Tooting drive-by shooting.”Salon sprayed me with boiling water” How do I sack my cleaner? Do I pay for 12 hour sitter’s lunch?

Last Updated on : 14th March 2016

Dear NappyValleyNetter,

On Friday we launched an exciting new feature!

You can now register or log in to NappyValleyNet using your Facebook, Twitter or Linkedin account.

This does not change your username, it stays exactly the same, but it does mean you don’t have to worry any more about lost passwords or forgotten usernames.

Just to be clear, if you are an existing user you will keep your username and, as always, that’s what others NVN’ers will see when you post. If you are a brand new user you will have the opportunity (as before) to choose whichever username you’d like.

I’d love for you to test this feature so if you have a moment (and it should be mobile friendly so no need to wait until you get home) please follow this link and have a go.

As an incentive we’ll randomly choose five lucky people from all of today’s posters (cut off time 7pm) and drop off bottles of fizz to the lucky quintet tonight. So if you fancy watching “Tattoo Fixers” on E4 this evening with a glass of something cold please start posting! This upgrade is part of as bigger improvement plan which is now well underway so if you spot anything “off”, or have any suggestions for improvements, please do let me know.

Here is what you’ve been talking about on NappyValleyNet:

How do I sack my cleaner? Do I pay for 12 hour sitter's lunch?Some awful news from SW17, a drive by shooting by the Common (click here).

AM has booked a babysitter for a whole day to look after her little one and has suggested they go to a local cafe for lunch. Should she give her sitter money for food, she wonders? She’s earning well from the job, she adds if that effects your opinion (click here)

OK wonders how she might sack her cleaner? She’s been with the family for eight years but is becoming increasingly unreliable (click here)

How do I sack my cleaner? Do I pay for 12 hour sitter's lunch?Sticking with the Common, Dr Johnson Avenue might be permanently closed if a forthcoming trial goes well (click here).

It looks like Aspace is closing down but that doesn’t mean there are bargains to be had. Beware: when BFW tried to pay someone else’s card details came up! (click here)

Do you remember last week’s post from SGA who had been summoned to appear in a domestic violence trial? Her husband is the accused. Some very encouraging replies and an update from SGA. Good luck SGA and thank you to everyone who took the time to reply (click here)

3CDE wonders if you’d like to hear more about the the EU? The current BREXIT debate is complicated, she writes, and as she educates charities on these very issues for a living she is considering running an event to bring NVN’ers up to date in the run up to the vote. Great idea CDE! (click here).

Did you know members of the public can horse ride in Knightsbridge? I can’t ride but I’ve always envied those who canter around the London’s parks looking like the characters in a Jilly Cooper novel! (click here)

Sticking with horses, Henry Ford once said that if he’d have listened to his customers he’d have built a better horse which is a lovely link to a request for car repair suggestions from MM! (click here) 

4We’ve mentioned horses, cars and now it’s bikes. EM would love your opinion on “Cargo Bikes”. Can you help? Which model should she buy? (click here).

TL had an awful experience in a salon in Balham. Sprayed with boiling hot water which resulted in a blister and she’s lucky it wasn’t worse. Get well soon! (click here).

EAM is missing her much loved cat. It’s gone missing from Calbourne Road so please shout if you spot the truanting tabby! (click here) Sticking with lost property, PB has lost ascooter from the Chivalry Road playground, have you see the missing micro? (click here)

“You may already be too late (assuming your children have actually been born) to go on the entrance lists for some prep schools.” Wow! Strong and scary words (click here).

5GM is wondering if you’d like to hear more about hypnobirthing? If so she has an event you may be interested in joining! Altogether now, look around my eyes, not in my eyes, around my eyes and you’re back! (click here)

MKL would love to meet other mothers around Batterea – she has a three month old and is new to the area! (click here).

Do you remember last week that BD was having a nightmare with his electric gatesand wanted someone to fix his broken barriers? Think we got someone! (click here).

Clapset has posted details of a commercial property for rent on Webb’s Road.Thanks Clapset! (click here)

Denwand has an education question about universities. Her son’s course has suddenly changed and she’s looking for advice on his behalf (click here)

JC is desperately looking for donations. She’s decorating the rooms of underprivileged children and needs furniture as soon as possible. Great idea JC! (click here)

5TL is desperately looking for suggestions for dog boarding for the Easter holidays? Try Dom Makin, The Dogfather, he cares for our neighbours dogs and is brilliant! (click here)

TMC wonders if there are any “laser cleaned” swimming pools in the local areaas she understands they may help her little one’s asthma? I’ve no idea but if you know of one please shout! (click here).

Looking for a new challenge? We have more vacancies than Adele sold tickets!

I seriously cannot list them all here but we have recent posts asking for dog walkers, bookkeepers, project coordinators, estate agents and an architect!Wow, just wow! (click here)

On the other side of the interviewing table, a pre-school teacher, just back from Australia is looking for a live-in nanny role (click here)

MMB asks for mortgage broker recommendations (click here)

Our roving foodie Rob visited “Fish in a Tie” last week. Did he love it or did he feel Orcawood? Was it fabby or cod it do batter? (click here)

We have an overhead locker full of travel posts!

RM is considering a ski trip over Easter with his wife and two daughters. Any suggestions for where they can hit the piste? (click here). Julian was stranded at Heathrow by KV Cars and wants to warn you to avoid the missing minicab firm (click here). VH is asking for villa recommendations in Lanzarote or Portugal (click here)

And now your school’s questions!

Ravenstone is “good” again. Well done everyone! (click here) The Acorn School has another open day – pencil the 18th of March in your diaries! (click here). Some confusion over Bertram House, only part of it is closing. Thanks for clarifying! (click here) Moreinput on “first choice secondary” choices – did you get yours? (click here) Lastly, a fascinating piece on whether “tutoring is a must” based on real, recent experiences. Thanks for sharing O1 (click here)

We have more “House and Garden” questions than Scotland has tries!

NP needs an existing loft conversion improved. She’s finding it tough to find someone to take on the work – any ideas? (click here). Beware of Affleck warns BMJ (click here) TM wants to recommend a firm if you need some heavy carrying (click here) Supergirl would love proper cabinet maker recommendations (click here). SS would love someone to build and upholster dining seating (click here).

Looking to buy or sell? It’s totally free to post your items on NappyValleyNet

FOR SALE: a Balance Bike (click here), FOR SALE children’s ski clothes (click here) and a tall four draw chest of drawers (click here)

Phew, that’s it, have a fabby week!


Annabel and the NappyValleyNet team

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