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Re: How can I stop my wife using the joint credit card?

I dont' mean to be rude, but this sounds like a bigger problem in your marriage. It's meant to be a partnership?? I've been the wife not working to a husband with a larger salary - and I never spent on the C card without it being ok'd first.  The fact that she 'now says that this is abuse,' suggests...
Replies: 7
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:43 pm

Re: House sale - estate agent recommendations

Will Pasquali at Hamptons Clapham Old Town - sold our house earlier this year (and kept sale alive through first lockdown) Also sold something else for us 5 years ago. Decent guy

Paul @ Moveli also showed me a flat and seemed decent too
Replies: 5
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:38 pm

Re: The best cats for first time cat owners?

Normally I would agree that rescues are the way to go. I've had pedigrees and rescues and also had rescued pedigrees (worst of both worlds!) However I recently had to choose my first cat for many years and I went with a Burmese. They are known for being affectionate, easy going, friendly and good wi...
Replies: 6
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:29 pm

Re: our school is not the right fit, please help?

We've also found Newton Prep in Battersea very nurturing - just mentioning as everything else has been already but great for our 5 year old, and quite a broad range, not just academic focus
Replies: 13
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:55 pm

Re: Online dating: divorced, mum: should I try it?

Definitely try it!  I'm in a similar position and have found it amazing and encouraging how many men there are out there divorced with kids on these apps.  NB I would recommend Hinge and Bumble before Tinder, as they are more targeted to relationships - but many/most are on more than one app so Tind...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 20
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:50 pm

Re: Child passport renewal

I did one in the last couple of months and it was very quick - not sure exactly how long but was within 2-3 weeks total.
Forum: Travel
Replies: 6
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:00 am

Re: Getting my head around education in London

Hi Mel I can't answer most as I only have one (young) child in school system and no comparison, but as a non-Brit myself can help a little with some of my own 'observations': - you can get really good state primaries, don't discount the option, but you need to look carefully at catchment areas (you ...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 6
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:02 pm

Re: Recommended Day Nursery near to Newton Prep

It may well not be easy enough on Public transport (it's very close as the crow flies but there's no direct bus route between the two) but our son was at Mace Montessori nursery in Vauxhall/Stockwell. It's ofsted outstanding and we loved it. Not the most glamorous setting or location, but the staff ...
Replies: 3
Wed May 27, 2020 8:22 pm

Re: Park incident

NB - I live near Heathbrook park and I would try to find somewhere else to go with toddler. As it's quiet and adjacent to the train tracks, it attracts a lot of dog walkers and often daytime drinkers and there are few other people around if you were ever to need help. (We did used to occasionally go...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 13
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:09 am

Re: Sri Lanka with kids at Christmas

In SL we self planned and researched and booked most things, but used a local travel company called Red Dot Travel to do some bits for us - ie booked train tickets and a driver for a week. They were efficient and charged very little for it. We travelled with a 10 year old and we all loved it. Yala N...
Forum: Travel
Replies: 11
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:27 pm

Re: Newton prep vs Thomas’s

I know little of Thomas's but we are very happy at NP. Only in our second year but many lovely parents and it certainly doesn't feel too pushy yet. Might be worth considering what kind of school you want to be part of? NP seems a fair bit less traditional, venue is somewhat urban and grungy, uniform...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 4
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:46 pm

Re: Please help me decide

I personally find community more important than a bigger house and garden (good storage is important though!) I've been happier and felt more organised in a smaller flat. I also notice that the older my kids get, the less time we spend at home in the house anyway - we are always out, at activities, ...
Replies: 6
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:45 pm

Re: Balham Family looking for after school care 2-3 days per week (must include TUESDAY)

try Koru kids - it has worked well for us for pickup and 3 hours each evening
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 1
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:36 pm

Primary school - Should we aim for Ravenstone, Belleville Wix or Henry Cavendish? Moving house

Hi Looking for advice from parents/those who know more about how difficult it is to gain a place at each - I'm new to this!  We need to move house and want to base the decision as to where on catchment areas for the best state primary. If we aren't tied to any specific area (but want to stay in Clap...
Replies: 4
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:38 pm

Re: Looking for afterschool nanny 5 days a week

we found our after school nanny through Koru Kids. definitely worth a look And they don't charge more for additional children, so if your child has a school friend who also needs care who can do a playdate or two each week, that helps to bring the cost down (we have one day each week where we share ...
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 2
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:02 pm