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Re: Do children 5-10 travel free on South Western and Southern Rail London routes? (5-10 zip Oyster photocards)

@muddyboots, the point is that the Southern and Southwestern rail lines (those most likely to be used by users of this forum) are not part of TFL rail. So a 5-10 child can travel free on those lines only with a zip photocard, even if travelling with an adult. That's my understanding. And of course t...
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Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:18 pm

Do children 5-10 travel free on South Western and Southern Rail London routes? (5-10 zip Oyster photocards)

Does anyone know if a child aged 5-10 needs to pay on South Western and Southern Rail London routes? E.g. East Croydon - Balham - Victoria, Wimbledon - Waterloo, Richmond - Waterloo, etc? According to the TFL website ( https://tfl.gov.uk/fares/free-and-discounted-travel/5-10-zip-oyster-photocard an...
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Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:08 am

Re: Family photo shoot

We have had very good experiences with https://www.photograface.com/ 
She used to be in wandsworth but has moved closer to Richmond
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Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:28 pm

Re: Kids Party Club ( SoftPlay )

Eddy Katz is crowded and stressful for a party, unless you book the whole venue, which is very expensive. We organised one party at Kids Fusion and it was great; more expensive than the council-run recreation centres like the Wandle, near the Southside shopping centre (another good option) but not a...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 7
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:10 pm

Where to get ready meals for 8 people? Options other than Cook or supermarkets?

We'll need to sort out 4 meals (2 lunches, 2 dinners) for 8 people over 2 days. The meals will be at home. For a number of reasons I won't go into, cooking at home is not an option. Any recommendations? To be clear, we just need meals ready to be heated, we don't need waiters and we don't need a ven...
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Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:38 pm

Re: Creating a will

Assets abroad can complicate things HUGELY. If you want to do things properly, you MUST get proper professional advice from someone who is an expert in both jurisdictions, which can be expensive. The UK is one of the few EU countries which has opted out of EU rules on inheritance and succession http...
Replies: 18
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:42 am

Re: Man on Bus

I am not a huge fan of uniforms, but not because it puts girls at risk - that may be possible but is, I believe, impossible to know with reasonable certainty, for the reasons mentioned earlier. There are many reasons to dislike uniforms; I personally prefer a reasonable dress code. I do wonder what ...
Forum: Chat Here
Topic: Man on Bus
Replies: 19
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:02 pm

Re: Creating a will

I see. How about a will whereby if you die, your partner/spouse manages the assets, and viceversa, and only if you both die is a trust created? You have a trustee or a guardian? Would you be comfortable with the same person acting in both roles? Life insurance should always be written in trust - it ...
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Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:09 pm

Re: Creating a will

What does for or against trusts mean? In what context are you considering one? Trusts can be a very complex matter, and proper professional advice can be expensive. I am not sure what you mean about a trust being there when needed. It is common, especially if you have children who are young or are j...
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Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:15 am

Re: Man on Bus

But can you realistically conclude that British schoolgirls are more at risk than their European cousins, and that this is because of the uniform and not because of other factors? If we want to include incidents like this one, I am not sure reliable data exists, and, even if it did, how would you no...
Forum: Chat Here
Topic: Man on Bus
Replies: 19
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:47 pm

Re: Man on Bus

Sorry to hear that, OP. Thinking about that, I wonder what the best response from another adult (beyond telling the man to back off and shut up) would be. You can't offer to walk the child home, that would come across as dodgy. Tell the child to call her mum, maybe offer your mobile to do it if she ...
Forum: Chat Here
Topic: Man on Bus
Replies: 19
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:33 pm

Re: Creating a will

If your will is simply: give X to my wife and Y to my children, and appoint my sister as guardian of my minor children etc, writing it is a very banal task and you will basically get the same service from pretty much any solicitor. Where it can get complicated, and expensive, is if you want to creat...
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Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:58 am

Re: Earlsfield - best areas for young family

OP, please take any feedback with a truckload of salt: I have very rarely, if ever, come across a reply to this type of questions that wasn’t along the lines of “wherever I live is best”. That’s not particularly useful – I think a list of pros and cons, of why some people may prefer one location whi...
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Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:46 am