Search found 383 matches


Re: Next door vegan neighbours objecting to us barbecuing

What about having some sort of chimney or extractor fan added to your built in BBQ area that could direct the smoke up and away from your neighbours?
Replies: 35
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:47 am

Re: Worried abut letting friends down on a holiday

We had to cancel two holidays due to Covid as they were during lockdown and the flights were all cancelled. On both occasions, insurers reassured us that we would be covered if we cancelled. However when it came to processing the claims, both claims were rejected by the insurance company. This was o...
Replies: 9
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:21 am

Re: School fees for next term

Both independent schools attended by my kids have reduced their fees. One by 40% and one by 33%. They have both asked that those who can afford to do so, pay the full fee so that the extra can go into a fund to support those whose income has taken a hit. Not sure they’ll have many takers for that as...
Replies: 57
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:48 am

Re: Neighbour has cleaner? Is this allowed?

PS she drives herself to our house so no risk of picking up germs on the tube or bus and she washes her hands when she arrives
Replies: 19
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:43 am

Re: Neighbour has cleaner? Is this allowed?

The government guidance is clear. If your work cannot be done from home, you can still go to work. There is no qualification about how essential your work is. The only requirement is that you practice social distancing at work. Our cleaner is still coming. I have given her the option of not coming b...
Replies: 19
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:41 am

Re: Private chef needed for 70th birthday weekend

Check out www.saltkitchen.co.uk. Recently launched private dining service by three of the chefs from the most recent Masterchef series, Alex, Thomas and Stephen.
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 5
Tue May 07, 2019 6:15 am

Re: Transferring house ownership - legal and tax advice please!

Thanks Chorister, Unfortunately the house is registered in their names at the Land Registry. It was their council house and they had the opportunity to buy it at a discount to market price and my parents gave them the money to do that on the proviso that the house would be left to my siblings and I....
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 5
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:39 pm

Transferring house ownership - legal and tax advice please!

My parents generously bought a house for a couple who helped them in their house and garden and cared for my father when he was terminally ill. They bought it on the understanding that when the couple died, they would leave it to my siblings and me to sell. Since then the relationship between my mot...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 5
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:29 am

Re: Place to stay in Rome

Thank you so much for that.

Ferrywind - what did you mean by golf buggy tour? I have googled and can't find them.
Replies: 6
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:05 pm

Re: Place to stay in Rome

Thank you so much! X
Replies: 6
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:24 am

Place to stay in Rome

Hi, we are thinking about taking the kids (11, 9 and 8) to Rome for a long weekend. Does anyone have any recommendations of where to stay? We would consider hotels with adjoining rooms, or AirB&B apartments, or anything suitable for a family really. I'd also be interested to hear any bucket list of ...
Replies: 6
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:27 pm

Re: Inappropriate individual near our schools

Yes it is a tenuous link. There could be multiple people cycling around South West London with their bits and pieces out. The reason I posted, was that if had been the Claphamtranny (thanks for the link - that is exactly who I was referring to), then it would be a relief to know it was just her. I w...
Replies: 6
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:30 pm

Re: Child Friendly Cafe

One of the biggest reasons I stop going to kid friendly cafes is lack of cleanliness. If you have a play area, it needs to be spotless, with no risk of finding spat out sandwich in the toy boxes. From memory, grubby highchairs and filthy play area was one of the most common complaints about Crumpet....
Replies: 35
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:52 am

Re: Inappropriate individual near our schools

There used to be a fellow who would cycle up and down Northcote Road and Clapham High Street, dressed as a lady in a very short skirt showing off his bits and pieces to the ladies having coffee. I wonder if it was the same person. I remember seeing posts on here years ago about him/her and people sa...
Replies: 6
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:43 am

Re: IT/WEB Help Needed - experience with Webinars?

We use a platform called ClickMeeting at work which is very reasonably priced, works perfectly and, importantly for us, can be set up so that participants don't see each other's identities. It is slightly fiddly to use so it is worth using the trial period to have a play with it and get used to all ...
Replies: 4
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:14 am