MUMSNET users have slammed the untidy owners of a £1.2million property for sale in London - and some of their responses are hilarious. The online advert on Zoopla features a messy three-bedroom home in Stoke Newington with a bathtub overfilled with dirty laundry and a loo in need of a good scrub. According to the listing, the property offers "plenty of potential for those wishing to create their ideal dream [home]." But one outspoken mum has sparked a debate on the parenting website by arguing that the owners could have made an effort to do the washing first. Posting on Mumsnet, she complained: "For £1.25million you'd think they'd have made it tidy! "I know Stoke Newington in London is an expensive area but really!" "I'm assuming it's currently rented out and the landlord doesn't want to miss out on a penny of his/her rent." And reactions to her post have rolled in, amassing 214 since Friday. Some users argued that the mess is a strategy on the part of the tenants' who do not … [Read more...] about Mumsnet users slam untidy owners of £1million 3-bed house for sale in Stoke Newington
LONDON is a melting pot of different cultures, languages and people. And to many, that's what makes the capital quite so special - and unlike any other city on earth. However, one woman has divided opinion on her attitude towards her foreign colleagues speaking their native language in their London-based office. She writes on Mumsnet: “I work in London for a company which has an incredibly diverse employee base – being British definitely makes you a minority. "I’m not going to debate whether that’s a good or bad thing. “A lot of my co-workers are from mainland Europe and frequently talk amongst themselves at the desks in their native languages. “I speak semi-decent French and Spanish but nowhere near good enough to understand them and I find it a bit intimidating to be sat at my desk knowing they’re talking but having no idea what they’re saying. “I also feel like if they are talking about work, they should speak in English so that … [Read more...] about Woman divides Mumsnet opinion when she suggests foreign colleagues should speak in English round the office… but is she right?
A row over transgender women using women-only sleeper cabins on trains has broken out between Winston Churchill’s grandson and parenting forum Mumsnet. Rail operator Serco, which runs overnight trains between London and Scotland, had announced any passengers who identify as female can sleep in female-only cabins. But some Mumsnet users are angry, with one saying: “I don’t think I’d feel comfortable with this.” Serco’s Rupert Soames, Churchill’s grandson, replied on Twitter: “I think you are referring to the possibility people may say they are a woman when in fact they are a man — sigh.” He added: “Never been a problem in past.” MOST READ IN UK NEWSEASTER MOANDAY UK braced for 15cm of snow TONIGHT as over 100 flood alerts are in place TOT TRAGEDY Baby girl dies after suffering cardiac arrest at West Midlands Safari Park WAREHOUSE BLAZE Fire erupts near the Olympic Park as thick black smoke seen across London DUMPED … [Read more...] about Churchill’s grandson rows with Mumsnet over trans women on sleeper trains
WINSTON Churchill's grandson has got caught up in a row with Mumsnet users over the right of men who identify as women to use female-only train compartments. The spat comes after the overnight London to Scotland train - the Caledonian Sleeper - said passengers who were born male but identify themselves as women are entitled to use compartments reserved for women on the service. Mumsnet users hit back against the move however, claiming it put women at risk from those who could be pretending. Rupert Soames, the grandson of Churchill and the chief executive of Serco which runs the service, defended his company's stance. The firm said in a statement: "Guests travel with the Caledonian Sleeper in shared accommodation for men-only or women-only; the service is provided on the basis of the gender that the individual self-identifies with." But one Mumsnet user wrote: "I don’t think I’d feel comfortable with this at all and it’s yet another example of women’s spaces … [Read more...] about Churchill’s grandson and Mumsnet in row over female-only compartments being used by transgender people on Caledonian sleeper service
0 Have your say Users on the Mumsnet internet forum have clashed with Sir Winston Churchill’s grandson over the rights of transgender people on the Caledonian sleeper. READ MORE - New book chronicles travellers’ tales from sleeper trainThe operator of the overnight rail service between London and Scotland decided that male passengers who identified as women would be able to use female-only compartments.Mumsnet have argued this compromises the safety of women travelling on the trains.The furore started after a response from operator Serco was shared on the site. It read: “Guests travel with the Caledonian Sleeper in shared accommodation for men-only or women-only; the service is provided on the basis of the gender that the individual self-identifies with.”Chief executive Rupert Somes, whose grandfather was the great British wartime Prime Minister, has tried to quell the fury on social media.He tweeted a response to one user, saying: “I think you … [Read more...] about Mumsnet battle Churchill’s grandson over Caledonian Sleeper transgender policy