Dear South West London Mum,
My eldest is abroad on a school trip.
Mr NVN, after scouring the schedule, decided it would be fun to organise a set time for him to update us on the trip and email back some photos.
My son, on the other hand, showed as much enthusiasm for the idea as a turkey browsing Advent calendars.
On the chosen day Mr NVN opened up his iPad, fired up Skype and like a radio operator in an old war film waited for “check in”.
If he’d started calling out “Broadsword Calling Danny Boy,” I wouldn’t have been surprised.
Ten minutes later, with our Skype calls unanswered, we received an email containing one single letter “k”; “yoof speak” for OK.
Like an indignant Mother Hen Mr NappyValleyNet fired back, “if you don’t send me one photo in the next two minutes of somewhere you’ve been I’m never paying for another school trip!”
The inbox finally pinged and as my husband opened up the attached image he lectured me on the importance of boundaries and being firm with children.
The picture, accompanied by a smiley face, was of my son’s hotel loo.
Here is what you’ve been talking about on NappyValleyNet (Wandsworth):
Do you remember the competition last week for the most popular post? The winner THIS WEEK of the Billecart Salmon Rose champagne gift bag from our friends at North and South wines is HappyMummyofTwo for her post on night time potty training which received 14 posts and 1145 views (to date!). This weeks prize is bottle of Les Abeilles Cotes Du Rhone from Jean Luc Colombo so get posting if you want to pop in to their Broomwood Road shop for a prize!!!
This is a cracking question! M7 thinks her grandson’s hair is too long but her daughter disagrees. Should she just go ahead and have it cut? Wow! I can imagine this could go very very wrong!…click here for details
Sticking to the theme, Georgie is looking of a good children’s hairdresser (click here). If this is M7 under a different name, DON’T DO IT!
J1 thinks she may have anger issues. Can you recommend some anger management classes or advice?…click here for details
Coldatchristmas thought this was an April Fool: “Clapham Junction sign proudly welcomes you to ‘heart of Battersea.”Actually it was true!…click here for details
This, however, WAS an April Fool: buggy lanes for pavements on Northcote Road…click here for details
Does your little one want to play netball? Lets Play Netball run fantastic courses and they’re runnning them at Emaunel School over Easter…click here for details
Awful news, a baby has died in a sling, TPTP has posted a link to the article and a request to be careful…click here for details
Another warning, a pushchair caused a house fire, luckily no-one was badly hurt…click here for details
Petal is fed up with door-to-door salespeople at 9pm. Is that legal, she wonders? I’ve asked our favourite local policeman Nathan if he can help…click here for details
Should a nanny receive “travel to work” costs on top of her salary? Errr no seems to be the answer to this question…click here for details
Please help us to save Barnaby Bright nursery! A group of parents are trying to save the nursery and need help…click here for details
MillyMoo wants to get a dog but which one? Help her pick the perfect pooch!…click here for details
A passport has been found on Endlesham Road, is it your ticket to ride?…click here for details
Greyingmum needs help with a school fete, do you know if any local schools had a Wild West theme last year? Howdy Partner!…click here for details
IM1 would love to know who does professional pram cleaning? There are professionals???…click here for details
Honeybee wonders who makes the best milkshakes in Nappy Valley?…click here for details
Peggy asks if you use a nanny payroll service? You do? Who?…click here for details
Pigeonairre is looking for recommendations a private gynecologist in London…click here for details
Tilly&Roo needs to know where to have a Mirena coil removed?…click here for details
I REALLY hope we can help answer this, it’s the second time it’s been posted. M78 asks if anyone has experience of the private midwife care at Chelsea & Westminster?…click here for details
The 15th of April is Passover Seder so please join Wimbledon & District Synagogue for a Communal Second Night Seder…click here for details
Battersea Flower Station just had a top review and I wanted to share because she deserves it!…click here for details
SAHM dropped her iPhone and it smashed the screen. Where might repair it?…click here for details
Looking for a new challenge? We have TWO roles both from great friends of NVN. Northcote Lodge are looking for a new matron (click here) and Greying Mum is brilliant and she has the perfect part time job opportunity working with local primary schools for the charity Beanstalk…click here for details
C2012 is a single mum looking for a house share Wimbledon.…click here for details
Our travel section is hotting up (get it!)
Martinhal are great friends of NappyValleyNet and they have a fabby Easter offer (click here) Not to be outdone, TotsToo have a special offer for the Porto Sani Village in Greece (click here). Saab is looking for a ski holiday for young children but feels she has limited options (click here) Pie is taking a 17 month old on a 12 hour trip, any tips? (click here) Mum2Alex are a looking for a large villa where it’ll be hot and sunny in June…click here for details
Schools questions are still coming thick and fast!
YT would love your views on St Mary’s RC Primary School (click here) On a similar note, Moonlight is looking for info on Sheringdale and Our Lady Queen of Heaven primary schools (click here) Broomwood Hall have released details of their latest inspection report (click here) and finally BBroxash is sending her little one to the Lycee in Sth Ken from Sept and is looking for advice on the best place to live to avoid the lengthy 345 route (click here)
Our House and Garden section is busier than Maria Miller’s career coach
This is a top idea! Cher156 would love fitted wardrobes but can’t afford them. Can a carpenter use Ikea shells and make them look bespoke, she asks? (click here) Luvnyrick is searching for an independent surveyor to value a shared ownership property (click here) Harrisks1 needs a plumber in Southfields (click here) Our property adverts are becoming more popular: four bedroom family house for rent just 3 minutes from Tooting Bec (click here) Super Dad would love the perfect painter for his flat (click here) Cyprus19 is looking for someone who can do regular lawn mowing/maintenance. (click here) Finally SW11 REALLY needs someone to fix a Mac computer it has 10 years of photos on it! Help!…click here for details
Our calendar is now upgraded, and its bigger and better!
Fruity Tunes is guitar led toddler music session singing away in Battersea, Clapham and Southfields. They have just posted their Easter timetable (click here) Easter fun at Battersea Park Zoo is on until the 24th April (click here) Minotaur is booming at the Polka Theatre, myth meets modern day in a boy’s heroic quest to save his dad (click here)
Don’t forget AnnabelsArcade our totally free buying and selling site!
For sale this week:- a beautiful glass and wooden coffee table for sale £50! (click here), Servis tumble dryer £30 (click here)and a lockable plastic outside shed for £60! (click here)
That’s it, have a wonderful week!!
Annabel and the NappyValleyNet.com Team