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...]
Primary school places released. Local paint firm scoops Nicky Haslam! Election: SW candidates and BREXIT.
The London Motor Show, Raising Girls with The Parent Practice and a school open days round-up: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet
Dear NappyValleyNetter, Welcome to your weekly What's On activity guide from NappyValleyNet! They say a change is as good as a rest, so for those of you who have been away over the Easter break, hopefully by now you're oozing essence of R&R from every pore. For those of you who haven't been away, at least the days are longer, the blossom blooms and there's still chocolate in the fridge. If you're looking to get back in the swing without going to the playground, check out our … [Read more...]
Millionaire divorce favours SAHM. Flats proposed by Wandsworth Common Station. David Gandy can visit your house! Sailing by Battersea Power Station
Dear NappyValleyNetter, Just when I think NappyValleyNet has carried posts for every conceivable item, someone proves me wrong. And this week was no exception. A life-sized cardboard cut-out of David Gandy (he of the snug white underpants fame) is currently being offered free to a good home. Over six foot in size and with a track record of behaving well at hen weekends and weddings (yes really) 'Yoda's Mum" has decided he needs to move on (read more). So if you want a … [Read more...]
Get to grips with fish at The Avenue Cookery School, Summer Fair dates and an Open Days round-up: Your What’s On activity Guide from NappyValleyNet
Dear NappyValleyNetter, Welcome to your weekly What's On activity guide from NappyValleyNet! It's here! The long Easter weekend is upon us and whether you've taken time off already to spend with the children or you've had the four-day break in your sights for a while, you've almost made it! Make the most of the long weekend and tuck into (the chocolate) all that's on offer in the neighbourhood and beyond. London in the springtime really is something to put a spring in the step. … [Read more...]
Local restaurant allegedly keeping tips: named and shamed. ‘Covent Garden Flower Market’ moves to Battersea. Glow Dental teeth brushing video
Dear NappyValleyNetter, Mr NVN and I have just returned from our first holiday without the children, leaving his mother and father in charge. And, on our return, it was pretty obvious the children thought they made better parents. "Grandma's pasta is the best I've ever had," droned my eldest, "Grandma's homemade burgers are incredible," said my daughter and, the straw that broke the camel's back, "Grandma's gravy should be famous it's a special recipe she got from a bistro", … [Read more...]
Once Upon A Bus at FlipOut, Easter fun at The Little Gym and the Social Slam social media workshop: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet
Dear NappyValleyNetter, Welcome to your weekly What's On activity guide from NappyValleyNet! Hope you got through April Fools' Day unscathed. The fact it was a Saturday probably helped facilitate all manner of nasty pranks though there doesn't seem to be any spaghetti growing on trees. Perhaps the local commons just don't offer quite the right environment for that particular species. They certainly offer all sorts of entertainment though, and you can keep up with the latest … [Read more...]
Doves butchers closes and ‘hits out’. SW11 restaurant asks staff to ‘lie about tips’. Dodgy advertising hoardings for Wandsworth?
Dear NappyValleyNetter, A few weeks ago we published the second edition of our annual Design and Build Guide. Your feedback has been incredible and it's wonderful to hear it's been making your design and build 'journey' a little bit easier and a little bit more fun. Hmmm, on re-reading that I sound like an 'X Factor' contestant, but you know what I mean. We've just completed all the door-to-door deliveries so, if you would like a paper copy but haven't seen one just yet, … [Read more...]
The Little Gym Easter Gymnastics Camps, WWT London Wetlands GIANT Easter Duck Hunt and JK Educate 11+ Workshops
Dear NappyValleyNetter, Welcome to your weekly What's On activity guide from NappyValleyNet! So the holidays have arrived. Easter is still some way off but never mind. The time for eating (more) chocolate (than usual) is here. Unless you gave it up for Lent, in which case there's still some way to go. Meanwhile, it's just as well the days are getting longer and a little brighter as there's so much to fit in and you'll find it on our action-packed calendar. This week, because we like … [Read more...]
Prince George to Nappy Valley Prep. ‘Cheating map’ reveals extra-marital affairs. All change on Northcote Road.
Dear NappyValleyNetter, Mr NVN has just discovered Internet shopping. And when I write 'Internet shopping' I really mean TK Maxx. And when I write 'discovered' I really mean he's incessantly ordering anything that might fit him. 'TK' (as it's now known in my house) have some annoying little widget that means he gets an alert whenever his size comes into stock and, because he's not used to having anything in his size, ever, he's gone a bit click happy. The final straw was … [Read more...]
Role Models Confidence & Resilience courses, Cinderella at Eddie Catz and a school open days update: Your What’s On activity Guide from NappyValleyNet!
Dear NappyValleyNetter, Welcome to your weekly What's On activity guide from NappyValleyNet! Mother's Day. Just saying. Don't let it pass you by in amongst all the day-to-day commotion. Take the time to relax and enjoy the moment. Hopefully there might be a homemade card to keep forever, breakfast in bed (never mind the crumbs) and a nice brew. Grab a good book, a newspaper, a magazine, a local website packed full of conversation and up-to-the-minute goings-on. Entertainment and … [Read more...]