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Re: Foolproof dinner party recipes?

Beef bourguinon with mash and veg. http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/main-ingredient/meat/beef/boeuf-bourguignon.html The beef will take about 3 hrs in the oven so plenty of time to do the other prep / get yourself dressed up etc. If you want to make it more special you can use venison. Do a salad ...
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Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:50 pm

Telegraph: schools that command the highest postcode premium

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/buyingsellingandmoving/10475309/Exclusive-the-schools-that-command-the-highest-postcode-premiums.html No Nappy Valley Schools on there. At first I was surprised, then I thought that actually Nappy Valley is all pretty expensive already and the catchment areas are ...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 1
Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:53 pm

Re: The best dols house?

Great Little Trading Company have lovely stuff, there's also 15% off at the moment (ends tonight).
Replies: 6
Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:08 am

Re: American groceries

The Ocado american shop is quite good. http://www.ocado.com/webshop/getSeasona ... nalTab=yes

Very thoughtful of you to have a few home treats ready for them. They'll have tonnes of new things to try when they're out and about.
Replies: 15
Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:47 pm

Re: Prep school open days - Qs to ask and things to look out

I seem to have inadvertently started a war!

Thank you all for the advice. Much appreciated.
Forum: Schools
Replies: 13
Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:09 pm

Prep school open days - Qs to ask and things to look out for

We are going to an open day shortly for a prep / pre-prep and I'd love some advice on what to look for and what questions to ask.

Any guidance would be much appreciated!

Thanks
Forum: Schools
Replies: 13
Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:51 am

Re: Wandsworth Council using parking vans to snoop at school

Leaving aside preventing people parking on the yellow zigzags (which is entirely necessary), the council are getting very aggressive about parking fines. When we were moving house, I did a quick bit of research about parking for our removal truck. Apparently you don't need a bay suspension for a rem...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 14
Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:08 am

Re: Removal company - recommendations please!

We used Burke & Wills. They were excellent.

Totally get them to pack, whoever you go with.
Replies: 8
Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:24 pm

Re: Morzine ski hol - accommodation/childcare recommendation

I did a load of research on this a few weeks ago. http://www.t4nanny.com/index-3.html Will provide a nanny / nannies wherever. Friends of our used them last year and we very happy http://www.espritski.com/ http://www.snowfocus.com/ http://www.vip-chalets.com/childcare www.scottdunn.co.uk All have ch...
Forum: Travel
Replies: 6
Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:44 pm

Re: Harris Academy?

I think there's a bit of confusion here. While Lord Harris made his money from carpets, Carpetright and the Harris Academies are separate entities. The Harris family is involved, but in a philanthropic way and there's a full management team just for the foundation. I visited the Harris Academy in Pe...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 5
Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:10 am

Re: Help getting home prepped for winter

You might be able to get the loft insulation done cheaply if you uses company which has signed up to the government Green Deal. Try a quote from British Gas, you don't need to be a customer. Have you thought about replacing your curtains or getting them relined with proper thermal interlining? It ma...
Replies: 3
Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:20 am

Re: Russian tampax commercial

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Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 7
Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:38 pm

Skiing with a toddler

We are starting to look at going skiing next Spring with our little girl, who will be about 20 months old at that time. I'm looking for suggestions for family friendly ski companies (chalet, childcare, etc), and also tips for making it a success - one friend suggested we go in March rather than Janu...
Forum: Travel
Replies: 7
Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:27 pm

Re: Sick child policy - what would you do?

The arrangement sounds very one-sided in her favour.
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 25
Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:41 pm