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Thank you all for your comments. He didn’t come in the end. My friend did ask me again even though we had agreed it was no the first time. I then said it was up to her, and they then decided he wouldn’t come, but (wait for it) whilst we were away, the daughter asked me again and I said OK but he dec...
Replies: 11
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:34 am

Re: Am I Right To Be Miffed About This Lack Of Consideration? Your Opinions Please!

I would have been equally miffed. Good karma doesn’t always come back from those you help, but it will come. It’s just a shame as she could so easily have shown more gratitude and let’s not get into the time keeping. You are very gracious to have allowed her to dictate the timings. I’m afraid I woul...
Replies: 19
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:49 am

Re: dishonest about bursary application

This winds me up! I think taking a place that should go to a child who genuinely needs it, is both immoral and totally dishonest. Just because the system allows parents to do this, doesn’t make it right. It’s would make me feel very uncomfortable and I question your friend, or her husbands ethics. ...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 19
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:18 pm


I have booked a holiday and have invited a friend and her children to come too. I have paid for a slightly larger place than I would have normally, and I am paying for the whole accommodation myself. My friend has now asked if her daughter’s boyfriend can come too. I had booked this as a one-off as ...
Replies: 11
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:56 pm

Re: Sister in law has asked if my teenage niece can lodge with us

I have 2 children both late teenagers and trust me when I say it’s been a rollercoaster. They start wanting to drink, to date, go to clubs, stay up late, talk back, slam doors. Having the responsibility of a teenager is pretty stressful. Plus who is going to pay for the extra mouth to feed, toiletri...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 16
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:09 am

Re: Cases of mumps quadruple in a year, with young adults in London at risk

I realise the vaccine topic is a tricky subject to comment on. I had all the vaccines as a kid and my kids did too. I’m personally not prepared to take the risk of my kids getting any of the serious illnesses, one of which can be far worse in adulthood possibly causing infertility in adult males. R...
Forum: Local News
Replies: 2
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:01 am

Re: Husband's financial deceit means son now can't go to private school

How awful for you, I am so sorry.  Losing trust in your partner can be really hard, especially when it has such an impact on you and your children.  I have to agree with janee, perhaps you should get your husband to tell your son.  After all, he got you into this mess, so he should be the one to ge...
Replies: 16
Tue May 28, 2019 10:11 am

Re: Equity release - bit grumpy brother is suggesting it

It can be very tricky. My sister persuaded my mum to do this because she wanted money from my mum. Luckily my mum’s property had gained value, but it did mean the loan to the company just got bigger and bigger. But if your parents are short of money, it is hard to get extra money much later in life ...
Replies: 10
Mon May 13, 2019 7:24 am

Re: Hairdresser good with colour?

I can highly recommend Rod at Hedley Twist on Webbs Road in SW11.  Salon number is 02079787023.
Replies: 6
Wed May 08, 2019 11:55 am

Re: Left out of a girls holiday to Ibiza

How hurtful for you, I agree that I would ask them why you have been excluded (do you have a group email/whatsapp as if you ask one of them, they will probably deny knowledge/responsibility or pass the buck?). It sounds like you are very upset by this understandably so you do need to know one way o...
Replies: 16
Wed May 08, 2019 11:52 am

Birth Doula - Your Baby, Your Way

Giving birth to your baby is one of the most wonderful and life-changing experiences you will ever have. It will, in turn, challenge and reward you, leaving you with memories of your labour forever. This is why a positive birth experience is so important. My aim is to help you feel confident, prepa...
Replies: 0
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:07 pm

Re: What DO we want on Northcote Road???

I would love a corner shop at the far end of Northcote Road.  The local Spar was there for donkeys years has now gone. I notice Dandilions went ages ago, but still no-one has filled the shop. I think some landlords are kicking out existing shop holders (by putting up the rent) but then they shoot t...
Replies: 525
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:50 pm

Re: Female dogs on heat - please don't walk them on the Common!

I'm not a dog owner but go on a lot of walks with dog owners whilst walking their dogs. I feel that all dogs have a right to go for walks on the common. Suggesting that male dogs have presidence is hardly fair, as female dogs have just as much right. Female owners could insist that dogs who have no...
Replies: 18
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:42 pm