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Re: Is a new iphone too much for a 10 year old for Xmas?

The only plus I would say regarding an iPhone over any other brands is that if you have an iPhone you can create a child’s account linked to your account which means they can’t download any apps etc without your phone notifying you and asking permission. There are other controls too. I imagine the o...
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Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:34 pm

Re: Is a new iphone too much for a 10 year old for Xmas?

You wouldn’t let your 10 year old walk around with a £1000+ diamond ring or earrings on for fear of getting lost or stolen so I don’t see how that’s different to an expensive phone. No 10 year old I know has an expensive iPhone, they all have their parents old ones or I got my daughter a refurbished...
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Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:58 am

Re: Schools

If by the time your child is in year 5 you are still wanting them to get into Eton etc you will get a tutor regardless of whether they are in a state or independent school. Every one of my daughter’s independent school classmates had at least 1 tutor for the 11+. I firmly believe that at reception a...
Topic: Schools
Replies: 21
Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:04 am

Re: when is the best time to tell the children we are splitting up?

From my personal experience, I would definitely advise after Christmas. My parents told us over Christmas (I was 15, my brother was 11). It destroyed that Christmas and every other Christmas since. We both still hate Christmas now, 30 years later, as we associate it with such an unhappy, traumatic t...
Replies: 18
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:53 am

Re: is it reasonable to ask teenagers to isolate so grandparents can visit?

I don’t think there is a compromise by asking your kids to be careful for a few days, viruses don’t respect compromises! I’ve had to have difficult conversations with both sets of grandparents. I don’t want to bear the risk of them catching Covid over Christmas by spending time with us. Especially w...
Replies: 18
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:22 pm

Re: Noise complaints. Can’t afford to move yet!

Oh dear, I do feel for you. What sort of home do you have? Is it a flat with neighbours above, below and either side? Or a house with just next door neighbours? Either way, when you get complaints I would just explain that you have a child with developmental delays and you are all doing the best you...
Replies: 5
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:55 am

Re: Ideas for Christmas gift for nanny?

For our nannies and most recently, au pairs we have always bought a sweet smallish gift from the likes of Oliver Bonas from the children and a bonus from us of 1 or 2 weeks pay in either cash or Westfield vouchers
Replies: 14
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:44 pm

Re: A sad start to Black History Month

What on earth has this little story got to do with Black History month?!?!

Was the concert in aid of Black History Month?? Or is it simply because the story involves a black person?

And now this thread involves the public shaming of that black person!

A sad start to the month indeed!
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 4
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:47 pm

Re: Divorce / family Lawyer

Hi there, sorry you are going through a tough time. My husband is a very experienced divorce lawyer who works in the city but is obviously home based at the moment. He would be happy to have an initial conversation over the phone or locally to give you some guidance whether or not you decide to reta...
Replies: 11
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:53 am

Re: Help - noisy and non essential business still open

Is the shop open to the public? If not and they are just continuing to work on furniture for when they re-open or they are selling online then they are not doing anything wrong. Everyone has financial concerns right now and I imagine they are trying to keep their business going which is understandab...
Replies: 9
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:32 am

Re: More peopled voted for parties supporting a 2nd referendum, than voted for parties in favour of Brexit.

Guy, in your graphics above, you are misrepresenting my vote. I voted Remain in the in the referendum and am very sad that we are leaving the EU. But I voted Conservative last week as I simply didn't agree with many of the policies in the Labour manifesto nor did I believe that Jeremy Corbyn could l...
Replies: 12
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:27 pm

Re: Ear Piercing - Tips ?

Maria Tash in both Liberty and Harrods is out of stock of the plain, no stone earrings for the foreseeable future. My daughter was so disappointed having waited for a month for the appt. I was also very disappointed that they hadn’t warned me beforehand. The cheapest pair of earrings they could pier...
Replies: 12
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:49 am

Air raid shelter removal question

I have what I think is an air raid shelter in my back garden. It is like a large brick shed with double thickness walls, extremely thick concrete roof and floor and a tiny door. We really want to get it removed but our gardener says it’s too big a job. Has anyone had one of these removed from their ...
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Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:45 am

Re: dishonest about bursary application

The bursary system is very vague, differs wildly by school, and is often decided upon on a case by case basis. You don’t know the factors that the school considered to offer the bursary. After investigation they may already know that there were ‘errors’ in the application but decided to remain discr...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 19
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:20 pm