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Re: Police injured during illegal Brixton street party clashes

Hi @parsleysong. I didn't say anywhere that I excused, condoned, accepted, understood, or justified the behaviour in any way shape or form - in fact, I said quite the opposite. White privilege is not an American import. It would be incredibly naive for anyone in the UK to believe that we don't have ...
Forum: Local News
Replies: 6
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:28 am

Re: Police injured during illegal Brixton street party clashes

@daddydayrocks, I see you have edited your original post to include the Black Lives Matters movement. Can I just clarify that this incident had nothing to do with the movement. There was a small music protest earlier on in the evening which 20-30 people attended in Windrush Square and was finished b...
Forum: Local News
Replies: 6
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:16 pm

Re: Police injured during illegal Brixton street party clashes

@daddydaycarerocks, I'm not sure where they are supposed to leave to? The majority of Brixton residents are British and it's not up to you to decide if they are welcome or not. I agree this is awful and those who broke the law should face the law, but I wonder if they were white kids, if you would h...
Forum: Local News
Replies: 6
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:48 pm

Re: How is your (state) primary doing home learning?

Hi, my kids go to state school. I've been really happy with the school's provision of homeschooling resources. We have been told not to stress and to try to do some maths and English every day at a minimum if possible but the teachers also encourage activities that are not on the schedule like cooki...
Replies: 8
Wed May 06, 2020 3:48 pm

Re: Visiting 83 year old parents 200 miles away ..........

Errr... @chorister - there is nothing in my post that suggested that the overstretched critical care nurses are exaggerating, hence I have said that @thelmaandlouis should not go. I just choose to sympathise with her because it is tough when you live so far away from your elderly parents who probabl...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 8
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:06 pm

Re: Visiting 83 year old parents 200 miles away ..........

My goodness, this is a tough one and the other posters are being rather harsh - but I'm afraid your husband is right. It's so difficult with elderly parents especially in isolation. Can't you just send them food/Easter treats or ask a neighbour to help? Just ask yourself if it is essential to go - i...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 8
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:10 pm

Re: Is it ok to put up Easter decorations?

Yes, it's OK. If anything it may put a smile on someone's face walking past who really needs it. That is why we are all putting pics of rainbows and teddies in our windows - to brighten up the street and someone's day. I don't think it's insensitive at all. We all need to keep in high spirits. Happy...
Replies: 1
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:21 pm

Re: Disney Land Paris trip

We stayed at the 'Cars' hotel - I think it's called Hotel Santa Fey. It was the cheapest of all the Disney options as we booked it so last minute so did not get any deals. The hotel was fine, clean and there was a shuttle service to the amusement park. The only thing was there was no pool. We were o...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 5
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:33 pm

Re: Swimming Lessons for 3 year old

My kids go to South West Swimming school at Emanuelle School. The lessons are a bit pricey but it's the only place where my kids have actually learnt how to swim properly. Staff are very good. We have been going for about three years now.
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Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:59 am

Re: Laser Tag party recommendations

Yes I used Laser Lions for my 8 year old’s Laser tag party earlier this November. They were absolutely brilliant. We had a lady called Claire with an assistant and she was really great with the kids. They were organised, quick at setting up and clearing up. She kept all the kids in check and they ha...
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Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:00 am

Re: Hall hire for a laser tag birthday party

A bit further from you, but I have just booked a laser tag party at St Barnabus church on Clapham Common Northside. The hall is on the smaller side but I've only got 16 kids so should be fine. Really easy to darken up - a friend of mine had a neon disco party for thirty there so I think it is big en...
Replies: 3
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:40 pm

Re: Hotel in Paris

I've stayed at the Mob Hotel in Paris twice -  https://www.mobhotel.com/paris_en/ and I love it. It has a very bohemian, relaxed vibe. The bedrooms are small, but adequate, clean and modern. The beds are super comfy, there are some shadow puppets you can use on the wall, a mobile phone to make free ...
Forum: Travel
Replies: 17
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:24 am

Re: birthday party venues

The Adventure Zone soft play in the Wandle Recreation Leisure centre on Mapleton Road near to the Southside Centre is fantastic. It's a soft play so you don't need to book an entertainer too and you have the place entirely to yourself. The kids love running around like mad and there is room for pare...
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Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:14 pm

Re: Grandma's funeral

So sorry for your loss gemima. I took my sons, 5 and 2.5 to my father's funeral. I strongly believe that they should understand life and death and they absolutely loved my father so it was important for me that they were there. To be honest, the service was long and so I had to give them the iPhones...
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Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:11 pm

Re: Looking for recommendations for private yoga lessons teacher

Hi, I would highly recommend Becks Balson. I go to her community class every Tuesday morning at the Training and Resource Centre in Wandsworth, but she also comes to my home for a private session with my husband and I. He has a bad back and she has really been helping with that and when he can't mak...
Forum: Wellbeing
Replies: 2
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:34 pm