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Re: being lobbied very hard to get dog, what is a good first family dog?

I agree with most of what has been said above, but take issue with the suggestion that cockapoos and others of these hybrid dogs are popular purely because they are fashionable. Actually, they've been popular for at least the last 10 years or more and they would certainly not have remained so if the...
Replies: 18
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:16 pm

Re: Whitgift vs Dulwich College, please share your thoughts

Having been through this twice, my advice would be categorically for none of you to form strong preferences for any one school at this point. Find a range of schools that suit your general criteria (eg boys only or co-ed, ease of school run, academic level etc) and investigate them as best you can -...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 5
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:04 am

Re: The Orthodontic Practice Battersea - your experience and opinions please

There are 3 of us in this family who can heartily recommend Sam and the Practice. Both my husband and I had overcrowded mouths and had to have 4 teeth out and then a brace as children, so it was inevitable that my 2 boys would need orthodontic treatment. However Sam managed to achieve perfect smiles...
Replies: 8
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:18 am

Re: is it reasonable to ask teenagers to isolate so grandparents can visit?

I don't think anyone is being unreasonable here. However the problem is the difference in perception of risk and what sort of isolating your parents in law expect. They may not feel secure unless you do the full test and trace-style isolating, if they've got used to that restrictive way of life, how...
Replies: 18
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:35 pm

Re: Lambeth and Wandsworth Foodbanks

That's a wonderful project; I'll certainly contribute, thanks for the information.

I'd also be happy to be a driver. The Wandsworth Foodbank website says they don't need any more volunteers at the moment, but if that's not the case for these Christmas deliveries, can you tell me how best to apply?
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 5
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:59 am

Re: Contesting a will, father plans to leave everything to grandchildren

From personal experience, I would advise you not to get sucked into asking your father to reconsider and would do all you can to discourage your brother from doing that too. After my mum's death in her 60s my father remarried. He announced a few years ago to my sister and I (we both have kids) that ...
Replies: 12
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:39 pm

Re: called out by school mum for not consulting on birthday gift

I actually think it was the girls' responsibility individually to check with their parents if they expected them to pay or contribute. From what I've seen of my son's friends at that age, many of them appear to have generous allowances or be making money, if not from a job, from selling on clothes o...
Replies: 15
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:23 am

Re: Husband thinks I'm an idiot

My heart goes out to you; you must feel so betrayed. And as you say, at a time when you are vulnerable as you have such a young baby. I think for a start you need more information, to be able to make any decision on this. Which means confronting your husband about it - find a quiet time and try to j...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 8
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:21 am

Re: Curtain and Blind Maker

I use Curtains2go and Blinds2go online. They will send you samples of material, you measure yourself and they are very good quality, at a lot less expense than a shop (although you do then have to put them up yourself).
Replies: 5
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:47 am

Re: Devastated by husband's announcement

My heart goes out to you too. I don't necessarily think there is someone else; there would most likely be other signs, such as him changing habits, buying new clothes, going to the gym more, if it had gone any distance. I must say, my first thought was that he might be having a 'mid-life crisis'; a ...
Replies: 14
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:44 am

Female dogs on heat - please don't walk them on the Common!

With the recent rise in dog ownership, I've encountered an increasing number of people who seem to think it's ok to walk their dog in season through the middle of Wandsworth Common at busy times of the day. Although of course it won't bother the majority of dogs, there are plenty of male dogs who ar...
Replies: 18
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:22 pm

Re: Mummy loosing hair at 40! Help

Poor you. People above have mentioned nutrition, including low iron levels. My hair loss, also in my forties, was caused by anaemia (low iron in the blood, because of heavy periods) - taking a good iron supplement and eating more eggs and red meat sorted it out very quickly and it's been fine subseq...
Replies: 8
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:36 pm

Re: Broomwood Hall - Garrad's Road Prep Closure

I'm so sorry, LP73 and the other parents you mention, that you've been treated so badly. That is shocking, particularly as Broomwood Hall took your deposit and let you give up other school places when they must have been planning this! I do hope that you're able to find a satisfactory solution for y...
Replies: 10
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:16 pm

Re: Keep finding massive spiders in the bedroom!

I agree that they're false wolf spiders - they apparently originate from Europe so are used to milder climates, hence wanting to come indoors (poor you!). They are rare in the UK, except in London. I regularly see them in our garden each year (we're near the Common too), spinning massive webs. There...
Replies: 7
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:54 am

Re: Rats - HELP

We had a similar persistent hole, so got some fine mesh chickenwire and tacked it over, digging it in down below ground level, then put stones in front to completely block it. Nothing has come through that since. Good luck.
Replies: 7
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:19 am