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  1. Walked it last year and found sections closed. Does anyone know if it is open, the website hasn’t been updated. Thank you.
  2. We've planted lilac, Victoria Plum and a pineapple broom tree this year. We've also left the apples on the ground and have been pleasantly surprised to find the blackbirds eating them as they soften. Garden looks a bit scruffy but we try to garden for wildlife so we don't mind!
  3. We had one for a year, hubby commuted from Rotherham to Google in it. At first we loved it, funky, cheap to run etc. However, he hated windy days when he said the car would drift across the lane on the M18. He found that lorries driving behind unnerved him as they were so close. It was also rubbish at hills and speed bumps. After a year we couldn't take any more and changed it. We'd never buy another.
  4. The council rarely accept responsibility for the actions of the householder. If you did it, you pay to put it right. If you die, they have no choice but to sort it. My parents-in-law have a council house. During a flush period they paid to have a bathroom and a kitchen fitted. Now, if anything repairs need doing, they are charged. The council will only maintain what they have put in otherwise they find themselves facing huge bills to sort problems they haven't caused ( and lets face it, they waste enough money sorting the problems they cause themselves).
  5. Sounds interesting. Just visited pub website and no mention of it so I can I buy tickets on the door?
  6. We rarely get cabs but would always use a proper cab service, not Uber. If I pay for a service, I want a professional who has been checked. I also want others to make a fair living.
  7. We had an ex local authority flat in Plymouth. We paid £100k. A year later we were notified that the would reroof and repainted the property. We were told our 1/6 th share would be £9500! No option to say no. We sold and would not buy a flat again. At least with a house you can work to your own pocket.
  8. Problem with shortening the summer hols is the heat in the classrooms. No ar con in most schools, lots of windows and 33 bodies makes lessons unpleasant and unproductive.
  9. Parked in city centre once at an NCP car park. It cost me £11 and this was on a Sunday. That's the cost of my lunch at Meadowhall! I love the centre because it has John Lewis and some good eating places (and I now use the car park near the Hilton, so £3 all day). However, I mostly go to Meadowhall, partly because I can pop in mid-week of an evening and partly to avoid the chuggers etc.
  10. I've worked in many schools as a teacher and I've never eaten for free. I pay VAT on it too.
  11. Had a child helicoptered into a prom a few years ago. Even more shocked to learn that the grandparents had taken out a lab to fund it!
  12. Great to hear on radio 4 that Our Cow Molly won an award from Radio 4 food and farming. Enjoying some of their ice cream right now.
  13. I think you'll find the general rules are no excessive noise between 11pm and 7am. 7.30 really is quite late.
  14. National shortage of teachers means many schools have supply in. Tories say it isn't so but all schools can do is advertise. They can't force teachers to work for them! Teachers often Google schools before interview, schools constantly being slagged off are not seen as appealing places to work.
  15. Red Star - known to be selling PPI claims. Just ignore them or register with TPS.
  16. So glad you posted this, Chorusgirl. I joined this term and am a few days away from helping to sing in the Christmas Celebrations at City Hall. It really is good fun. If anyone else is looking to join there is a new term starting in January.
  17. Every school can choose its own way of monitoring progress. My school has adopted the new GCSE numbers which run from 1 to 9 (1 being a G and 9 being A**). A 6 in our school would be the same as an old level 8 or a grade B at GCSE.
  18. Hmm, okay, not force fed. It can eat the coffee fruit provided or starve. In the wild the coffee fruit would only be a part of its diet.
  19. Tamper coffee is amazing and they sell blends. To all those talking of Kopi Luwak coffee, please remember that they trap wild animals, cage them in tiny cages and force feed them the beans. If you have any respect for living creatures, give it a wide berth, please. ---------- Post added 05-10-2015 at 21:08 ---------- http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/nov/19/civet-coffee-abuse-campaigners
  20. If Mum doesn't like the rules she can home educate. Can't see any other schools in Sheffield wanting anything to do with the family.
  21. If anyone is being bothered by doorstep callers go to, http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/phones/no-more-junk It is a free, printable sign that says no cold calling, says that they are breaking the law and includes charity callers at the bottom. I haven't had anyone knocking - they see the sign and walk away!!
  22. Not exactly sure of the name but it's something like The a Conservation Volunteers and is on Eccleshall are. Has a good range, great selection of books and bric a brac upstairs and I like the plants it sells too. Staff always relaxed and friendly.
  23. Staffies are beautiful dogs and I'm dismayed that they should be seen as 'chavvy'. Any dog responds to its owners. Some owners and staffies will be wonderful, others less so.
  24. I love the Park Hill development and know lots of others that do too. Admittedly, most of them are not Sheffield people. To outsiders they were a brave new experiment and I a, very glad they have a preservation area. If we'd continued to put so much energy into creating affordable homes for working people we wouldn't have the housing crisis we have now!
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