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Re: Private School scholarships

It is definitely possible if you do your research and work hard at it- like anything. I have two children both at private boarding preps with bursaries. One child is academically gifted, one is average in most subjects but has other attributes. In the older ones case we applied for a specific schola...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 14
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:19 am

Re: Abbeville Road Baby and Children's clothes shop

45K for a crappy off licence in Balham says it all really. It's greedy landlords and letting agents who push the prices up in areas, thus eventually homogenising them because only national chains can afford the rents. And thus removing the charm that attracts young families etc to the area in the fi...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 9
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:38 pm

Re: Abbeville Road Baby and Children's clothes shop

DON’T DO IT!!! As someone who owns several small businesses, I urge extreme caution. Piccolo has just closed down on Abbeville- too expensive, niche and never made any money since opening. They told me there just wasn’t enough fooT fall there. Not helped by rising rent on Abbeville Road too. Couple ...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 9
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:32 am

Re: Boarding schools - friends locally at the weekend?

Original post didn't specify prep or senior. However the main points hold true. Many schools do flexi boarding which is convenient for parents but means that there is often a very depleted boarding house, no real sense of community, activities and no real benefits. Those that do Saturday school or a...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 12
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:48 am

Re: Boarding schools - friends locally at the weekend?

Our son boards at the Dragon in Oxford. He absolutely loves it. All pupils have Saturday morning lessons after which you can collect them, visit them or if they have sports matches you can watch. There are often sports fixtures during the week too if you are able to attend. Most weekends we see him,...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 12
Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:48 am

Re: Cow parsley identification

Its not ground elder. I was plagued by that at my old house- incredibly hard to get rid of, and this isn't it- doesnt have white flowers for starters!
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 5
Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:11 am

Re: Cow parsley identification

Looks like elderflower. Definitely not cow parsley.
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 5
Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:39 am

Re: Do you read partners email/FB etc?

I don't read my partner's email or texts- unless something pops up on the screen because he is logged in. I don't feel the need to do so- I trust him. He on the other hand is the biggest snooper around. When we first got together he admitted reading every diary and love letter in a big box under my ...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 28
Mon May 09, 2016 10:32 am

Re: Teddies nursery - any good?

In a word, no. The babycare room is good but the Little Learners room not so much.
High staff turnover and we got the feeling that most staff didn't really care.
We took our child away in the end.
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 5
Sat May 16, 2009 4:51 pm