Balham Waitrose PIN scam on BBC. Husband lying about business trip: getting tattoo! When can children be left “home alone” in the summer holidays?

Dear NappyValleyNetter,

Last week HoneywellHoney posted about her husband who is desperate to get a tattoo.

And HoneywellHoney really really doesn’t want him to.

Then, to make matters worse, she discovered he was going to be “inked” whilst pretending he was on a European business trip, whilst actually staying in London.

“HH” would love your advice but please, as I’ve mentioned before, do remember whilst replying that this is a real person with a very dilemma.

Here is the rest of what you’ve been talking about on NappyValleyNet:

weekly1You may remember PetrolHead’s post from early July. She was caught drink driving with a child in the car and, I have to say, the NVN community has been wonderfully supportive. PetrolHead has posted an update – it looks like there might, finally, be light at the end of the tunnel. Good luck PH! (click here).

AN also needs advice but regarding her partner’s daughter. She’s still in nappies at four, uses a dummy and is about to start reception in September. Should she call social services? (click here)

A shocking piece of news on the BBC about a poor lady in Balham. Crooks spied her PIN whilst she was tapping it in Waitrose and stole £21k (click here).

weekly1BIG changes on Northcote Road. The Northcote Patisserie is to become a Kentucky Friend Chicken. Whoops, sorry, I actually read that wrong! It’s to become a “Chicken Shop”. Hope you haven’t just spat out your morning coffee! (click here).

Did you know there is a Telford Park residents committee? I’m guessing that if you don’t live in Telford Park you won’t care but for any TellyPuddlians (that’s their official, legal, title) it’s probably pretty important! (click here)

SMM wonders how to get to Mayfield Gymnastics? I don’t suppose you could ride there on a wooden horse? Oh alright that wasn’t very helpful of me, so if you do know please post! (click here)

weekly1BB’s little one is terrified of public loos. It’s causing huge issues when they go out and her potty training has regressed. Any ideas what might help? (click here).

“When should children be left alone in the summer holidays?” is the subject of a very useful article from the NSPCC. (click here).

Claire is looking for a great Thai restaurant in Clapham. I recommended Thai Garden and the Thai Grocer. I eat a LOT of Thai food! (click here)

From “Pad Thai” to “Scouring Pads”: two of you are looking for “OCD” cleaners: if you can help please do get in touch! (click here)

RAM would love your nanny recommendations! (click here)

DandyDad has posted about attachment parenting versus punishment parenting. Hmm, not sure it’s quite as simple as he’s making out…(click here).

LD’s little one may have strabismus and she wonders if you might recommend one of the doctors they’ve been referred to? I really hope we can help and good luck LD (click here)
weekly3Nyumba was looking for a launderette and has finally found one she’s happy with. Have to say, it wasn’t until she posted that I realised so many of them really had disappeared! (click here)

SZ needs a solicitor to issue a winding-up petition. Any suggestions for a local legal eagle? (click here)

Back to Northcote Road, our friends at Hydrofit have posted details of theirsummertime treats: papaya puree or black soap body scrub anyone? (click here)

And whilst we’re on the subject of wonderful things to do, check out the “This Girl Can” campaign from Athlefit and England Athletics. Thanks to funding from Sport England their Tooting athletic summer social sessions are only £1. No catch. It’s totes brilliant!  (click here).

A School Leavers Assembly full of Nursery, Pre-school and Education posts!

SWMummy wonders if she should choose Bennerly House or The Mouse House? (click here)EvaB asks how long a 1 year old should settle in at nursery? The number of settling in sessions have just been cut and she’s worried (click here)C. has a stack of questions about a range of local primary schools for 2017 entry (click here)TS is looking to borrow a bunch of books for her daughters 11+ preparation and also pass them on when she’s done (click here) and JN wonders if there might be a summer school for little one. They’ve just relocated to SW12 from Hong Kong (click here).

Our news and reviews section is bursting at the seams! Check out our roving food reporters take on Buona Sera


And we have a stack of activity ideas for you to keep your little ones occupied over the next six, long weeks!…

Lets start with Little Gym, they’ve a stack of activities planned starting off withLegends, Fables and Folklore. Think dragons, hobbits and happy little ones! (click here).Lets Act! have posted details of their fabby summer school. Bugsy Malone and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory so do sign up if your little one is a budding oompa loompa! (click here) Alleyns are putting their 30 acre site to good use with their very first summer camp. It starts today! (click here) Butterfly Ballet start their summer residency at Eddie Catz so if you 4-7 year old would like to pointe to Peter Pan and Captain Hook then this is for you! (click here) Little Voices will be running their incredibly popular performing arts weeks which involve 4-16 year olds learning an entire script in four days, getting into full costume and putting on a show! Pieces inspired by Wizard of Oz, Hairspray and The Little Mermaid are all on the bill! Wow! (click here)  The Great Little Trading Company are making the most of their fabby Wandsworth showroom to run art classes with the talented Rosa Maroney (click here).

Check out Thursday’s “Whats On” email for loads more ideas!

Looking for a new challenge? We have more sits vac than Boris will have stamps in his passport!

CoreshiftPhysio are looking for physios (click here). Ruth has a vacancy for a P/T finance officer (click here)Aspire need a Saturday administrator (click here)KN needs a nanny for school drop-offs (click here)Lastly, Care Recruitment have both P/T and F/T recruiter vacancies (click here) 

We have more “House and Garden” questions than the tube has hot carriages!

NTCW wonders if you can recommend a kitchen company? Otherwise she’s off to Howdens (click here). AW needs a locksmith: know of a brilliant barrel picker? (click here) JB is hoping to find a window cleaner. Ukulele optional! (click here). Dantotsu tiles have posted details of their Laura Ashley tiles (click here). SB needs a painter and decorator (click here).  SnowBaby is hoping to find an electrician (click here)FT needs a kitchen fitter (click here). Lastly, we’ve had another addition to the “Are Crittal Windows a Fad” debate. Thanks everyone! (click here)

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FOR SALE: Victorian fireplaces for £50! (click here), FOR SALE an Overmantle mirror (click here) and WANTED an Isla Bike Cnoc 16! (click here)

Phew, that’s it, have a fabby week!


Annabel and the NappyValleyNet team

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