Grass Animal Zoo at WWT London Wetland Centre, Parenting in the Digital Age and Trinity Triathlon for children: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Dear NappyValleyNetter,  Welcome to your weekly What's On activity guide from NappyValleyNet! Mmm.  Bone-strengthening, spirit-lifting, flip-flop-inducing sunshine. Here you are at last. Long may you stay (at least for the bank holiday and half term). Our area of London town is known for its wonderful wide open spaces and they really come into their own when the sun shines brightly. Keep up with what's going on via our calendar and if you have plans you'd like to share, follow the link to … [Read more...]

Burglars use stickers to target houses? 12.5 metre phone mast for Wandsworth Common? Amelies Follies break in

  Dear NappyValleyNetter, Mr NVN has a new job. It's for one of those young tech companies, the sort that serve free yogurt all day and have hover board races along the corridors. And on Thursday he called me in a bit of a panic. 'Help!' he whined,  'they have yoga classes every afternoon and I said I couldn't join because I'm more of a Pilate's man." Ok, so that was a total lie but I couldn't see how it was worth getting quite so het up about. "Well everyone is so … [Read more...]

NappyValleyNet Meet-Up, Exceptional Academics 11+ booster course and the Wandsworth Heritage Festival: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Dear NappyValleyNetter,  Welcome to your weekly What's On activity guide from NappyValleyNet! May day (may day) has long gone but you may be feeling a bit like shouting those words from the rooftops as half term approaches fast.  Shame the mini-heatwave never really materialised but in order for the week off school to be full of sunshine - both figuratively and/or literally - we hope our calendar helps cast a little ray of light your way. (read more) House hunting?  Start with us.  We … [Read more...]

Toddler hurt at cricket nets: be careful. Long-standing local restaurant closes. Solicitor mothers have zero work/life balance?

    Dear NappyValleyNetter, On Saturday night we had a new babysitter and, to make matters slightly more complicated, my young niece was staying over as well. My sister-in-law was a little anxious so at 10pm I pinged over a text to the new sitter asking if everything was ok? Five minutes later I received a reassuring reply telling me not to worry as both children were in bed. Which wasn't quite what we wanted to hear. As she was meant to be looking after … [Read more...]

Jane Wake’s Spanish Retreat, Raising Boys with The Parent Practice and Camp Suisse Sessions open for booking: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Dear NappyValleyNetter,  Welcome to your weekly What's On activity guide from NappyValleyNet! On Saturday, thousands will be taking to the streets to walk up to 26 miles under the light of the moon in the fight against breast cancer.  The giant pink, peaked circus-like tents stand ready on Clapham Common resembling something that Madonna would have been proud of in her heyday.  Good luck to all taking part. May your pavement pounding go with a swing and your fundraising reach for the … [Read more...]

Pop-up beach opens! Case snatched whilst texting: be careful. Rules for school open days?

Dear NappyValleyNetter, Are their any "rules" for school visitors on open days? WorriedWifey has just asked this very question. I have to say it hadn't occurred to me that there might be. I thought the only thing to remember was to walk around asking loudly "but what can your school offer GIFTED children?" Unfortunately that doesn't apply to my two, unless the gifted criteria now includes a propensity for negligent hamster care and extreme bedroom trashing. To read WW's post, and … [Read more...]

Sushi at Skylark, The London Motor Show and The Bolingbroke Academy Spring Fair: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

  Dear NappyValleyNetter,  Welcome to your weekly What's On activity guide from NappyValleyNet! Hot on the heels of the Easter weekend, the May Day bank holiday always feels like an extra one in the, well, bank.  Tempting as it is to call 'May Day, May Day' when you realise you have the whole family to consider for another weekend-like day, it's always been a good one to kick back, relax and feel a teeny bit smug to be living out a Monday in holiday style.  No matter that we've all … [Read more...]

Husband has no friends – advice please! Is my flat too big? Tactical voting – who and where?

​   Dear NappyValleyNetter, Over the last week or so Nappy Valley hasn't been out of the news. And for all the wrong reasons. In addition to last Tuesday's Earlsfield stabbing (read more) another incident on Wednesday, outside Wandsworth Prep, ended with a fatality (read more). It goes without saying that our thoughts are with the family and friends of those affected. Crime is always going to be present in any large city, and the Met Police have confirmed that … [Read more...]

Celebrity Dusty Duck Trail at London Wetlands, The London Motor Show and free tickets to Grand Designs Live: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Dear NappyValleyNetter,  Welcome to your weekly What's On activity guide from NappyValleyNet! Marathon day is a good day in London town: cheering crowds and thousands of runners showing incredible grit and determination.  Many a Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman pounding the pavements.  There were even a few St Georges and the occasional dragon this year, given the date. A bit like life around here - plenty of budding superheroes zooming around (often on scooters) with Wonder Woman (or … [Read more...]

Primary school places released. Local paint firm scoops Nicky Haslam! Election: SW candidates and BREXIT.

  Dear NappyValleyNetter, Primary school places for September 2017 were released last week. It's an incredibly stressful time and that's been reflected in the volume of posts we've had about how many of you received your first choice (read more) and how the waiting lists for the less successful applicants might work? (read more) We've updated our Wandsworth council catchment area maps so they now reflect the new distances (read more) and we'll work on the Lambeth schools as soon … [Read more...]

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