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Re: Stolen Viking bike

Infuriating!  My hubby had one of our teenage sons' bike stolen outside Clapham South station the other Monday - it was secured to the bike rack with one of those flexible bike locks which, it seems, are too easy to cut through, even in broad daylight outside a busy tube station and on a busy road j...
Replies: 4
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:17 pm

What ARE they doing boring holes on Wandsworth Common??!!

Does anyone know what a group of workmen/surveyor types were doing yesterday on the Bolingbroke Grove side of Wandsworth Common, on the football pitches pretty much opposite Bolingbroke School?  They were digging out lots of divots in the turf and had a mini-digger with a long drill attached, which ...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 5
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:34 pm

Re: Dog friendly cottage for Christmas - recommendations please

CorianderStreet I wish you'd posted this a week ago!  Unfortunately our house in Seaview, Isle of Wight is booked for Christmas now, but if it falls through I'll let you know.  It would have fitted the bill exactly - sleeps up to 10 in five bedrooms with two bathrooms, on two different floors so sui...
Forum: Travel
Replies: 4
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:12 am

Re: Travelling to the Isle of Wight?

Have a look at www.stoobi.com - it's a great site for finding temp/ad hoc jobs on the Isle of Wight
Replies: 2
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:38 pm

Re: Home Away (owners direct) nightmare

Really sorry to hear you had such a bad experience with the villa in France, catboo1 - so disappointing for you.  I just wanted to add a slightly different perspective to the discussion because I let our holiday home on the Isle of Wight through HomeAway - have been doing so very successfully for ab...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 13
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:33 pm

Re: If your were on Wandsworth common yesterday and left your litter there, your a disgrace

Hear hear! And the same goes to the people having a BBQ yesterday, Sunday afternoon, in the middle of the currently beautiful, immaculately cared-for green opposite Bellevue Road, smoking out everyone else in the entire area who was trying to enjoy the sunshine. Litter is a horrible eyesore but, at ...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 16
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:19 am

Re: We've been to Benihana - did we love it?

I agree with Bathtub! Apart from the liberal sprinkling of terrible grammar and spelling, the use of "The Candidate" or "The ANYTHING" in restaurant reviews is just so hackneyed - it was one of the late AA Gill's witticisms (his partner Nicola Formby was 'The Blonde') when he was writing foodie revi...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 3
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:32 pm

Lovely wooden bed plus handy pull-out guest bed for sale

Excellent bed for a child's bedroom or study/guest room, this is a sturdy single with a guest bed underneath, which pops up onto legs when it is pulled out. It was bought from John Lewis about 10 years ago and, although it has done good service, is still in very good condition apart from one broken ...
Replies: 1
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:37 pm

Single bed plus handy pull-out guest bed for sale

Excellent bed for a child's bedroom or study/guest room, this is a sturdy single with a guest bed underneath, which pops up onto legs when it is pulled out. It was bought from John Lewis about 10 years ago and, although it has done good service, is still in very good condition apart from one broken ...
Replies: 0
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:35 pm

Re: Rats on Clapham Common!

I see rats on Wandsworth Common very frequently, unfortunately. They are very bold and cheeky - frequently run across the footpaths in front of walkers and dogs and you can just imagine them saying "Am I bovvered"??!! Sadly, for those of us who enjoy feeding bread to the ducks with our toddlers, thi...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 16
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:27 pm

Trouble-shooting plumber needed

Can anyone kindly recommend a good, reliable plumber to sort out a few problems resulting from badly done pipework during Victorian conversion (before our time) combined with wear and tear... Needs to be someone who's prepared to investigate the probs as well as know his/her stuff! Thanks for any su...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 0
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:31 am

Re: bespoke mirror cabinets in bathrooms?

Hi Boonkoh I had the same problem when we were having our bathroom and other rooms refurbed - knew what I wanted but couldn't find the right size/material/design combination. My builder's carpenter (or joiner? never quite sure which is which!) made one for me and perhaps you could ask yours to do th...
Replies: 1
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:11 am

Re: Wonderful opportunity to work for Great Ormond Street Hospital

Hi Snowbaby2878 I've tried to look at the job opportunity, but the link is incomplete in your post, so the page comes up as unavailable... please could you re-post? Thanks
Replies: 2
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:52 pm

Re: Northcote summer fete in doubt

NB Lillypad - in Jonathan's post on 3rd June he said that the fete could only ever go ahead thanks to sponsorship and a "GENEROUS DONATION from Wandsworth Council". I'm not sure what the logic is for giving generously with one hand (donation) and then taking with the other (parking space suspension ...
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Replies: 21
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:03 am

Re: I'm weight loss resistant! Can anyone recommend a professional to help!?!?!

ErinIsle I really like the sound of Anna's approach and have looked at her website - good recommendation, thank you! Only thing is, I have found nothing on the website about the cost of her programme - could you give me a ballpark idea of it, please? Thanks
Replies: 24
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:57 am