A Facebook conversation between Alex’s mum, Tanya Walsh, and the mum of the boy who had the birthday party, Julie Lawrence, can be seen at Scotsman.com.
In a heated row, Walsh tried to defuse the situation and “settle this amicably”, only for Lawrence to insist that she pays the money owed.
Walsh countered with “I’m not paying for something we didn’t use”, adding that it costs £60 to register a case at the small claims court, £44 more than the pair are disputing.
But Lawrence was adamant: She said she was “rattled” when Derek Nash, Alex’s dad, turned up at her doorstep saying he wouldn’t pay.
Walsh had the last word (so far): “If you had come up to us the first day back and explained about the money, then I could have explained about Alex, then maybe we could have sorted something out. Instead you send an invoice.”