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The next issue of Barbican Life will be published in March 2014 and advertisement copy should be sent, by early-February to: Lawrence Williams, Barbican Life, 5 Brandon Mews, London EC2Y 8BE – or, preferably, be submitted by email to




Professional cleaning service. Professional cleaner, trustworthy, competent, and friendly. Barbican references available on request. Available Mondays 8am till 3pm. £10 per hour (cleaning products not provided). Ironing service available.

Please contact Mandi: on 07966135606 or Email:

Experienced Portuguese lady who has lived in UK for more than 20 years will happily, and efficiently, undertake your cleaning and ironing. Available for cleaning apartments, offices, end of tenancy cleans, carpet cleaning, oven cleaning etc. Highly recommended. Barbican and other references available. Call Maria Pinto on 020 7686 0085 or Mobile 0790 067 2005.

For a reliable and conscientious domestic cleaner who already cleans a number of Barbican apartments, call Claribel on 07949 768679. Light domestic cleaning and ironing undertaken. Also specialist cleaning of apartments pre- or post-occupancy. References from existing Barbican clients available.


Do you enjoy playing bridge? If so, do come along to the Barbican Bridge Club's duplicate evenings, which are held on the first Monday of the month (or second Monday if the first is a Bank Holiday) from 7pm to 10pm. We meet in the Lilac Room, 02 level of Seddon House. New participants are always welcome. We charge £1 a head to cover cost of cards etc. and this has to be the best value one can get in the Barbican! For further information please ring Karolin Arnott on 020 7588 2668.


Experienced carer. Well known to Barbican residents, flexible working hours, short or long term care offered. Excellent references available, eminently trustworthy, reliable; very kind and sympathetic. Please contact Mary on 07958 203674


Utility Warehouse Discount Club: The Utility Warehouse Price Promise means that you can benefit from the UK’s cheapest Home Phone, Broadband, Mobiles, standard Gas and Electricity or they'll give you back 'Double the Difference'. For full details, terms and conditions, please call Jill Smith, Utility Warehouse Authorised Distributor on 07932 140800, email or visit


French Riviera (Antibes/Juan-les-Pins), stylish modern two bedroomed apartment set in an exclusive small private development. Very tranquil setting, yet just a short walk from the beach, shops and all local amenities. Attractive gardens and swimming pool. Ideal base for exploring the Riviera (Nice, Cannes, hill villages, art galleries) or simply lazing by the beach. Less than 30 minutes from Nice airport. Owned by Barbican resident. Please contact for more information and pictures.

Cinque Terre/Ligurian Riviera - Modernised flat in period house, historic centre Levanto, Italy. Some spring, autumn availability. One twin-bedded, one double bedroom, sitting room, modern kitchen and bathroom. Five minutes from safe, sandy beach or scenic Cinque Terre National Park. Good rail links. Fly Genoa or Pisa. Contact: 0207 588 6973 evenings.

Fabulous views from this well-equipped, slightly remote and very peaceful property. Located on the island of Yell in the Shetland Isles. Sleeps up to 6. See website for more details:

South West France, Renovated Farmhouse near Aurignac, Midi Pyrenees, with private pool set in 45 acres, sleeps 14 ( 7 bedrooms), just 50 minutes south of Toulouse in foothills of Pyrenees, available all year including skiing, medieval town 4 minutes away. Owned by Barbican resident. Please contact

Old Castile, Spain. XVII century converted barn. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, cozy kitchen and living room, and beautiful garden in the picturesque town of Medinaceli. Ideal for those looking for a quiet place to stay whilst enjoying the local Roman, Moorish, Romanesque and Gothic ruins the place has to offer. Beautiful landscape. Perfect for both short breaks and holidays. Owned by Barbican resident. Available for short breaks and holidays. Please contact Paula on 07906368584 or email at for more information and pictures.

Austrian countryside - close to Vienna. Renovated period cottage in quiet spa village in Burgenland. 2 bedroom, comfortable home. Ideal for walking, cycling, golf. Local public spa. Ideal to day trips to Vienna and Graz. Visit or call us on 0777 5728 256

Scottish Borders nr Peebles Converted grain store owned by sister of Barbican resident. Sleeps 4. Visit (Ishy 01896 830833)

North Norfolk Coast. Beautifully renovated coach house with flint walled garden owned by Barbican residents. Located a few minutes from the beach in the picturesque village of Cley; perfect for both short breaks and holidays. Visit www.manorcoachhousecley. or call us on 07957 331388.


French tuition: Friendly, professional tutor with over 15 years experience. Personalised lessons for all levels: beginners to advanced. One-to-one or small groups. I am based in the Barbican. References available. Please have a look at my website: and feel free to call Olivier on 07903 419 763 for any further information.

Languages for fun or business. If you want to brush up or start from scratch French, German, Italian (one to one or in group) just call 7638 4249

Never too late to improve your French: I can help you with conversational French. Adults all levels. 10 years teaching experience. Feel free to call me, Cathy, to discuss your needs on 077 608 22 302.


Accurate, professional and swift translation, editing and typing of general, business and technical documents (finance, legal, economic, marketing, computer...) (English, French, German, Italian, Dutch). Tel: 7638 4249


Maths Tuition, by an Imperial College Graduate. 11+, 13+, GCSE and A-level Pure models 1,2, 3 and 4. CRB certificate holder. Call Daryl-Rhys: 07906411358 or email:

Expert maths tutoring from highly-experienced Cambridge maths graduate. 11+, 13+, GCSE, AS, A-Level, IB, Oxford Entrance papers, AEA and STEP all covered. Negotiable rates. 07757320901.


Piano: Highly qualified piano teacher available to give piano lessons in the Barbican. Telephone or text Alexander on 07929 095218

Guitar lessons offered by full qualified Higher diploma graduate and 1st year Foundation student in Creative Musicianship. All ages taken, including beginners. Please call Lewis Taylor 07906674870 or email

Piano lessons offered by fully qualified (BMus, LRSM, PDipMus) Barbican-based teacher with over 20 years experience of teaching both children and adults of all levels. ABRSM Theory tuition up to Grade 5 also on offer - a pass guaranteed! Please call 020 7588 2909, or email

Professional cellist, MA graduate from the Juilliard School, teaching at home in the Barbican. Highly experienced, will take all ages and levels, including beginners. Please call Laura Isaacson 07917 375 955 or email


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