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Last Updated on : 14th October 2021

Dear NappyValleyNetter,

At Sunday lunch Mr NVN was carving the chicken when my little niece said, “isn’t it weird that the chicken we eat has the same name as the chickens that lay eggs.”

My eldest choked off an evil laugh as I kicked him under the table, preventing him from delivering the devastating news that she was about to eat one of the fluffy yellow birds she painstakingly crafts every Easter.

And that’s also why I’m now wondering whether she’ll make the connection between her favourite ham and cheese sandwich and Ms. Peppa Pig.

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

CCP. is concerned about the treatment of a baby on Clapham Common last Friday. She feels very strongly that “if this was her child she’d want to know.” (read more). Thank you for posting CCP. and if the description sounds familiar please do make contact with the OP.

News of two awful traffic accidents last week: a male cyclist in his mid-40’s died in hospital following a crash with another cyclist on Balham High Road, our thoughts are with his family and friends at this tragic time (read more).

And the rider of a moped was taken to hospital after a collision with a car on Balham Hill, police are asking for witnesses to assist with their enquiries (read more).

The dreadful transport news continues: a cyclist was chased by machete-wielding thugs when they stole his bike in Richmond Park (read more). Just as we put this email to bed we heard of another, similar, incident in Richmond Park.

T. is struggling with how to deal with her sister who verbally attacks her whenever she comes to visit (read more).

Lots of replies to C’s post about her mother-in-law’s boyfriend taking her daughter to the park without her permission (read more).

T. is wondering if most people get “giving birth presents”. Her husband is sticking to his principles that the gift of a healthy baby is all that’s needed, but T. is a bit envious of the sparkly things worn by her friends (read more).

Police are investigating a number of indecent exposure cases on Wandsworth Common; two men have been arrested (read more).

W. is hoping to move to Wandsworth and has seen a property in the Tonsley’s area and wanted to hear from any residents about their experiences of amenities, school, traffic etc (read more). Ooh Tony Blair AND James Hewitt used to live in The Tonsleys. And Rick Astley. Ok, one of those is not true!

L. would like recommendations for a Paediatric Gastroenterologist (read more).

V’s. post from last week concerning her having panic attack in a shop has received lots of helpful posts, thank you everyone (read more).

S. would love any recommendations for a tutor who can help her 8 year old son improve his handwriting, he is incredible at maths but his creative writing and comprehension has suffered from lockdown (read more). Oooh I NEVER got my pen licence at school and it STILL hurts to till this day.

The Independent School Show will take place on the 13th to 14th November. Cut the cost of school fees with a trip to the show (read more).

S. would love some recommendations for nit shampoo brands, her daughter is regularly getting nits and she is pulling her own nit free hair out! Oh so difficult to rid, good luck (read more).

C. would like recommendations for someone to sort out their wifi connection in their house, they use Zen internet. I imagine C. isn’t feeling too ‘zen’ about this (read more).

L. is looking for recommendations for somewhere to go near Clapham Junction for Thursday evening drinks and maybe food. Take me! I’m free Thursday! (read more)

X. is looking for an entertainer for a Harry Potter party. I say “Accio” the spell to summon, good luck! (read more)

Y. has lost her daughter’s green stuffed toy frog between Clapham Common, Northcote Road and St Marks playground, the frog means a lot to her daughter, if anyone finds it please let her know (read more).

C’s. mother has just moved to Abbeville Village and is a very young 70 year old. She’d love to meet some new friends and find some sociable things to do, like a book or wine club, any recommendations greatly appreciated. A book and wine club combined would be even better! (read more)

J. is studying for a MA in Child psychotherapy and is looking for expectant mothers giving birth before December 2021 who would be interested in participating with their baby in a 1 hour weekly infant observations as part of her studies (read more).

L. is looking for good playgrounds in Wandsworth and Tooting and is surprised by the lack of uninspiring spaces, any recommendations (read more).

I. Is looking for maternity nurse and or night nanny for their baby due in the new year? (read more)

M. has recently moved back to the UK and is looking for a playgroup to take their 2 year old, any recommendations greatly appreciated (read more).

S. is new to London with an almost 3 year old and would like recommendations for activities, kids groups, or mums looking to meet up. She lives between the commons (read more).

Domaine & Demeure have launched their new luxury holiday destination and there was a fab piece in The Times on Saturday (read more).

S. is looking for a live in or out nanny for their 3.5 year old daughter (read more). Know of a perfect Poppins?

A. Is looking for a live-in nanny based in Dulwich, they will have their own en-suite bedroom and will be looking after two boys aged 3 years old and 11 months (read more).

L. has beautiful Christmas cards now for sale online or in store at Lead Tin on Webbs Road (read more). Noooo. You mentioned Christmas!!!

J. is offering fully furnished office space situated between Nightingale Lane and Clapham South Tube, next door to a great pub and a variety of shops, cafes, restaurants and parks (read more). That’s Mr NVN’s favourite pub too!

C. is a nanny with over 13 years experience and is available for weekend and evening babysitting (read more).

The Home-Start Wandsworth will be hosting an online quiz, £15 entry and a chance to win £75 M&S vouchers (read more).

October is Black History Month, commemorating the history, achievements and contributions of black people in the UK. Wandsworth Libraries have a full programme of events (read more).

Wandsworth Council are pleased to announce that works are scheduled for the restoration of the Tooting Bec Lido (read more).

And news from Battersea Power Station of a further wave of retrial brands set to open their doors next year. I’m hopeful for any shops I can send Mr NVN to and he can bring me back a birthday present that isn’t a gadget! (read more)

We have more House and Garden posts than amber list countries you can travel to!

L. is a local gardening business offering everything from garden maintenance to landscaping projects (read more).

2. is looking for a curtain re-cording in SW11 (read more).

B. would love recommendations for somewhere local to get her sofa upholstered (read more).

D. wants to replace their boiler before the cold weather returns and would like some personal recommendations. Before the cold weather arrives, I don’t think it ever left! (read more).

Following the high demand for the last ‘Mega Skip Day’ another has been organised for Saturday 16th October (read more).

A. is recommending her amazing cleaner (read more).

We have more Schools posts than people panic buying Christmas food!

F’s. child is considering the 10+ exams for a few independent schools and wanted to get insight into the process and would love to speak to parents that have been through it (read more).

P’s. previous post regarding the choice between Finton house and Newton Prep has generated lots of helpful replies (read more).

M’s. child is almost certain to get a place at Honeywell but wonders if it’s still worth paying fees for a private school (read more).

R. would like to hear from parents of Roche school about their experience, pros and cons (read more).

The Independent School Show will take place on the 13th to 14th November in Battersea Park, offering all you need to know about school choices in one place at the biggest open day of the year. To get your free ticket (read more).

Ernest Bevin College are pleased to report an outstanding set of examination results, with students having secured places at UCL, Kings College and Queen Mary, reading Medicine, Engineering and Computer Science (read more).

R. would like to hear from any families of children that are studying at Lambeth College. R. recently went with their child and was really impressed with its ethos and atmosphere (read more).

Nightingale 2 Montessori Nursey at St Stephens church in Balham has won an International Montessori Award for “Setting of the year 2021” (read more).

Streatham & Clapham Prep School have a 7+ taster morning on 14th October (read more).

Mentor Education have a few places on their mock exams mentor workshops (read more).

Yellowbird Education have new dates for 11+ Maths problem solving workshop 18th to 22nd and 25th to 29th October (read more).

Here come those Situation Vacant

NappyValleyNet is looking for an experienced bookkeeper to join their lovely team (read more).

Maryline Drakou is looking for a class assistant for her piano practicing club, grade 6 and above required (read more).

C. is looking for someone to walk her dog Pip a couple of mornings a week (read more).

For sale

Gaggia coffee machine (read more).

Case for Iphone 7 plus/ 8 plus (read more).

Pet carrier for dogs or cats (read more).

Ultrasport F-Bike home trainer exercise bike (read more).

Love
Annabel and NappyValleyNet Team

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