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Jingle the bells, deck the halls and ding dong merrily in Nappy Valley!
Yes, ‘tis the season once again when our fabulous partners and local businesses gather together, brimming with festive cheer, to bring you our Twelves Days of Christmas, or in other words, twelve consecutive days of brilliant prizes, and we’re not talking partridges in pear trees or turtle doves.
Click here to see what we have up our sparkly sleeves each day, starting today!
You can enter them all right now, or simply keep an eye on the site or on Instagram (@nappyvalleynet) each day and just enter the ones you’d especially love to have in your possession.
F. has posted a warning after her daughter was approached by a much older man who asked inappropriate questions whilst on her journey home from school. Thanks, F. and we really hope your daughter is not shaken up too much (read more).
G. warns us of clever fraud she fell foul of in Waitrose car park on Saturday. Please be vigilant everyone as G.’s bank account was hit big time (read more).
Lots of advice for another F. who thought her alcoholic mother-in-law was going to be away for Christmas but has discovered alas she’s not. Did you think she was justified in asking her husband to refrain from inviting her over on Christmas Day (read more)?
News on the planning application front and it’s a no for the Jaggard Way planning application next to Wandsworth Common station (read more). Whaddya mean 5000 gerbil hutches stacked vertically isn’t a go?
F. has asked for information on the proposed development of the Balham Boxing Club and the football pitch next to the Triangle Playground (read more).
2. is expecting her first child and planning a move to Earlsfield. Where are the ‘best’ areas in Earlsfield for a young family to live? (read more) It’s lovely!
M. would like recommendations for a solicitor specialising in creating a will? (read more)
G. needs a lawyer who specialises in elderly care costs (read more).
And N. needs recommendations for a marriage councillor (read more).
N. is wondering if anyone else keeps getting nails in their car tyres? YES! Mr NVN did last week. He was grumpier than an elf sans shelf! (read more)
First Aid For Life are running several paediatric first aid courses this side of Christmas (read more). Could be the best thing you ever do at Christmas. Seriously!
The Language Web has English classes for au pairs starting in the new year on the 6th January (read more). Hello! Bonjour! Guten Tag!
D. has helpfully added to their post on ‘top freebies and money-saving tips’, with a list of classes which offer a free trial class. Start 2020 with something new and a try before you buy! (read more)
Solasta Dance Academy is offering FREE tap and modern classes suitable for Reception to Year 2 at Tooting Bec Lido Pavilion. D. will wholeheartedly approve of this one! (read more)
Open Air Fit are running kids camps over the Christmas holidays. Plus, if you book there’s a saving to be made on your bill at the Skylark! (read more)
Talking of the Skylark, our friends at the lovely Skylark are offering a free drink when ordering a main dish from their brunch menu. Cheeky glass of Christmas fizz anyone?! (read more)
NappyValleyNet were lucky enough / good enough to be invited to the opening night of the Sharky and George Christmas Grotto in Chelsea. Check out our review if you are looking to book that all-important meeting with the big man himself! (read more)
Keen to shop local this Christmas? Take a look at our Christmas gift guide which features festive inspiration from Nappy Valley’s finest independent businesses (read more).
And if it’s a personalised charm you’d like this Christmas, then Blackbird’s own character charm jewellery brand – ‘Licensed to Charm’ is offering in-store engraving on a couple of dates in December. Charming! (read more)
Brindisa are holding a shopping day at their deli store in Balham on Friday 6th December. There’ll be special discounts and seasonal specialities such as festive cheeses (read more). Love cheese me!
If you’re yet to sort out pantomime tickets for the festive period check out London’s 12 best panto offerings, oh yes it is! (read more)
There are still a few tickets left for Paul’s Cancer Support Centre’s Christmas carol concert in Putney (read more).
B. is having a pre-Christmas DVD clear out. Are there any charities, libraries or hospitals who might like a big collection of Disney DVDs? (read more) Oooh Bambi? I have never got over that tragic first scene.
Thames Clippers will be increasing its river boat service (yay!) over the three week period when South Western Railway are on strike (boo!) (read more)
NappyValleyNet’s Community Editor visited Lynn Rae, a specialist in remedial face and jaw realignment, to find out if there is anything that can be done for someone with a tendency to grind and clench their jaw. Check out their review to find out if the results are jaw-droppingly good! (read more)
F. would like your beautician recommendations for a really good facial. Probably what we all need at this time of year! (read more)
Anyone for tennis in January? Spencer Tennis are offering reduced membership for the month of January (read more).
It’s the last day to take advantage of Turquoise Holidays black Friday offer of 50% off holidays to Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives. Take me, take me! (read more)
The recently restored Royal Victoria Patriotic Building has studio office space to let (read more).
O. is building an app to make learning STEM subjects more effective, and enable students to get a better grade in their GCSEs. They need some help testing the app from students, and in return they will dish out some extra pocket money! (read more)
Finally, another research request; C. is interested in recruiting parents of nursery-aged children to participate in paid focus groups regrading early years education (read more).
S. needs to get their roof re-done to avoid any completion delays, and presumably any big leak issues! (read more)
There’s been another recommendation added to the very extensive thread on monitored burglar systems (read more).
Congratulations to the White House Prep School who featured in the recent list of ‘The Sunday Times Top 100 Prep Schools’ (read more).
Ark Bolingbroke’s deadline for sixth form applications is this Wednesday 4 December (read more).
A. Would like some insight into Broomwood / Northcote Lodge for her two boys who are returning to the UK next September (read more).
W. needs some help deciding between a number of West Putney primary schools (read more).
Mentor are running a workshop to help children prepare for the 11+ interview (read more).
Battersea Flower Station need some help over the festive period with their tree delivery service (read more).
Under the Doormat are looking for a property portfolio manager (read more).
Driver required for a dog walking company (read more). Must like dogs.
Build a Bear (read more).
Blue Islabikes Beinn 20L (read more).
Swarovski Christmas Angel (read more).
Yamaha keyboard (read more).
Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team
Dear NappyValleyNetter, Welcome to your weekly What's On activity guide from NappyValleyNet! December has arrived and the days until they break up are numbered. It ... Read Feature
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