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Re: Estbury basements, London basement company

Just don't do it. Seriously. You actually don't need an extra bedroom or a play room. And certainly not a wine cellar. It's a massive hassle. All builders are annoying. And it makes the house so tall you can't be bothered to go up and down all the stairs so you just stay in the kitchen! Honestly I'd...
Replies: 13
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:02 pm

Re: Social life after divorce?

well the first thing I'd say is that are you sure that all the "complete" families as you put it are actually invited to loads of lovely dinner parties and walks in the woods?? Who are these people 'cos we are not them! I'm sure they're not living the Utopian lives you think they are! Jeez we're a "...
Replies: 22
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:58 am

What shall I buy my wife for Christmas?

Hello So I'm sort of in a Christmas present rut! Basically I always buy fairly typical stuff like jewelry, handbags, shoes etc all of which she likes. And I can easily do the same again...apparently one can never have enough of those and she is always happy with them and (I think) I know what she li...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 12
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:29 am

Re: Buying a place at Thomas’s

Fake news....
Forum: Schools
Replies: 7
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:21 pm

Re: Don't use KFH Northcote Road to try to sell your house...

All estate agents are massively annoying and incredibly unprofessional in the context of the value they deal with. It's not like you need a degree or a qualification to be an estate agent, it's like being a used car sales person. So sadly you have to expect then to be a bit rubbish. I have had bad e...
Replies: 5
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:20 pm

Re: Broomwood or Thomas's Clapham

Thomas's is fantastic. Hey if it's good enough for the Royals... For me it's a no brainer...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 10
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:08 pm

Re: Unusual request - can we please have a look at your side return extension in SW18?

Hi I suspect the planners won't let you have a terrace. I've never seen a first floor terrace around here. It's about outside noise at bedroom level and privacy. Also are you really going to use a terrace off your bedroom? You'll find the glass roof etc is very much determined by cost. It depends ho...
Replies: 5
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:20 am

Re: Repointing

well I tried to get a quote and the guy never came back to me...helpful...

I think it's actually quite a lot like 5 grand. But like all these things it depends on so much...

Would be interested to hear how you get on
Topic: Repointing
Replies: 5
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:08 pm

Re: Lambeth Leaseholders: WHOPPING bill for Major Works?

frankly I think if you're lucky enough to have a cheap flat from the council in London these days you should stop moaning and pay up your fair share
Replies: 14
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:05 pm

Re: Catholic primary consults on proposed change to admissions arrangements

Can't imagine why you'd send your child to a catholic school. Anti gay marriage, anti female equality, anti birth control...and that's before we mention the record on dealing with priests behaving inappropriately. I am keeping my children well away!
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 6
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:22 pm

Re: WANTED OUTDOORSY PERSON FOR DROPPING OFF LEAFLETS!

yeah thanks for that. More junk mail is totally what we want. Basically you are just littering.
Replies: 5
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:15 pm

Re: financial adviser

They're all terrible. Incentivised by commission and protected by disclaimers. Basically like estate agents.

You're better off reading the Money section of the Sunday papers and looking at the websites like money supermarket etc etc.
Replies: 9
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:20 pm

Re: Prep school open days - can I bring my baby?

7 months... oh dear you've probably missed the boat in some places! :lol:
Forum: Schools
Replies: 4
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:37 pm

Re: Trinity Fields Fireworks

I though this was awful last year - certainly won't go again. Huge crowds in a very dark muddy field. Easy to lose a kid amongs the crowds. Seemed a bit dangerous in pitch black slippery mud. Blaring loud music. Massive crowds. Rubbish food and drink options. No loos. Oh and did I mention it was abo...
Replies: 84
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:23 pm