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Paddling Pool Closed

Last Updated on : 13th August 2019
Paddling Pool Closed


Dear NappyValleyNetter,

We’ve just returned from two weeks in Sri Lanka.

One of the highlights was an elephant safari, a gorgeous experience right out of an episode of Planet Earth.

As we bounced around the sanctuary, Mr NVN was in full David Attenborough mode attempting to enthuse the children with stories of evolution and food chains.

Suddenly my youngest jumped up, more animated than at any other time of the holiday.

“Look, look,” she shouted, pointing towards the front of the jeep.

Mr NVN radiated smugness. I could tell he was already envisaging science degrees and glittering prizes whose very origins would be traced back to this moment.


“Can we get some?” said my eldest, swept up in the moment, “you’re always telling us to try foreign food.”


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

Sad news of another stabbing in Wandsworth. A man is in a critical condition after being stabbed multiple times. Our thoughts are with the young man and his friends and family at this awful time (read more).

S. would like to remind us that sometimes relatives are not as aware of children’s needs as their own parents. That’s after her children spent the day at the beach with their grandparents, suffered a bad case of sunburn and were allowed in the sea alone despite being poor swimmers (read more).

P. is devastated by her husband’s announcement on their holiday that he may no longer love her and is considering his next steps (read more). Please remember when replying that this is a real person with a very real concern.

S. has posted on a thread that was started earlier in the year regarding autism and a three year old. Her son really benefited from ABA treatment when he was little and went onto achieve a Masters from Goldsmiths, go him! (read more)

R. needs an au pair in Zurich for eight weeks this autumn. Could be a good opportunity to see Switzerland and maybe even buy a cuckoo clock! (read more)

Wondering what to do with teenagers on a day out in Central London? One of the NappyValleyNet team has some great suggestions which will keep everyone happy and off their screens! (read more) Yay – it’s screens in the park! Oh, it’s NOT?

And if you want to keep 8-11 year olds off their screens there is a forest school summer club running in Earlsfield this week which may have a few spaces available if you’re quick to hop onto a screen and book! (read more) Reminds me of that age-old question, “if a teenager looks at a screen in the forest does it count?”

Big The Musical is coming to the West End this autumn and we have tickets for a family of four up for grabs, plus money off top price tickets (read more). LOVE Big! SATC is my favourite TV show. Whaddaya mean it’s not THAT Mr Big?

The Amelie’s Follies summer sale continues, if you’re not yet decked out, pop in and treat yourself (read more).

More of you have posted in response to D.’s post regarding feeling miffed by the lack of consideration she received when she went well out of her way to help a mother and son (read more).

Another of our lovely team recently tried out cosmetic facial acupuncture with The Secret Face Clinic. Find out if this non-invasive tweakment worked for her (read more).

Sadly, the paddling pool in Wimbledon Park won’t be the place to cool off this summer, booh! (read more) Warm Wombles all round!

Happily, Jeffersons Ice Cream are now delivering straight to your door, yay! Choc mint chip MR NVN? (read more) I think I love their ice cream more than I love my children.

B. needs a cello teacher for the next couple of months whilst her daughter’s regular teacher is away (read more). Encore, encore but with FEELING!

UnderTheDoormat are looking for a homeowner account manager to join the team (read more).

Sunday 22 September is Car Free Day London and Wandsworth Council are encouraging local residents to hold street parties, enjoy neighbourhood get-togethers and help promote sustainable transport by waiving the normal costs associated with a street closure. Get the bunting and trestle tables at the ready! (read more)


We have a departure lounge full of House & Garden questions

V. has just moved to a new home with HDMI and other wall sockets in the rooms along with built in speakers which they need some help understanding how to use (read more).

L. is after a curtains and blinds maker as they have just moved home (read more).

G.’s fridge freezer has given up the ghost! However, they need someone to get it going again for the next couple of months until they replace their kitchen (read more).

G. needs a handyman to help fix a doorbell and reseal a kitchen sink in the Balham area (read more).

B. needs a regular gardener to take care of their soon to be revamped garden in Clapham South (read more).

C. would love to have your window cleaner recommendations (read more).

Q. needs your helpful insight on purchasing a stand mixer for the kitchen (read more).

Further basement company recommendations have been added to this thread (read more).


And an empty playground full of Schools posts

T. has posted some helpful information on applying for Catholic primary schools in Tooting and the change to joint years at St Boniface (read more).

Anyone have little ones starting school in September? If so try this link to the BBC’s interactive game ‘My first Day at School’ to help prepare you and your child for the very best start to school (read more)!

Keep sending through your recommendations for independent schools which are good at supporting children with dyslexia (read more).


For sale

Manolo Blahnik sandals (read more).

iCandy Cherry buggy (read more).

Aspace mid sleeper (read more).

Jumperoo (read more).



Annabel and NappyValleyNet Team


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