Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from December, 2009

Comparison of tenant deposit schemes in England and Wales

In England and Wales there are three government-approved tenancy deposit schemes (Scotland and Northern Ireland have different schemes). They are Deposit Protection Service (DPS) MyDeposits  Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) Insured vs. custodial scheme Insured scheme: the landlord/agent can hold the tenancy deposits during the term of the tenancy. They need to pay a fee to the deposit scheme to register the deposit. At the end of tenancy, if the tenant raises a dispute, they must transfer the disputed amount to the deposit scheme until the matter is resolved by a free dispute resolution service provided by the scheme or a court.  Custodial scheme: the scheme holds the deposit for the duration of the tenancy. Custodial Schemes is free of charge for the landlord/agent. At the end of tenancy, both parties agree before the deposit can be released to the tenant/landlord. If there is a dispute, the release of deposit will be based on the decision of the free dispute resolution service provided b

Christmas party

Dear Parents, On Thursday 17th December we will be having a Christmas party. Santa will be visiting and we will be having some party jbod and drink. So that we get a good selection please can you bring 1 packet biscuits . If you have any problems please let us know. We will be getting dressed up in our party clothes in the afternoon so please bring in some clothes in a bag with your child's name on. If your child has any allergies please can you inform us of this so we can ensure they do not consume any food with these ingredients. Hope you have a lovely Christmas, Best Wishes

Nativity Play

Dear Parents, I would like to invite you to come along and watch Foundation Stage children perform their Nativity play in the Infant hall on Monday 14th December There will be two performances of the Nativity, details as follows:- 9.30a.m. - Children who attend morning Nursery and Miss White's class 2.30p.m. - Childrenjwho attend afternoon Nursery and Miss Black's class Admission to the performance of the Nativity is by ticket only. Each family will be allocated two tickets for the Nativity their child will be performing in. These will be sent to you with this letter. Please can I ask you to return any tickets you will not be using to the Infant office as soon as possible? These can then be allocated to the names of other family members who have registered on our waiting list. You can register for additional tickets on the slip below. Please note, there is no guarantee that you will receive additional tickets as these will be allocated o

Is Jam the same thing as Marmalade?

A bottle of Marmalade on my table, I wonder if it is the same thing as jam? My wife said, marmalade is made of orange, while jam made of berry. They looks so similar, but not identical. Here are some confused people like me: Marmalade is made of citrus fruit and jam is made of other kinds of fruit. There are other kinds of jam besides strawberry and raspberry, e.g., blueberry jam is quite popular too. Definition from dictionary: Marmalade: a soft substance with a sweet but slightly bitter taste, made by cooking fruit such as oranges with sugar to preserve it. It is eaten on bread, usually for breakfast. Jam: a sweet soft food made by cooking fruit with sugar to preserve it. It is eaten on bread or cakes: strawberry/raspberry jam, jam sandwiches. And another soft thing is jelly. Jam, Jelly, and Marmalade, they're so similar. "The proper UK word for jelly is gelatin. Jam and jelly/gelatin are two different things."