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Re: Can you share how you do it in your family set up?

The most amazing doer but awful thinker! The weeks I travel abroad for work (sorry seb) hahahahha - a fascinating discussion! OK so I have an insight into this. My favourite childcare weekends are when my wife disappears off on a girls weekend and she leaves it all to me. I LOVE that but there is a...
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by Seb
Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:27 pm

Re: Can you share how you do it in your family set up?

Can I drop in a blokes perspective here please? First, Supergirl, I think it's great that you are even thinking about this. I have at least one good friend whose marriage I believe will not last because both him and his wife feel that the other is "short changing" them on chores/jobs. The resentment...
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by Seb
Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:36 am

Re: 1st world problem Advice please.

My hub bought himself a very expensive 12 volume Jewish Encyclopedia ... each to their own rewards.
Love it!

I reckon I could have been given a THOUSAND opportunities to guess what present he'd have bought for himself and I'd never EVER have guessed that.

:-)
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 14
by Seb
Thu May 26, 2016 11:13 am

Re: 1st world problem Advice please.

It's interesting, as an aside to the original topic, to see people's views about pushing presents (aka "child birth celebration rings") come out in this thread. Agree. My wife's friends were all asking what gift I was getting to get her after the birth of our first and I felt quite grumpy about it....
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 14
by Seb
Thu May 26, 2016 10:48 am

Re: The Perenial Question

I *love* this question because I love being able to repost this quote from another user If local independent schools were TV programmes... Broomwood Hall/Northcote Lodge: perfect if your child secretly wants to wear spats and a waistcoat, calls you mater and pater and yearns for Edwardian England. I...
Forum: Schools
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by Seb
Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:32 am

Re: Santa Claus and presents - dilemna

Christmas was at ours this year and we insisted up front on this:

1. Lots of presents from Santa to placate the youngest

2. Other presents from people to placate those that want thank you cards and "credit"

All seemed to work well

:-)
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 20
by Seb
Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:10 pm

Re: Santa Claus and presents - dilemna

Christmas was at ours this year and we insisted up front on this:

1. Lots of presents from Santa to placate the youngest

2. Other presents from people to placate those that want thank you cards and "credit"

All seemed to work well

:-)
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 15
by Seb
Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:10 pm

Re: TAROT readings: Feel curious but a bit nervous?

What a load of old nonsense
I bet she knew you were going to say that!
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by Seb
Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:36 pm

Re: Foxlow coming to Balham

I think they sold out to Foxlow. I don't know the restaurant trade at all so I'm not sure if that's a "good exit" as in they made money or not. The only reason I mention that is it seems odd to buy a restaurant and then close it for ages and then refit it and open under a different name as I thought...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 2
by Seb
Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:46 am

Re: Nasty crash Balham High Road

great idea.

Was that this morning?

Was the cyclist badly hurt?

Sorry to dive in with the details and I hope he wasn't but I **** hate that section of road
Forum: Chat Here
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by Seb
Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:40 am

Re: Ideas for a party for 6 year old boy

The parties that have worked for us: 1. football party at a leisure centre so it's indoor with an inclusive instructor 2. cinema at the Exhibit (can get rowdy) you bring your own DVD, they play it, feed the kids and then you leave them to the mess. I've found this works best if you can do a "somethi...
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by Seb
Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:57 pm

Re: Where to watch the rugby locally?

With or without children?

If the latter then it depends what sort of atmosphere you want.

The northcote will be heaving but fun. The alma and the ship will also be amazing but very much "human soup"

I'd try further afield like the Althorp.

But check first they are showing it.

Good luck
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 4
by Seb
Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:55 am

Re: super blood moon tonight?

I have no idea.

Did you find out?
Forum: Activities
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by Seb
Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:37 pm

Re: Bolingbroke Academy, thoughts?

Just because you can afford private education doesn't necessarily mean you go private. I know of many people at Bolingbroke who could have gone private but have instead chosen to go to Bolingbroke. I don't disagree. But my point is many of those who have secondary school children now would have bou...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 43
by Seb
Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:16 pm

Re: Bolingbroke Academy, thoughts?

Open days are great but feedback from parents is also essential. My take on BA is that they opened to great fanfare and with a view to continuing the "legacy" of the Honeywells/Bellevilles/Ravenstones but they've suffered from the sheer wealth of the region. I have many friends who went state till e...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 43
by Seb
Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:42 pm