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Re: Catchment question / moving from abroad

Hello I moved from DC to London in July last year and understand how stressed you are. I’m sorry I cannot help with the school bit as we went private (child at 1st grade level) largely because of the stress you’re now experiencing. I wonder if you would consider renting rather than buying? Just to g...
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Tue May 26, 2020 8:23 am

Re: are carpets a no go with children?

Hello. Whatever dirt has to come off a hard floor has to come off the carpet too - the carpet might just make it less visible. You do get very hard-wearing stain resistant carpet. I accidentally spilled a bottle of bleach down our stairs and amazingly nothing happened to the carpet - it predates us ...
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Mon May 11, 2020 8:11 am

Exam invigilator

Has anybody here worked as an exam invigilator? I’m looking to make a wee bit of income ad-hoc while the children are at school and I’m wondering what the role involves. Thank you.
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:50 pm

Re: potential foreign job offer for husband, seeking advice

Hello This could be a wonderful experience and I believe Montreal is an amazing city.  Some things to consider… My husband's job moved us to the USA for two years but we ended up staying there for nearly eight years.  We loved it and did seriously consider making it our forever home, but that didn’t...
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Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:11 pm

Re: Lunch suggestion hijacked by friend

Maybe 'newer mum' is just trying to be helpful and desperately trying to fit it in and make friends without intending to cause offense.  
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Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:06 am

Re: Creating a will

Thank you to everyone for your suggestions.  I will contact all the lawyers recommended, so far my quotes have been GBP500 - GBP900 for the same thing!???  I think the will will be very simple - appointing a guardian and leaving all assets to a spouse and one child, problem is some assets are abroad.
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Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:23 am

Re: Creating a will

Thank you.
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Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:05 pm

Creating a will

Can anyone recommend a lawyer who they’ve used to create a will? Also, if you can give me an idea of how much a lawyer charges to create a will. There are lots of options to create wills on-line, any experience with that? Thank you in advance for any insight you can offer.
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Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:50 am

Re: Advice for long haul travel with a 9-10 month old

I second the change of clothes for yourself.  Also take way more nappies than you think you need and a box of ziplock bags. Not sure if you've got a bassinet seat or if you've booked a separate seat for your child.  If your child has his own chair, take a carseat with you.  I travelled long distance...
Replies: 5
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:09 pm

Re: Laser Tag party recommendations

We recently attended a Laser Tag party at Gambado, Chelsea.  The party was an absolute hit with the 7 year olds.
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Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:53 pm

Re: New partner is overly strict with his son

I wonder if your partner is stressed/wanting to impress/show he’s not a bad parent etc.. The word ‘embarrassment’ makes me suggest that he feels he is being watched or judged by other parents, even if he isn’t. Maybe he’s over-parenting (unpleasantly) to compensate for this insecurity.
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Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:55 am

Re: Hotel in New York

Try the Affinia hotels. They’re all suite hotels with loads of space and comparable pricing to non-suite hotels. I’ve stayed at two different ones, in the Affinia Gardens with my 6 year old and it was brilliant. Very friendly. Close to the central park zoo, close to the subway. Affinia.com
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Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:18 am

Re: What to expect?

Hi. I’m sorry this happened to you. TFL is offering ‘I need a seat badges’ to those if us with invisible disabilities https://tfl.gov.uk/transport-accessibility/please-offer-me-a-seat Unfortunately you will find that once you are a mum you will receive a lot of unsolicited, annoying and sometimes up...
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Replies: 5
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:24 am