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Re: Unpleasant elderly neighbour - help please

You sound lovely for trying to help! He does sound terribly lonely (as well as awful) and I'm sure he's miserable about how his life has turned out. And it may be that rather than being a straightforward racist, he was trying to convey that he can't ask for help or understand the advice he's given b...
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:30 am

Re: Primary Schools Clapham/Wandsworth

Controversial maybe but I don’t think there are many advantages to choosing private schooling at primary level in Wandsworth. The local state schools are pretty much all excellent and have very good facilities. I’d have a look at Earlsfield, Beatrix Potter and Floreat for starters if you’re consider...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 19
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:16 am

Re: Home Away (owners direct) nightmare

Some years ago I booked a holiday cottage through these people, paying a £900 deposit upfront. Then it transpired the owner's email had been hacked and the money had gone to the hackers' bank account, which was immediately emptied and closed. No one would take any responsibility - not the owner, Own...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 13
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:59 am

Re: Advice / views on Beatrix Potter and Earlsfield Primary schools

They are both really good schools but quite different in their approach as far as I can see. I also think you'd be wise to go and have a look at them. It really depends on what you're looking for in a school. Getting an outstanding Ofsted report is quite a technical thing and I think, as a BP parent...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 10
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:31 am

Re: How many former Tory voters in Battersea or Merton will be voting differently this time?

Yes, I think people need to look beyond Brexit alone (even though I think the Tories are handling it very badly indeed). The NHS, library services, children's services, the increase in food bank usage, the huge increase in government debt despite austerity... these are not people you would really wa...
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Mon May 15, 2017 3:09 pm

Re: How many former Tory voters in Battersea or Merton will be voting differently this time?

I'm really surprised to see so many people assuming that the EU is out to destroy the UK and only the Tories can negotiate a strong deal etc etc. The entire 'war' rhetoric is coming from the Tories to excuse the fact that the UK will not be as well off out of the EU as inside it. You can't have the ...
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Mon May 15, 2017 8:25 am

Re: Relocating to Dublin, Ireland - any advice please?

I think you would be best to look at the south side but it totally depends on what you really like about Wandsworth and what your budget is. There are gorgeous houses in the Dublin 4/6 area where it's a bit more urban and you can get into town quickly, or you can go for Dalkey where the millionaires...
Replies: 9
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:24 am

Re: Beatrix Potter Nusery school or Mouse House: help!!

I've heard very good things about Mouse House and know people who've loved it. Having said that, both of mine went to Beatrix Potter nursery and absolutely adored it. They moved on to Reception with no difficulty, settling in quickly, partly because of knowing children in their class but also becaus...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 5
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:25 am