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Re: Going rate for a cleaner in SW11

I second the people who pay more and have a reliable cleaner...  I started at 10h/hour 7 years ago and now I pay my cleaner 15/hour, plus presents at Christmas etc.. She has been really faithful, came to check our house whilst we were on holiday and the alarm rang (of course!), if I really forget to...
Replies: 15
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:11 pm

How did you manage to enroll your child for swimming lessons at Latchmere or Clapahm Leisure Center?

Whenever I call they say it's fully booked and I need to keep calling. It is just not sustainable. Isn't there a wait list or something better? Help very much welcome as my daughter loves swimming and she's about to turn 3!!
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Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:19 pm

Re: What’s the property market like in SW11 now?

Nobody gets offended. People fear rejection, but what's the worst that can happen really? Remember the value of a house is the price that people with the finance available are ready to pay for it. Not the estate agent estimate. Not the zoopla prices. Don't be scared. I'd also always back my offer wi...
Replies: 24
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:38 am

Re: Do you have noisy neighbours?

No, but in this heat, everybody has open doors and windows and we do hear them more than usual. People eating in their garden, to people partying. This is exceptional, I would not move just for this. I also think that when we have guests (which is not as often as my 5next-door neighbors in total) th...
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Replies: 13
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:32 am

Re: Styling girl's hair

I'm interested too!
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Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:54 am

Re: Do you find that you can't see the cars arriving from Cairns Road and it's dangerous?

Does anyone know how to raise it to the Council to have a proper consultation and review? Maybe a bump at the end of the road, or a width restriction that would force people to slow down when approaching Northcote road would be useful? Now that we discuss it I realize there are many other roads wher...
Replies: 3
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:53 am

Do you find that you can't see the cars arriving from Cairns Road and it's dangerous?

I don't know if anyone has the same issue as me, but walking up Northcote road in the direction of Clapham Junction, I always get surprised (and thankfully I never get hit) by cars appearing from Cairns road. The reason we can't see them coming is that there are a few storage containers (I think the...
Replies: 3
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:49 pm

Free Ikea SUNDVIK Cot bed white

It's this one: https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/childrens-ikea-products/baby/cots/sundvik-cot-white-art-90385550/ It's used but perfectly fine. Has two different heights and we used it from 6months to 2 years. You'll need to buy a new little mattress only. To be picked up an evening or a weekend ...
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Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:10 pm

Re: What’s the property market like in SW11 now?

Assuming we're talking houses, the market is down a good 20-25% from the April 2014 peak. Houses that sold £1.8m are now selling at £1.4 from what I know. Then it depends on the house condition of course. Good location and good finish in which people can move in straight away will be snapped and the...
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Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:07 pm

The real cost of a full refurb is not what you think...

Shall we work it out together? Let's assume your typical 5 bedroom/3 bathrooms victorian house, and a "back to brick" type of refurbishment, with a side return, a loft extension, and better than average finish. If anyone wants to share their sum privately with me too I'd be very keen to exchange vie...
Replies: 0
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:00 pm

Re: Manspreading and Nappy valley houses' hedges

Goldhawk wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:26 pm
Security wise you are better off without a hedge
I know but Gosh I do value some sort of privacy and yet I want some light in. Having the hedges further away also helps to get more light in. I can see why people do it. I just wonder whether people notice and care at all.
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Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:09 am

Manspreading and Nappy valley houses' hedges

This might sound like a bizarre thing to think about, but I've always been shocked that people trim their front house hedges so that they take half the pavement instead of half of their garden. It reminds me of manspreading in the tube in the sense that some people just seem comfortable taking more ...
Replies: 15
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:45 pm

Any daddys up for a poker night from time to time?

With our friends moving abroad or even just across London, us moving BTC from Camden, my husband's poker group of friends is getting thinner.
I told him I'd post here to see if there is some other dads around that would like to join their occasional poker night. Drop me a line if you do!
Replies: 2
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:46 am

Something to compost that is neat and good looking?

Hello, I really would love to compost my vegetables trimmings etc but I really don't like the idea of a grubby compost bin, worms and something that is an eye-sore. I was wondering if someone knows of something nice that does the job? I just feel bad about the amount of rubbish we have and I dont th...
Replies: 0
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:23 pm