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Re: Gails to SW12

It was a pretty clapped-out newsagent. It's not the most promising spot, next to the Travelodge, but maybe the arrival of Gail's will raise the tone. The patisserie the other side of the road, Apple Blue, has been a good addition, as has the sushi place on the same side a little further down.
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 16
Tue May 08, 2018 8:32 am

Re: Petition to save au pairs in the UK post Brexit

Interesting piece here about the status of au pairs before the UK was in the EU: https://www.theguardian.com/theguardian ... t-law-1970
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 1
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:28 pm

Re: Rail noise in Balham

It's fair to say that since I posted about this approximately a year ago the situation has improved. Have I got used to the noise, or has it actually abated? My impression is that the answer is "Both."
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 8
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:18 am

Re: A baby at 40

I'm curious: what would your two existing children think about having another sibling?

Also, people I know who have had a third child have found they've ended up needing to move house, despite initially not thinking they would need to do so.
Replies: 18
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:17 am

Re: Balham Waitrose closing

I've always thought this branch must be a goldmine at the weekends, but it can be a little on the quiet side during the week. I'd have thought that overall it was more profitable than several of the Little Waitrose outlets I've experienced.
Replies: 28
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:12 am

Tree surgery

I'm looking for someone to advise on cutting back a couple of trees in my garden. I'd be grateful for recommendations of anyone who's sensible and not prohibitively expensive. Definitely looking for someone practical, not an arboricultural "artist"!
Replies: 0
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:50 am

Re: VIP Poo - for real?

It's perfectly genuine. Terrible ad, though.
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 1
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:43 am

Re: Rail noise in Balham

I definitely think it has something to do with the new buildings at the school creating a sort of echo chamber for rail noise. I wonder what it must be like for the students and teachers within the school buildings. My sense is that the issue started when the cladding was finished. I wonder if there...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 8
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:00 pm

Re: Rail noise in Balham

That's what I've been suspecting. Interesting to hear some corroboration for the theory. Thanks!
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 8
Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:47 pm

Rail noise in Balham

I live near Chestnut Grove school, and the amount of noise form the railway line that runs parallel to Ravenslea Road has increased recently. I'm wondering if anyone can shed some light on why this is.
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 8
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:23 pm