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Chucky Mama last won the day on February 20 2020

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  1. Government Avian Influenza rules and guidance (as of 21st November 2020) can be found HERE 😉
  2. We have an electric car and it is great. If you are using it for short journeys, you probably won't have too much of an issue with charging as I assume that you will do most of your charging at home? If you do, weigh up whether home charging is practical - where would you run your cable. If not charging at home, weigh up your charging options which are possibly the greatest challenge with EVs. We have a Tesla and so have exclusive use of super fast Superchargers so this is not an issue. The availability and speed of chargers is something that is not fully covered when people are sold EVs so check your options out.
  3. Well done Lewis, really chuffed for you. DD got her results last Monday. I appreciate what a huge journey it has been for you. Congratulations, well deserved.
  4. We will indeed revert to being an unlisted country if there is a 'No Brexit Deal' on 29th March. All current Pet Passports will become invalid. It is wise to proceed now assuming a worst case scenario and to plan 4 months ahead of your date of intended travel. To make sure that you can travel with your pet. You must get your dog, cat or ferret microchipped and then vaccinated against rabies before it can travel. Your pet must have a blood sample taken at least 30 days after the rabies vaccination. You’ll need to talk to your vet about whether you need a rabies vaccination or booster before this test. Your vet must send the blood sample to an EU-approved blood testing laboratory. The results of the blood test must show that the vaccination was successful (Your pet must have a rabies antibody level of at least 0.5 IU/ml). You must wait 3 months from the date the successful blood sample was taken before you travel. You must take your pet to a Official Veterinarian (OV), no more than 10 days before travel to get a health certificate.
  5. My fingers were quite sore by the end of it. It took the whole weekend!i should have worn gloves really.
  6. No, I used long and fairly random lengths of 'rusted' wire from a roll. I used a technique that uses cable ties to secure things in the early stages. They are then removed and replaces with fine wire to secure any necessary areas. I never thought I could achieve something like this. I am creatively challenged!
  7. I spent a weekend on a wire weekend and surprised myself (not very arty) by being able to make this: https://instagram.com/p/Bqoo3xaApUl/
  8. I would stick with the school and give the new Head a chance to turn things around. A portal would be good as they can put any syllabuses, homework, progress and behaviour on there. Does your son have a school 'tutor'? They often have 'tutor groups' where there is a teacher than looks after their pastoral needs. They are a good port of call as are year heads. It is not too late for him. Get hold of the syllabus, speak to the school and use a combo of carrot and stick to jolly your son along. Finding someone to work with of similar or higher ability is also really important. It is very hard to crack on without company, especially for boys. Getting mates over to sit around a table to study with food as Soapdragon says is a good way of getting things done. If he wants to stay at this school, he has to show you that he can work through this with help from you and the improvements coming from the school (hopefully). Work carefully and diplomatically with the staff at the school. Staff don't like parents that go in all guns blazing and can stubborn and sadly can also take things out on a child. I have always been careful to avoid this scenario but have witnessed it first hand from both sides.
  9. Regardless of how good or bad a school is, if a child does not want to learn, they won't. Some of your son's progress will be down to the school but some is also down to him. As you sure that he doesn't get homework? Has the school been rated by Ofsted? If it is poorly rated by Ofted, they will have to pull their socks up. My children went to primary school with 60 on role in a rural area that was put in Special Measures by Ofsted. It was the best thing that could have happened to it as there was lots of intervention (and cash) bought in to turn it around. Rural school particularly go through ups and downs and I think that you have to stick with them if you can and 'top up' at home if you can. Our secondary school was not great when we started, then did very well and is now going downhill again. My friend, an ex Director in a large UK company has just become a Chair of Governors in a large failing school and has turned it around and they now have a waiting list so don't give up on the school. Definitely have a chat with the school. I would actually go along without your son as you will be able to speak more frankly. Teenagers, particularly boys don't like parents talking to teachers and even less so in front of them. Get an idea of what he should be doing and try to make sure that there are incentives at home for him to get the work done. We didn't have Playstations etc to distract and no TVs in bedrooms. Working at a kitchen table if you don't trust them not to look at rubbish on YouTube helps. Boys can be 'lazy until they know where they are going' , they see little point in working hard if they have no target however bright they may be. Maybe you should suggest to your son that if things don't improve in say, 6 months, you may have to move him. (all 3 of mine have gone through small rural state primaries and then moved to large semi rural state secondaries. 2 now doing medicine and 1 veterinary medicine so they got by going through the less than perfect state school system. I know plenty that have struggled with poor teaching in private education)
  10. What sad news She was a real warrior.
  11. I have no experience but think you need to review your house insurance if you are renting a room.
  12. I think that we are being led to dislike and disbelieve her so I am expecting it to be turned on its head and it to be him. I had to rewind 3 times to check that she really did say 'damson in distress' - she did!!!!
  13. I would do a Google search on his name. It may be that there are other complaints about him if he is dodgy. Also see if you can find his Facebook page. Has his wife really had a baby...? All sounds dodgy to me. How did you pay the deposit? Was it cash?

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