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Re: 21 year old asked out by a 52 year old. Surely not on?

Is it any different from a 49 year old actress dating a 24 year old man - as detailed in the news?  I think possibly there are double standards at work in this area.
Replies: 17
Mon Apr 25, 2022 9:23 am

Re: Girl, 10, dies after sudden 'cardiac arrest' at Putney leisure centre

Please consider supporting Cardiac Risk in the Young who organise free screening for 14-35 year olds.  The statistics for fatal undiagnosed heart conditions in the young are shocking and this charity aims to address this.

https://www.c-r-y.org.uk/screening/
Forum: Local News
Replies: 5
Mon Apr 25, 2022 9:19 am

Please support this local direct aid for Ukraine

Please donate to this local micro-aid effort which in its first week of operation has already saved lives by supplying urgently needed medical supplies to treat wounded people in Ukraine.  The supplies are going directly to doctors who are on the ground in Kyiv trying to save the lives of people wi...
Replies: 0
Wed Mar 16, 2022 9:38 am

Re: Council’s £1.6m scheme to boost Southfields ‘village’ gathering pace

Shame big chunks of the new pavement has already been dug up by utilities companies.  Seems incredible this wasn't coordinated with the laying of the pavement.  
Forum: Local News
Replies: 1
Thu Mar 10, 2022 12:27 pm

Re: Do parents locally pay uni fees or do students take loans?

You're right Blush, most students do take the loan/s.  I know of some whose parents/grandparents cover the maintenance loan part but most students I know (and I've got two in Y1 and Y2 at uni) all have the full fees and maintenance loans. Some of my daughter's peers are into trading cryptocurrencies...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 6
Fri Feb 25, 2022 3:18 pm

Re: Do parents locally pay uni fees or do students take loans?

I believe Martin Lewis aka Money Saving Expert, is doing a programme about this on ITV tonight so that would be worth watching.  Previously he has always said take the loan for fees but I don't know if that advice has now changed in view of the latest news.  You can always look on the moneysavingexp...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 6
Thu Feb 24, 2022 4:02 pm

Re: Floreat School Earlsfield

Don't do anything until you've established what impact a move might have on the progress of his EHCP but it sounds as if you have two good options above.
Forum: Schools
Replies: 7
Mon Feb 21, 2022 1:47 pm

Re: Nanny - holiday entitlement

The agency is correct - she's working 4 days a week so she gets 80%.  She would get 20+8 if she was five days a week. On another note, why shouldn't she arrive exactly on time and leave on time?  Are you expecting her to work for free outside these times?  If you want her to work outside these times...
Replies: 6
Thu Jan 27, 2022 10:20 am

Re: Brother in law refusing to help my son with work experience

I was on the receiving end of an attitude like yours - it's incredibly entitled and you clearly don't like your BIL much so I'm not surprised he's not entertaining giving your child an opportunity, even if it's within his gift. I worked for a large media organisation and was asked from time to time ...
Replies: 13
Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:09 am

Re: Nanny's husband spending time with my daughter, not sure how to deal with the situation?

I would trust your gut instinct - if you're not comfortable, put a stop to it ASAP.  A DBS certificate doesn't guarantee anything, even if you were to ask him for one.  It's just plain odd that he would want to be with her at work.  She isn't being coerced/controlled by him, is she?
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 22
Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:38 am

Southfields Christmas Lights event - Wednesday 1st December 2021

After an absence of a year, the Southfields Christmas Lights switching on event will take place on Wednesday 1st December 2021. The Mayor of Wandsworth will open the event at 4.30pm with tennis star, Anne Keothavong MBE, switching on the lights at 5pm.  The main stage will be located outside Boots o...
Forum: Local News
Replies: 0
Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:43 am

Re: can i move my terminally ill father in with a young family at home?

What does your dad want,  as this is an important factor?  I know my MIL didn't want to see her grandchildren near the end but another family member did, so everyone is different. If he wants this and you can, I think it is a good idea but you will need support and to tap into carers to give you a b...
Replies: 7
Wed Nov 03, 2021 12:57 pm

Re: Any reviews about Ashcroft? Considering for Year 7

My son went to Ashcroft.  It's a good school but doesn't suit everyone.  It's very strict and they dish out a lot of detentions to get students in line, which can be a little demoralising for students at times, especially new ones.  I work at another school and we always get a few in year transfer r...
Replies: 4
Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:44 pm

Re: Notre Dame School Cobham/Sutton High

Personally, I'd send her to Ricard's and use the extra £ to give her the experience of great extra curricular activities e.g. sport, travel, arts etc. A friend, who is a teacher in the private secondary sector, sent her daughter to Ricard's and she had a great time and made loads of friends as well ...
Replies: 3
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:31 am

Re: Shared ownership of a holiday home

It sounds a good opportunity but needs careful thought and clear understanding between both sides from the outset if you go ahead. Are your children of a similar age so will the house be child friendly?  It sounds as if your SIL may have grand plans but you'll need to discuss how realistic these are...
Replies: 4
Mon May 10, 2021 9:07 am