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Re: Police car - Clapham Common North Side

My husband spoke to one of the police officers in the car and asked what was going on and he said he couldn't go into detail because my young son was in earshot but there were 3 burglaries in the house over a short period of time and in the last one something very sinister happened?!
Replies: 5
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:41 am

Re: Working post-baby

You will probably find that your perspective will change once you have had your baby as it’s so hard to judge how you will feel now. I planned to take off 6months after my first but ended up taking off 12 months as really didn’t want to go back once I had her! Then after my second I couldn’t wait to...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 11
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:08 am

Re: Honest feedback on Balham for a family?

I would agree with the renting suggestion. I know you say that you risk being in a worse position if you still cannot afford a house in the area but one of the main things putting pressure on your budget and ability to buy in the area is the need to be within catchment of a decent school. If you ren...
Replies: 39
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:15 pm

Re: Ibiza in October: Good idea?

Been a couple of times at the start of October without children and the weather has always been perfect sun-bathing weather. The season is still going and everything is open including beach clubs etc. You'll have an amazing time I'm sure.
Forum: Travel
Replies: 5
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:24 am

Re: Friend drinking and smoking whilst pregnant

It is really not your place to judge. Each to their own. It is not uncommon to have the odd glass of wine when pregnant and as long as you're not getting drunk then it's not as though it's totally forbidden. It was only the constant feeling of sickness that stopped me having wine with dinner I think...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 13
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:33 pm

Re: A what age did you let your kids go up and down the stairs?

We never used stair gates and never had any accidents. Kids tend to be careful and nervous naturally around heights. I remember seeing this great study which showed crawling babies skirting around a perspex section of a floor as they though they would fall through. Fascinating. Anyway, from my exper...
Replies: 8
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:56 pm

Re: Anyone else annoyed at the excessive 'settling in' period for reception in primary school penalising the least well

I agree that it seems excessive. Our state school does not do this thank goodness! First day is a half day and then it's business as usual. I also think that it's right for parents to speak up especially for practices that are difficult for working parents as they are often over-looked in the state ...
Replies: 61
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:38 pm

Re: Best nurseries for a Broomwood Hall school run

There is this new nursery opening in September very close to Broomwood Hall. Such a wonderful idea... if it was around when mine were toddlers I'd have definitely been interested in the concept...

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/care ... -xjd329wf8
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 6
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:00 pm

Re: Wedding Dress Help!

Hi, just a thought but have you tried Oxfam? They have a huge number of wedding dresses online and also have some dedicated bridal shops dotted around the country. You could get a worn once designer dress for under £500 easily...

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/local-shop ... epartments
Replies: 2
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:03 pm

Re: Wellness Visits

Check with your daughter's school. They have general health checks in school for height, weight etc. It's usually in reception to begin with and then followed up in later years.
Replies: 4
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:35 am

Re: Would you take a job if you knew you were pregnant with #2?

I wouldn't think about it from a 'what's fair' perspective. Just what is right for you. If it's a new job within the same company I would take it without a second thought. Better job, better money, career progression etc would mean that it's right for you right now. You don't know what's round the c...
Replies: 24
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:29 am

Dull question....

Sorry for the terribly dull Good Housekeeping style question :roll: but.... What spot cleaning carpet products would you recommend? We have recently had new carpets fitted throughout our house and with 2 kids and a dog I'm already finding marks here and there. It's too soon to justify having them cl...
Replies: 4
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:44 pm

Re: C - Section at St Georges

I doubt you would be asked to leave if you don't want to. I had a planned c-section with my second at St Thomas' and whilst I was told that I was free to go the next day, it felt quite daunting because I had a toddler at home. When it came time for me to be discharged, the midwife could tell I was f...
Replies: 16
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:23 pm

Re: School trips

At our state school they tend to ask for around £5 voluntary contribution and any costs over an above that are met by the school. Our school goes to Vauxhall city farm every year and they appear to charge £99 for a class of 30 kids... https://vauxhallcityfarm.org/documents/2016/01/schools-brochure-2...
Replies: 8
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:00 am

Re: Meteor St site of Belleville

There are clubs before and after school at both sites. They change every term. There isn't any provision to transfer from one site to another for the clubs as not really enough time but there's no need to as clubs run at both sites.
Forum: Schools
Replies: 1
Mon May 29, 2017 10:38 am