Husband secretly not paying mortgage. Should my nanny leave in the evenings? Summer activity ideas

Last Updated on : 4th August 2013
Dear South West London Mum,
“Hun Baget Sea View Play.”
A little part of me was delighted that my youngest was ordering our daily bread in French.
After all it was her one “chore” of our recent holiday and one that she had been happily fulfilling every morning for a fortnight, usually with her elder brother in tow.
On the last day, however, I had accompanied her to the bakery to buy some extras for a barbecue that evening, so I witnessed first-hand her attempts at communicating with the locals.
“Errr have you spoken French every morning?” I asked as we wandered back to our villa.
“Yes,” was her smug retort.
“Errr you do realise this year we’ve come on holiday to Portugal?” I replied, wondering how she’d actually managed to bring back any bread over the last two weeks and not spark plugs or perhaps a handbag.
“Doesn’t matter, it’s what we always speak when we’re on holiday and we’ve got the bread haven’t we?”
Here’s what you’ve been talking about on NappyValleyNet (Wandsworth):
Confusedmom has just discovered that her husband has being skipping mortgage payments, utility bills and more in order to maintain a certain lifestyle. She’d like some advice. So sorry to hear of your dilemma, Confusedmom, I hope we can help…click here for details
The local trend of door to door fish sales has been getting a bad press on NappyValleyNet of late but we have had a post from someone who claims to know their fish AND be impressed. Or is the post itself a bit fishy?…click here for details
Medway is looking for good card and board games for a five year old. Assuming we’re not yet at the “double blind poker bluff” stage can you suggest some gaming greats for her little one?…click here for details
FirstimerSW11 has a car seat question. She’s new to the world of Isofix and forward facing features so any help would be gratefully received…click here for details
How much can a nanny charge when BOTH families in her nanny share have new babies. Or, can a nanny charge double if her charges double!!?…click here for details
Sticking with nanny pay questions, Mum2b987 wonders if she needs to pay her nanny whilst the family is on holiday?…click here for details
The last of a trio of nanny posts: Bumpontheway is worried that her live-in nanny is spending her evenings with the family as opposed to making her own entertainment. Should she air her concerns?…click here for details 
Singing mum wants to buy a bigger paddling pool but everywhere is sold out. Can you suggest a purveyor of paddling pools with products for purchase?…click here for details
Camille has made two posts. Firstly, she would like to see a block to Internet p*rn  (click here) and secondly she’d like to congratulate William and Kate on their happy news!…click here for details
Bumpontheway wonders if nursery fees go down when a child turns three?…click here for details
Suki1 has lost a necklace “Between the Commons”, have you found a horseshoe diamond pendant?…click here for details
Boysgalore’s little one has taken to biting. How can she change his behaviour before he is labeled a “biter” at nursery?…click here for details 
BTCMum is about to move to Streatham from Between the Commons. But she’s wobbling now the move is getting closer. Can you reassure her?…click here for details
Sydneymummy is worried. The council want to remove white lines from the cycle paths – is that both safe AND a good use of tax payers money she asks?…click here for details
Sticking with public works, the footpath on St Johns’ Hill is due to be closed for a very long time. Do you need an email address to make a complaint? Cityslicker has kindly provided one!…click here for details
Emma is a great friend of NappyValleyNet and she runs wards winning First Aid courses. Her new course dates are behind this link!…click here for details
Bluebutterfly is looking for October travel destination suggestions!…click here for details
Sticking with the same date, JoanneF is hoping to visit Dubai in October and wonders if there are any babysitters out there that she can use?…click here for details
A TON of you are hoping to meet up. If you’re a new mummy why don’t you post and join the party! here for details
Still with meet-ups, SLP is looking for Anglo-Italian play dates…click here for details
Locky is due to give birth and is booked with the Clapham Park Group on Midwives but she can never get hold of them. Should she be concerned?…click here for details
Nightmonkey is desperate to hear some good Chelsea and Westminster birth stories. She’s very worried and needs some reassurance…click here for details
Still far too many nursery posts in the last week to mention! Can you help with feedback on Bridge Lane nursery? Nurseries in Earlsfield? Nurseries in Tooting Broadway? here for details
A sports day full of school posts!
How does one get a place at a church school like St Michael’s? asks Scamp (click here) What were the Belleville and Honeywell catchment areas this year? asks 9Donkeys (click here) Prinsloo needs to take her little one out of reception for two weeks for family holidays, is that acceptable?…click here
Our “house and garden” section is busier than champagne sales in Bucklebury!
Almaceti is looking for removal company recommendations (click here), ElizaD wonders how often she should sweep her chimney? (click here) Helgibbs is searching for plastic grass suggestions (click here). Ngulra would likePERSONAL recommendations for a building surveyor (click here). Claphammama needs carpenter advice (click here). looking for sliding doors for an extension? Cedar Bi-Fold get some good press (click here) Mils1234 would like suggestions for a glass roof for her kitchen extension…click here for details
NappyValleyNet’s local listings is currently being upgraded!
However, we do have some top “things-to-do” . Firstly, Summer Sports Club have posted details of their football courses (click here), Open Air Fit have done the same, but for their Wandsworth Common activity camps (click hereand Wandsworth Council have a brochure with a heap of ideas for summer fun…click here for details
Don’t forget AnnabelsArcade our totally free buying and selling site!
For sale this week! A Graco baby seat with baby frame (click here), a Futon Frame (click here) and a vintage here for details 
Lastly, don’t forget our fantastic special offers and competitions! If you would like to win a party for 10 children at the fun filled Gambado or a child’s bedroom – interior designed and project managed by the inspirational  Interior Elegance then just click here for details.
Have a wonderful week.
Annabel and the Team

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