Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few weeks you can’t have missed the “Pokemon Go” craze.
It’s a mobile game which uses “enhanced reality” (me neither) to enable the player to capture digital characters in the real world.
You also may have read that it’s causing some major issues for parents as children attempt to run rampage around churches, police stations and even The Pentagon (yes really) in attempt to capture the lurid little monsters.
My youngest, who is by far the most mature of my two children, sat me down on Saturday and explained that I needed to “have a word” with a certain member of my family.
She understood, she carefully explained, that “people played games” but there had to be a “balance” and it wasn’t “healthy to be on it all the time”.
So later that night, and I promise this is absolutely true, I had to explain to Mr NVN that he should limit his Pokemon time to one hour per day and never, ever, at the dinner table.
Here is what you’ve been talking about on NappyValleyNet:
A road by Wandsworth Common was shut due to a “WW2 bomb.” A huge police cordon closed St James Drive (click here).
“IT” posts that she regrets her boob job and would do anything to go back to her “spaniels ears”. Thanks for posting “IT” and a great insight into a hot topic (click here)
The conman is back! Doing the round in SW4 asking for money with a story about dead phones and no keys (click here)
BFW is looking for a hairdresser in the City. I’m sure there is a Carrie Bradshaw pun in there somewhere but I just can’t find it. Maybe I’ll try some more PERMutations later and see if one BOBS up! (click here)
Interesting addition to the recent discussion on girls names. It’s important to consider what they’d be shortened to, adds Nevs123. That is SO right but my personal “not-favourite” is Mystique. Wrong on so so many levels (click here)
I also mentioned this post last week but it’s had such a huge response (read by over seven thousand people in seven days) that I feel I should re-post. “A Letter to My Wife Who Does Nothing Whilst I Work Myself to Death.” Some sympathetic posts and some, perhaps, less so (click here)
This is a GREAT question: children starting school in September – what do they need to know? Thanks for posting JN! (click here)
HM is having a small home gathering for her 40th. Yay! Are we all invited? Oh, it turns out we’re not and she’s telling us because she needs a caterer. Have a great birthday and Forkful Foods gets a great recommendation! (click here).
FalcomMum is a regular NVN user and she wants to introduce her new venture. “Soul of India” is a husband and wife venture. A new platform for wholesome, fairly sourced and handcrafted products. Best of luck, looks amazing! (click here)
Would you buy a house in today’s market? Turns out many of you would! (click here)
In a similar vein, there might be a ban on estate agency boards. Lilypad suggests that schools “get their details on the NappyValleyNet email, they’ll reach more people!” We do try! (click here)
Our friends at Alleyns School have announced that they’re running, for the very first time, summer holiday camps at their Dulwich facility (click here). Starting THIS summer they’ll be outdoor and indoor activities, arts and crafts plus sporting activities around their pool. Sounds fab!
Champs Junior Fitness is a club for 8 to 12 year olds in Clapham North run by a former professional boxer and national champion who also happens to be a dad of three, so he’ll have your children having a great fun, fit time with a great sense of dedication and discipline (click here).
A paint splattered apron full of nursery posts!
NB would love suggestions for full day care nurseries around Belleville School (click here). KEMS is hoping for feedback on the daycare nursery near the Latchmere (click here) and YM has explained that the potential new nursery development on Wandsworth Common is unrelated to “Forest Folk” being refused permission to go ahead (click here)
DM is feeling a little overwhelmed over school uniforms. Joining Rutherford House in September and there seems to be so many different elements: winter/summer/Forest/PE/scuba diving. How did your little one cope with all the changing, she asks? (click here)
Caliwally wonders if you can recommend a bank for children? (click here).
SM is hoping to find feedback on La Retraite, the girls secondary school (click here)
Even though it’s almost the holidays you have a STACK of travel posts…
BlueMonkey have posted details of the Bude Food Fest. They have cottages for rent for this gourmet foodival! (click here). CS needs a holiday let for August (click here) FTM would love your holiday destination suggestions in France which are both dog and toddler friendly? (click here) GC wants to tell you all about their special August offer for their luxury Devon holiday cottages (click here) Treep is hoping to find a hotel in Sardinia for a four year old and seven year old (click here) SJ is hunting for the same but a villa in Tuscany in September (click here)
The Little Gym are great friends of NappyValleyNet and have posted a cracking 5% offer for all those who sign-up before the start of September – thanks LG! (click here)
And for those with little ones who aren’t quite at the gym stage, Heidi from The Parent and Baby Coach has announced extra classes as her first batch are all sold out! (click here)
Lastly, Nanos have announced they are also taking bookings for September: brilliant, brilliant Spanish classes. HOLA! (click here).
Looking for a new challenge? We have more sits vac than Murray has aces!
Lifeshifter are looking for an P/T internal comms person (click here). TSS is looking forfreelance sales/admin peeps (click here). LGL is hoping to find a leaflet-er (click here). A Chestertons is looking for an weekend negotiator (click here). Lastly, J. needs a nursery practitioner (click here)
We have more “House and Garden” questions than Theresa May has nice shoes!
Balham Glass and Joinery gets some mixed reviews – some good, some less so (click here). CM is looking to create an interior exposed brick wall in London yellow – where might she find the bricks/slips? (click here) CQ needs a plumber to install a washing machine, John Lewis won’t do it (click here). JaneyB wants to tell you all about hercurtain and blind making business (click here). Thinking of turning a cellar into a utility room? You must read this thread! (click here). 3LM needs a roofer. Fiddle optional. (click here) M2M needs help with a loft conversion. Architects, bathrooms and Veluxs: so many questions – can you help? (click here). Lastly, FTSW is hoping to find a great kitchen fitter (click here)
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Phew, that’s it, have a fabby week!
Annabel and the NappyValleyNet team
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