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Re: Please help - Property renovation problems, lawyer neede

Try Andrew Dust Structural engineer. they told me in passing something like 80% of their work was looking at stuff builders had done wrong. we used them for something else, but thought they were solid. check with your lawyers too they may have people they can recommend.
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Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:33 am

Re: Private versus NHS for birth

This is only my personal opinion, but I think a home birth is slightly risky for a first birth. I know lots of people will disagree, but I think it's best to have a successful delivery before attempting a home birth. Bear in mind if you are high risk or need a section, you will likely end up in the ...
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Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:36 pm

Re: Private versus NHS for birth

Another vote for a private midwife. We had one post c section, and she was amazing, life saving. Post natal care for me was non existent for some reason, so she really helped. I'd recommend perhaps hiring one to follow you throughout the pregnancy. You will still need to do all the NHS appointments....
Replies: 27
Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:02 am

Re: Cracks in walls - "normal" movement or not ?

Try Andrew Dust Structural Engineers: http://www.andrewdust.co.uk/ I found a good Telegraph article on this. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/crack-and-ruin-1266696.html Quote from the article: "The BRE has drawn up a classification of subsidence damage with recommendations for action. These are s...
Replies: 3
Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:14 pm

Re: SAHM?

I'd also like to post my thoughts - these are my personal opinion and I don't criticise anyone else's choices! As a child of divorce, I watched how hard my mother had to fight to rebuild her career. She struggled for years getting back into the workforce. Having watched that, I am very mindful of th...
Forum: Chat Here
Topic: SAHM?
Replies: 18
Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:08 pm

Re: Road rage from a local businessman

"he didn't actually assault him". that is a low bar for to live in a civilised society. personally, i hold the people i meet to higher expectations than that. i also expect them not to threaten to hurt me, or shout aggressively at me nor swear their heads off at me. generally i like it if they appe...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 86
Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:00 pm

Re: Road rage from a local businessman

Julian I usually have huge love for your wonderful balanced posts, and I know where you are coming from, but this chap crossed so many lines in behaving the way he did. I've muttered the occasional rude word to myself inside my car, true. I've never gotten out of my car, appeared to completely lose ...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 86
Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:49 pm

Re: Road rage from a local businessman

too little too late. reprehensible behaviour.

we'll be avoiding brew.
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 86
Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:26 pm

Re: Try for a baby before you're 30, doctor warns

of course, the reason I had my children at 36 and 38 was that I was the one holding off having babies. all the guys I dated in my 20s and early 30s were super anxious to commit, get married and start having children as young as possible but I just decided not to take them up on their offers. oh wait...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 10
Sun May 31, 2015 9:40 pm

Re: Husband wants to go on holiday on his own

I couldn't imagine 4 months of being in solo parentis :D .

Mine is going on a two week business trip and I am already counting the days until he is back!
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 97
Sun May 31, 2015 9:19 am

Re: Clapham Removals- avoid

If you were feeling particularly civic minded, you could mention it to your local police. I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to smoke weed while driving....
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Sun May 31, 2015 9:16 am

Re: Virgin Media - Link to show interest for your area.

I was pleased to finally move to a virgin free area as I was finally able to leave the absolute bastards (sorry annabel).

I hated them, they were awful to us. Sky is miles better in terms of customer service.
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Mon May 25, 2015 4:01 pm

Re: Attendance in state nurseries - strict or not?

My understanding is that they can't enforce fines until the child is legally required to be school at age 5. Am sure there must be an expert on NVN who can assist!
Forum: Schools
Replies: 12
Wed May 13, 2015 8:12 pm

Re: Did you get your first choice primary?

Yes, I agree rightly so for looked after children, I am very supportive of them having first priority.

I was just wondering, as the point raised seemed to go beyond that.
Forum: Schools
Replies: 89
Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:26 pm

Re: Did you get your first choice primary?

I don't think your point is valid Hello Kitty. Who are these mysterious people who get admission ahead of locals who are not siblings?

Bear in mind WW cracked down on the old game of renting out your old place and renting near the school this year.
Forum: Schools
Replies: 89
Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:36 pm