Clapham Lights, Win a NappyValleyNet Christmas and Paint the Town Green Shopping Event: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Dear NappyValleyNetter,  Welcome to your weekly What's On activity guide from NappyValleyNet! You can't beat a sunny winter's day.  Warm, low, bone-strengthening sunshine.  Stick to the sunny side of the street or you might just catch the edge of that blisteringly cold easterly wind. The only downside to the sunshine is the state of the windows.  I'm sure it's a beautiful day out there; if only I could see it.  As well as helping you to find a window cleaner, we have a fabulous calendar … [Read more...]

Mice overrun SW18 food store. Promotion blocked due to pregnancy – help! Bowling Green Cafe to close

Dear NappyValleyNetter, Every November my children's primary school posts out a "review of the year" to both their current and ex- pupil's families. It's a beautiful publication, packed full of gorgeous photos and school news. But it's the children's quotes on the inside back cover which are always my favorite part. Teacher" "What is the word for smooth flowing music?" Pupil: "Gelato" And this quote wasn't the only one with a food theme. Teacher" "What is your favorite … [Read more...]

Northcote Road Christmas Lights, Billy & Jack’s Supper Club and Babe – The Sheep-Pig opens at Polka: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Dear NappyValleyNetter,  Welcome to your weekly What's On activity guide from NappyValleyNet! Bobble hats, gloves and rosy noses at the ready.  It may be the warmest year on record, but Storm Angus and late November do not a cosy corner of London make.  So wrap up warm and head to the Northcote Road Christmas Lights.  Carols, mince pies and even mulled wine for those of us who pass the minimum age limit (with ease).  Tuck in, warm up and feel the happy glow.  For more lights and other … [Read more...]

Wandsworth Common footbridge to close. Council objects to “noisy” SW4 Festival. Help: adult threadworm nightmare.

Dear NappyValleyNetter, I know you might not want to think about Christmas quite so early on a cold November morning but, a bit like the Trump Presidency, it's definitely happening so we might as well prepare for it! So...to help you get the most from the forthcoming holiday we have two events we really want to shout about. First off Santa's sledge is the NappyValleyNet Christmas meet-up. I'm delighted to announce that we're back at "Bills" on Northcote Road and they'll be throwing open their … [Read more...]

Northcote Road Christmas Lights & Market, Winter Wonderland at Eddie Catz and the Hamley’s Toy Parade: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Dear NappyValleyNetter,  Welcome to your weekly What's On activity guide from NappyValleyNet! In between running here, there and everywhere with your tiny ones, toddlers, tearaways or teenagers, or just staying put to avoid the rain and catch up on admin, whichever way you look (and especially if you look on our calendar) there's something going on. Come rain or shine, for busy times and quiet times. Dip in, duck out. Take us or leave us.  We'll be here ready and waiting next time you need … [Read more...]

Husband finds God but I’m atheist. Christmas booze planner. Best local takeaway?

Dear NappyValleyNetter, "YOU HAD ONE JOB!" It was my birthday last week and the first thing I had to do on my special day was intervene in a heated discussion between my daughter and Mr NVN. In practice this was quite difficult because they were getting the kitchen ready for a surprise breakfast and I wasn't allowed in whilst they "set-up". However did I try to whisper calming words through the door. Their chant of "COME IN" was a little muted and once in the kitchen I could see why. "HE … [Read more...]

Northcote Road Christmas Lights, Independent Schools Show & Wimbledon Open Studios: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Dear NappyValleyNetter,  Welcome to your weekly What's On activity guide from NappyValleyNet! Nobody knows how cold my toes (thank you A.A Milne) get on the side of a playing field.  In fact, after a certain point even I don't know; I can't feel them any more. The dedication of parents knows no bounds.  Perhaps we have super-powers bubbling beneath the surface, but like Superman, we live life as normal people doing normal things.  Help is on hand to fuel our Wonder Woman / Superman … [Read more...]

Help: husband booked “Naked Restaurant” for birthday! Stop funding hate. Local Pizza Express closing. Smelly elf for Christmas?

Dear NappyValleyNetter, In February of this year we published the very first NappyValleyNet Design and Build Guide (click here if you'd like me to send you a copy). It was such a success that we're about to repeat the whole exercise and start work on the 2017 publication. But we need your help. The guide worked because you told us what you wanted. Your NappyValleyNet questions about gorgeous basements, spacious lofts, entertaining kitchens and relaxing bathrooms helped Gill, our amazing … [Read more...]

Bonfire Night, STREAM 2016 and Skylark’s Teatime Disco: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Dear NappyValleyNetter,  Welcome to your weekly What's On activity guide from NappyValleyNet! Halloween is done, the webs have come down, the pumpkins are all burnt out (I know the feeling), and now we're onto Bonfire Night!  Wrap up warm, get stuck into a toffee apple and practise your oohs, aahhs. If you're thinking fireworks or simply looking for other bright ideas, you'll find them in our constantly updating What's On calendar. (click here) On the move?  We have all the homes for … [Read more...]

Husband won’t pay niece/nephew school fees. Local park to become flats. Wife using children against me.

Dear NappyValleyNetter, "Why isn't anyone called Romeo anymore?" My youngest had been learning about Shakespeare at school and the world's greatest love story as a result. She liked the name Juliette but realised she'd never met anyone called Romeo. "Well," condescended Mr NVN in his best amateur teacher voice, "there are some names which are so closely linked to a person or story that they don't really work for anyone else." "What, like Santa Claus?" "Well...sort of," he continued, "but … [Read more...]

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