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Re: new windows..

Agree with gymgoer - we were having other work done to our house a few years ago and our builder was very persuasive indeed with the argument that we should replace our original single-glazed but perfectly functional Victorian sash windows with new ones - it was a real struggle to come up with the e...
Replies: 3
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:51 am

Re: Cranleigh Prep 11+

Suggest you ask Cranleigh Prep what their timetable is for offers, responses to offers etc, Nasher1.  You may well feel able to talk to them openly about your dilemma, and tell them that you are considering London day as well as boarding (you don't have to describe Cranleigh Prep as your "back-up", ...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 2
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:46 am

Re: Will writing recommendation please

I thoroughly recommend taking part in a charity's will-writing fortnight - we did it and it's a wonderful feeling to be making a donation to a worthy cause whilst getting the rather tedious but necessary task of writing or altering your will done, thanks to the solicitors doing the work pro bono!  I...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 7
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:36 pm

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