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Re: any recommendations for garden designers please?

I'd recommend Piers Beeching who lives locally. He designed our garden when we moved in and did all the landscaping work. Several years on it's matured nicely. His team also used to provide an excellent regular gardening service for my sister. His website is beeching.co.uk
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Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:19 pm

Re: Best place for afternoon tea?

Orange Pekoe in Barnes is nice if you want something a bit less formal than a restaurant or hotel. Plus you can work up an appetite walking alongside the river first!
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Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:53 pm

Re: Drawings for Planning App - SW6

We used Robert from the Harvest Partnership for this - http://www.harvestpartnership.co.uk/. We're SW12 but I suspect he works across SW London. An alternative approach is to look at your local planning database. If you look at submitted planning applicationns, you'll probably find the logos on the ...
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Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:02 am

Re: Would anyone recommend their childminder? (Tooting/Balha

Yes, I'd absolutely recommend mine, and have done so previously. Josephine lives near Balham tube and has worked as a childminder for 20(?) years. She has become like another member of our family and is incredibly loving. Both my boys have been looked after by her since a young age. They each settle...
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 3
Wed May 27, 2015 1:30 am

Re: Childminders in Balham - recommendations only please

A bit like you, I originally considered the nursery route. In fact, my eldest son did start at nursery for a few weeks, and whilst the nursery itself did nothing wrong, he just seemed so little there at 7 months! So I then investigated childminders. I liked the idea of a home environment, not least ...
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 7
Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:42 pm

Balham childminder from January

My very experienced childminder will have a full-time place available from January. She's located close to the tube and has been great for both my two boys, the youngest of whom still goes there. She's extremely caring, fun and provides a fantastic home-environment for little children. My sons both ...
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 0
Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:00 am

Re: Looking for someone to upgrade our garden

I'd recommend Piers Beeching who designed and replanted our our back garden, as well as getting the hard landscaping done. He's very nice and been working locally for a number of years. http://beeching.co.uk/
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Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:20 pm

Re: The Baby Drop - Webbs Road, thoughts please

I'd recommend it. A few months ago I needed to go to a meeting and couldn't use any of my usual childcare options (mother, sister, childminder). We've never used babysitters, and I just felt I'd rather something more akin to a playgroup (that he was used to) than an individual whom he didn't know wa...
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 1
Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:19 pm

Re: Where to meet up with toddlers in tow?

Deelight cafe on Ritherdon Road, between Balham and Tooting Bec is good. http://deelightbakery.com/ There's a little Italian cafe with an orange awning on the Northcote Road that has a few toys and books, plus a bit of outside space at the back. We've always done OK there, but not sure what it's cal...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 11
Thu May 29, 2014 10:10 pm

Re: Gro-clock question

We have a gro-clock and it doesn't have anything to attach with (and to be honest, I probably wouldn't anyway - you can never be too sure with cables!). But our clock is across the room from my son's bed on top of a chest of drawers and he can see it fine - it helps that it also changes colour from ...
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Tue May 06, 2014 9:55 am

Re: Childminders in SW12 (Balham)

Depending on when you want to start, it's worth contacting Josephine. My elder son was with her from 6 months till he was two and still goes one day a week. My younger son is there now full-time. She is wonderful - very loving, teaches good manners, takes them out and about to playgroups etc and off...
Replies: 2
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:40 am

Re: Would you put a 2 yr old in a bottom bunk?

We did so for a week when visiting a cousin. My son, then just turned two, was absolutely fine. At home, even before then, he'd moved into a full-sized single bed to make way for his brother taking over the cot. Again, he's been absolutely fine. The biggest problem is that he tends to clamber out fr...
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Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:33 am

Re: New kitchen

There used to be a showroom on Battersea Park Road for Unpainted Kitchens, by where I lived at the time. I went in and found them really helpful and friendly, plus they were excellent value and good quality. Taking a look at their website it seems they're relocating. http://www.unpaintedkitchens.com...
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Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:36 pm

Re: Have you been burgled & insurance co won't pay?

We weren't burgled but did have valuable bikes stolen from our locked bike shed. The insurer, John Lewis, was fantastic. There was the added complication that the theft was on the night that we changed from one insurance provider to the other and we didn't know if it happened before or after midnigh...
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Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:48 pm

Re: Who is your home broadband with?

I have also been with O2 and am moving to Sky. I rang them about a detail, and ended up getting a very good deal! (Free landline for a year worth £15 per month and including free weekend calls; £7.50 unlimited broadband per month; £20 cash back - all for 12 months on a 12 month contract, so free to ...
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Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:01 am