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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: 6
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

Re: Recommendations for Orthodontist / any feedback on Battersea Rise Orthodontist Practice

Sam at Battersea Rise Orthodontist is just amazing. My older boy now has the most perfect smile with no extractions (both me and my husband had to have 4 teeth out as kids). My younger one had 'double decker' teeth, one twisted 45 degrees and again is halfway through now to lovely straight teeth, no...
Forum: Wellbeing
Replies: 6
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:11 am

Re: What musical instrument to learn?

As a mum who still plays the violin and viola and has two boys playing the piano, violin and drums between them, I would recommend that you start your boys on the recorder. Why? I assume that they can't yet read music. It is not difficult to learn but if they are having to learn that at the same tim...
Replies: 10
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:25 pm

Re: Orthodontist for children

Dr Sam Moghanchi at Battersea Orthodontics, 104 Battersea Rise, is absolutely brilliant. I have trusted him with both my boys' teeth and he tells you all the options, straight, and has achieved miracles.
Replies: 4
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:45 pm

Re: Broomwood or Thomas's Clapham

My two boys have been at Thomas's Clapham all the way through (younger one now in yr 6) and we are very happy with the school. Lovely atmosphere, great teachers and inspiration, lots of parental involvement if you choose to take it up. Both good schools; I think the main differences are in the first...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 10
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:28 pm

Re: Advice for a Friend. Recent first time father being prevented access to his baby.

I used to work as a family law solicitor and dealt with a lot of these cases. If your friend were to see a solicitor (choose one who is a member of 'Resolution', ie a specialist and in favour of a conciliatory approach), then the first thing the solicitor would do would be to write to the mother, ex...
Replies: 14
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:43 am

Re: Anyone had a CVS?

My sympathies; I can understand you're feeling really worried. I've had 4 over the years, each with no ill effects. The procedure takes less than a minute and is uncomfortable rather than painful. My tips would also be not to look at the needle in any circumstances - explain your anxiety to the doct...
Replies: 4
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:23 am

Re: Dog boarding

We use a great company called PetNanny. They have local petsitters who look after your dog in their own home (not such a shock if your dog is a bit nervous and you get individual feedback as to how it is). It's a bit cheaper than the kennels I looked into. It may be a bit short-notice for them to fi...
Replies: 2
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:52 pm

Re: Family law- getting permission to go overseas

Hi, I used to be a family lawyer, haven't practised for a while, but can give you the bare basics. It can be slightly different for an unmarried dad, but if he's on the birth certificate then he has Parental Responsibility and can apply for a court order to prevent you taking your eldest out of the...
Replies: 8
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:40 am

Re: Family law- getting permission to go overseas

Hi, I used to be a family lawyer, haven't practised for a while, but can give you the bare basics. It can be slightly different for an unmarried dad, but if he's on the birth certificate then he has Parental Responsibility and can apply for a court order to prevent you taking your eldest out of the ...
Replies: 8
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:38 am

Re: Thomas's Clapham, Streatham and Clapham Prep offers

I can't comment on S & C as I have two boys, but I have very long experience of Thomas's Clapham. My elder was there from 2005-2014 and my younger started there in 2011. It is absolutely not the case that they do not 'develop the whole child'; both boys have done huge amounts of music, drama, sport,...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 126
Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:29 pm