or so. My second C section was due to the...
Replies: 11
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:01 am

Re: Help/advice 6month old doesn't sleep through the night

hI there, the same thing happened to me. both my children were exclusively breast fed and the first slept through the night from six months old. Other friend who had given formula and breast feeding seemed to get their babies sleeping through the night from 16 weeks old or so. MY second child didn't...
Replies: 11
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:42 am

Re: Trinity Fields secured. (from the guardian)

Further to my post above, there is no public money available to run Trinity Fields. A form of funding is required to keep these beautiful fields open to community and charitable use. The recent deal means that independent school usage will in fact be reduced allowing more use by state schools and ch...
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Replies: 5
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:05 pm

Re: Trinity Fields secured. (from the guardian)

Yes the trustees of Trinity Fields are delighted that the Fields have been secured for the next 50 years. The running costs of the Fields are met by the independent school user group which allows the trustees to use the fields for their beneficiaries thus offering lower cost sport to other users. Th...
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Replies: 5
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:25 pm

Re: Advice needed

My mother had a severe stroke in 2001 - it left her hemiplegic and unable to speak. After 7 months in hospital/stroke unit she came home. I managed to facilitate her care at home ( not in London) but it was a huge struggle. She was nowhere near as severe as your mother as she could do independent tr...
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Replies: 12
Tue May 30, 2017 8:58 am

Re: Trinity Fields Fireworks

Hello Papinian, thank you for your response. Trinity Fields Trust presently has eleven trustees. Except in one case these comprise local residents, individuals experienced in youth work and the charitable sector in Lambeth and Wandsworth and old boys who are connected with the grammar schools associ...
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Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:02 pm

Re: Trinity Fields Fireworks

Dear Papinian, thank you again for your input. Andrew Crawford worked briefly for the Trust but has not done so for over two years. The present groundsman did not attend Marlborough. We have a long tradition of bringing on school leavers to become qualified groundsmen and our previous school leavers...
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Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:34 pm

Re: Trinity Fields Fireworks

I post this is response to some postings by Papinian and Rooting4Tooting. I am a trustee of Trinity Fields Trust which is a small charity running Trinity Fields. I wanted to respond to a couple of misunderstandings which are being stated as fact by those posting. Trinity Fields is run by Trinity Fie...
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Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:33 pm

Re: CROSSRAIL 2 VENTILATION SHAFT (AGAIN)

Re Second Timer: I don't know about the Thomas's, Northcote approach on the Common regarding the Balham route so I can't comment. Thomas's are a long way away and Northcote could be concerned that it would come closer to them rather than further away. They were both extremely constructive in terms o...
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Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:06 am

Re: Crossrail 2 Shafts on Wandsworth Common - Campaign Succe

Whatisn't stated on this forum is the price that Tooting (but not Balham) will pay in the medium term for CR2. This has to be added for the sake of completeness and balance. 1) Tooting is more densely populated and crowded than Balham; 2) although building CR2 in Tooting is not impossible in enginee...
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Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:04 pm

Re: CROSSRAIL 2 VENTILATION SHAFT (AGAIN)

What Sammy R doesn't state is the price that Tooting (not Balham) will pay in the medium term for CR2. This has to be added for the sake of completeness and balance. It does not mean I disagree with his points. 1) Tooting is more densely populated and crowded than Balham; 2) although building CR@ in...
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Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:57 pm

Re: CROSSRAIL 2 VENTILATION SHAFT (AGAIN)

Having attended a CR2 consultation meeting. Building at Tooting Broadway would cost £500million more that building in Balham due to water table. The design brief is to go through a Northern Line station therefore Earlsfield cuts no dice. To build in Tooting requires a much larger site including resi...
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Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:19 am

Re: CROSSRAIL 2 VENTILATION SHAFT (AGAIN)

from extensive liaison with councillors over the Crossrail 2 project I understand that councillors were briefed about the project and revised route through Balham in early October. They have little input as this is a Tfl project not a WBC project and they do not have jurisdiction over transport. Cro...
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Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:43 am