Ex owes my mother house-sale debt.

Last Updated on : 21st November 2022

Dear NappyValleyNetter,

On Saturday morning my youngest grabbed the mail and ran into the kitchen brandishing an Amazon packet.

“Is it for me, is it for me?” she demanded, whilst simultaneously launching the slim cardboard box across the kitchen table for Mr NVN to open.

It slid across the surface knocking his brand new iPhone onto the kitchen floor.

There was no doubt from the noise it made on contact with the tiles that it’s screen was now in so many pieces it could self-identify as a jigsaw.

And the Amazon delivery?

It turned out to be the screen protector he’d ordered for his brand new phone.

Here’s what you’ve been talking about this week on NappyValleyNet

Awful news from Wandsworth last week. Two men, one of whom was wearing a Tesco uniform, forced their way into a young woman’s home, and threatened her with a knife whilst she held her child in her arms. The police are urging local people to check doorbell and dashcam footage for footage that could assist them (read more).

L. would like your advice. Their sister and ex-partner bought a property with a loan from their mother. They’ve broken up and the ex-partner is refusing to make good the debt. Is court the only option? (read more)

R.’s mother-in-law looked after her granddaughters recently and also ‘looked’ after their hair, giving them both a haircut. R. is livid as her youngest was yet to have her first trim. Any advice on how to get over this hair-raising matter? (read more)

L. is fairly confident that her daughter will get a place at Honeywell but her husband thinks they should also look into private school options. If you had a place at Honeywell would you spend the money on a private education? (read more)

D.’s post about the proposed traffic restrictions for Wandsworth Bridge and Wandsworth Bridge Road has resulted in some heavy traffic on this thread (read more).

Sticking with traffic – sixteen more schools in Wandsworth are interested in joining the borough’s School Street scheme, including Bolingbroke Academy, Chestnut Grove Academy, Dolphin School, Finton House, Hornsby House School and The Roche (read more). Love this idea!

And MASSIVE congratulations to Dolphin School who have recently been rated excellent in all areas by ISI. The theme that pours through the inspection report is yes, pupils achieve excellence at Dolphin, but that they do so with humility, fun and respect for each other (read more). Congratulations!

K. wonders how people deal with paperwork that needs shredding when there is too much for a domestic shredder to handle? Maybe R.’s mother-in-law can help with this one as she’s a dab hand with wielding blades! (read more)

Remember that nursery charging £30k for fees? Well L., who works in a nursery in Balham, has posted her perspective (read more).

B. is looking for Italian classes or playgroups for a four-year-old, fantastico! Not many people know I’m actually fluent in Italian too! (read more)

L. is off to Seville in the spring with some girlfriends and is looking for tips on where to stay. Tres Bon! No accommodation advice to offer here but love a flamenco dance, watching that is, whilst sipping on a sangria! (read more)

M. is desperate for a good pregnancy massage from someone who has both the right skills and the right equipment. We hear you M., definitely a case of needing all the gear plus the right idea! (read more)

A different L. wants to try bifocal or varifocal contact lenses and is wondering if there are any opticians locally that anyone would recommend for this? Ahh the dream of 20/20 vision! (read more)

It’s live! NappyValleyNet’s Christmas Gift Guide is filled to the brim with offers and inspiration. From gifts for loved ones, eating out and entertainment, to local events for the whole family to enjoy  (read more).

Our friends at ‘First Aid for Life’ are running a ‘First Aid for Drivers’ course. As our roads become ever busier this course will equip you with the information on how to assist in road related medical emergencies (read more). Love FAFL!

We have teamed up with ChocoLit Books in Clapham to offer you the chance to win a bundle of lovely children’s books for your local primary school. Head on over to our Instagram page to find out all the details and how to enter (read more).

Don’t forget it’s the Northcote Road Christmas light switch on this Thursday evening, featuring reindeer, a donkey and a festive octopus! One of those animals might not actually be correct! (read more)

We have more House & Garden posts than Jeremy Hunt has difficult choices!

C. needs a reliable painter who isn’t hugely expensive after being ghosted by the one they had lined up (read more). M. is looking for an architect who can help with ideas for reconfiguring the ground floor of their Victorian terrace (read more). J. asks if anyone has used Victorian Front Door company(read more) K. is keen to hear from anyone who has had knotweed in the past and if this still has an impact on selling the property or getting insurance? (read more) Local Construction company Greensheen, who have their head office and showroom on Northcote Road, has recently won two very prestigious awards for their stunning and recently completed family home project in Barnes (read more)Capital Garden’s two local garden centres, Neal’s Nurseries just off Magdalen Road and Sheen Garden Centre a quick hop round the South Circular are both holding a Privilege Card Holder weekend at the end of November, with a fabulous 15% discount on all purchases in store (read more). Having a pre-Christmas clear out? It’s Wandsworth’s Mega Skip Day this weekend (read more).

Looking for a new home in the new year?

For rent with Rampton Baseley is a 5-bedroom family house on one of the most sought-after roads in the Nightingale Triangle (read more). For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 3-bedroom Victorian house in the popular Shaftesbury Estate (read more). For rent with Portico is a 3-bedroom end-of-terrace house in the sought-after area of Bellevue Village (read more). For sale with John Thorogood is a 3-bedroom Victorian terraced house on a popular road between the commons (read more).

We have more Schools posts than Qatar has football fans

N. needs some help understanding her son’s year one PIRI and PUMA scores. His school won’t give any context and she has no idea if he is doing well or not (read more). C. wonders if anyone has considered both Beatrix Potter and Swaffield and could share what made them choose one over the other (read more)? Great feedback is coming in for D. who is looking for views on Streatham & Clapham High School (read more)A number of local schools have been recommended to B. whose daughter has lost confidence in her own ability at her current private school (read more). C. has posted high praise for Shaftesbury Park Primary School (read more). The Brainery are holding mock English, maths and reasoning tests for 7+ and 8+ entry to private schools (read more)Role Models would love to donate raffle prizes to support local schools and organisations with their festive fairs (read more). It’s Allfarthing’s Winter Fair on Saturday 3rd December, enjoy some family fun, mulled wine and mice pies and order your Christmas tree too! (read more)

Situations Vacant

Part-time flexible events roles available at a Wandsworth Funeral Directors (read more)Cover Supervisor needed at Southfields Academy (read more)Temporary departmental administrator required at Southfields Academy (read more).

For sale

Frog green 48 bike (read more). Playmobil Princess Fantasy Castle (read more). New cushion pads (read more).



Annabel and NappyValleyNet Team


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