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Re: Commuter demands "where is the baby" before giving up se

Ahh, lovely post First Timer. On a similar note my in-laws occasionally visit from the Cotswolds and seem to have a rather dim view of London Life. Yet each time they visit they express amazement that they have been offered seats and help with bags, seems to be without fail. So thank - you, well don...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 5
Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:27 pm

Re: Advice on builders fixing their work and payment...

Definitely sounds like they've cut some corners. I personally would not be happy paying until it I had everything working properly and the fake grass laid correctly without any visible seams. Your building regs certificate is issued by the council, just phone them up and get a copy, shouldn't be a p...
Replies: 4
Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:11 pm

Re: Advice on builders fixing their work and payment...

Definitely sounds like they've cut some corners. I personally would not be happy paying until it I had everything working properly and the fake grass laid correctly without any visible seams. Your building regs certificate is issued by the council, just phone them up and get a copy, shouldn't be a p...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 2
Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:11 pm

Re: Refund for Art classes

Sounds like very poor customer service. I would expect a sympathetic approach, and if not an actual refund, the unused classes to be carried over to the following term. In the circumstances you shouldn't have to ask, surely it is the only decent thing to do for you and for the reputation and goodwil...
Replies: 3
Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:49 pm

Re: Summer Revision Classes with Oxbridge Masterclasses

Sorry if it seems mean, perhaps it is. But I do think it is really, really important to use language correctly. I wouldn't pick up random people on incorrect English, we all have bad habits, myself included. But I would expect a teacher, especially an Oxbridge graduate to understand the importance o...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 7
Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:17 pm

Re: Summer Revision Classes with Oxbridge Masterclasses

'Mostly exclusively" :shock: Surely it must be mostly OR exclusive. It is not possible to be mostly exclusive. Sorry to be pedantic but I feel very strongly that those selling an educational service should have a basic grasp of language.
Forum: Schools
Replies: 7
Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:36 am

Re: iron supplements for vegetarian chilcren??

I'm veggie, my children eat very little meat. I agree check his iron levels, more iron rich food, drinking more water etc. But don't discount boredom, esp as he has loads of energy when he gets home, perhaps he needs to be challenged more/ be more physically active during the day. I know my brain te...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 10
Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:59 am

Re: Gifford's Circus

Thanks so much for the recommendation. Looks fab, think we'll book for Cirencester in Sept (double up with an in-law visit!) There's so much out there it's hard to choose what to do. I really appreciate when others share what they've enjoyed. On the same note we booked to see Antarctica at the Batte...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 0
Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:28 am

Re: 1 year old not crawling etc

My middle child didn't bear weight until she was around 18 months, very reluctantly started crawling around then too. She could walk at 22 months but aside from her first attempt, refused until she was 2. She could count to 20 before she could stand up :shock: The worst thing was she weighed an abso...
Replies: 8
Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:56 pm

Re: Home schooling

Hi there I recently replied to someone else on this site about home schooling. We're by Wimbledon Park and home educate our 3 children (oldest is 5) We initially did it because we didn't get offered a school place but absolutely love it now. There is so much to do all around this area. If you're an ...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 6
Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:50 pm

Re: Buggy Boards

Hi there, I have the Mountain Buggy Duet double buggy and bought the Mountain Buggy Freerider buggy board/ scooter to attach. I had three children, the oldest being 3 1/2 and we walk a lot so for me it was a necessary evil. Pushing three heavy children in a heavy buggy was hard work, the positioning...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 5
Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:09 pm

Re: The Grove Spa: is it usual attitude?

:( Have you tried calling the other branches? I have used the Wimbledon Park branch several times and always found them utterly lacking in charm. I've asked my husband to stop buying vouchers from there. There was a thread about this on another forum recently and this was the consensus. Sorry doesn'...
Forum: Wellbeing
Replies: 4
Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:27 pm

Re: Swimming and diving

How about Aspire, Southfields? Don't know about diving as my children are younger but I don't know of any such draconian rules. Otherwise I would ask to speak to the manager at Wimbledon, where diving is at least allowed. Surely they would wish to encourage your child's abilities?
Forum: Activities
Replies: 7
Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:59 am

Re: how much does decorating one room cost!?

I paid exactly the same for a back bedroom of a Victorian terrace is that helps. Painting walls, ceiling and woodwork.
Replies: 8
Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:09 pm

Re: Plough lane football stadium proposal‏

Hi Kate I've just posted on another site about this so thought I'd copy it here. I too am concerned about disruption but at the same time I appreciate that the stadium could be a fantastic asset. My post is below Hi folks, I'm a local Wimbledon Park Mum, I know nothing about football but I am aware ...
Replies: 2
Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:20 pm