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 editor, shape the entire issue: we knew exactly what to write because you told us!

So, if you’d like to have a say in what we cover in the 2017 NappyValleyNet Design and Build Guide please click here and start posting!

Then we can get writing and help you start building!

Here is what you’ve been discussing this week about on NappyValleyNet:

weekly1-copySarajojo’s husband has booked them both into a “Naked” restaurant for his birthday celebration. She’s a little unsure about the evening and who might see her. Wow. Just wow. I think I would rather give birth every day for a month rather than go to a naked restaurant! (click here).

AZ is setting up a PR company and wants to know if you know of any potential clients? I can think of a restaurant “sans clothes” that needs a total strategy overhaul! (click here).

BFW has posted a link to the “Stop Funding Hate” campaign. It’s relates to the Daily Mail’s treatment of the 3 BREXIT judges and I think both sides of this particular argument have very strong opinions (click here).

HM wonders if anyone else is having issues with Nannytax? We have to pay TAX??? (For the avoidance of doubt that last comment was a poor joke and I know that we have a responsibility to pay HMRC!)  (click here).

weekly1-copyEvery once in a while we have a post which really resounds with our members. It’s fair to say that last week’s “husband refuses to pay niece and nephew’s school fees” was one of those and almost six thousand of you have read or commented on HelpPlease’s dilemma. Might she now have the answer she was looking for? (click here).

B27 wonders if the Pizza Express on Abbeville Road has closed? What? No more Dough Balls down the ‘Ville??? (click here)

Sticking with bars, one local trendy coffee joint isn’t getting great reviews (click here). Bring back the Golden Egg?

I’ve posted a link to a truly heartbreaking story about Jessica Whelan and her bravery. Hopefully some good can come out of an awful situation (click here).

Fulham to Earlsfield – is it a pretty traditional move or one that a NVN’er might regret for the rest of their days? Thanks for all your input everyone! (click here).

weekly1-copyHave you heard of the smelly elf? If you’ve ever wondered what a BIFFA waste collection nativity play would be like then look no further! (click here).

Looking for things-to-do now the days are colder and the evenings dark? Then check out the fabby ToddlePass children’s party. It’s at the lovely Great Little Trading store in Wandsworth, Amanda (from Action Kids Fame) is top of the bill and it’s totally free! (click here)Do your little ones love crafting? Then you simply have to visit The Skylark for their funpacked “Stay and Craft” sessions. They provide everything needed and they’ll even tidy away afterwards. Wednesday morning is when the stickybacked plastic comes out! (click here). Sticking with great events, we LOVE Ravenstone school and they’ve a Christmas shopping evening coming up soon. There are 32 stalls, a movie room (popcorn included!) for kids, a bar, and raffle prizes including lots of vouchers for local restaurants. (click here)

Wandsworth Council are reminding all parents that with the winter flu season in full swing please don’t forget to vaccinate your little ones. Great advice and thank you for posting. (click here)

Most of you will already be familiar with LikeMinders. Set-up by two local mums it’s an amazing childcare and babysitting service and their 24/7 emergency service has helped many a mum. They’ve a special offer for NVN mums (free month’s membership) so if you need festive help with your little elves do get in touch (click here).

VN is hoping to buy a Labradoodle – can you share any great breeder advice? (click here).

We love Kathryn Hepburn, her hypno-birthing sessions have had fabby feedback. But you’d better be quick if want to book on her last course before Xmas (click here).

We have a money belt full of travel posts!

I’d never heard of European summer camps for children until Camp Suisse got in touch. Then my daughter spent a week with them in July of this year. It was amazing, truly amazing – do check out our review if you’d like something a little different for your 7 to 17 year old! (click here).

Kishi is hoping to find a lovely campsite in Nice near a beach (click here). Saab wonders if you can recommend a house rental for four families and nine children for a weekend? (click here). Our friends at Ski Famille have posted details of their amazing January skiing offers – thanks guys! (click here).

We have a schoolbus full of nursery and education posts…

Which local nursery appears to be closed for morning entry until 2018? Can that be right, asks SW11? (click here). Clapham Park Montessori have an open morning on the 7th of November – thanks for posting! (click here)

This is a fabby idea! MMM is starting to panic about the 11+ in the New Year and wonders if there are any friendly tutor groups around the Putney area? (click here). SV wonders whether she should plump for Thomas’s Battersea or Newton Prep.? (click here). Oasis Academy in Putney have posted that they’re new and accepting admissions (click here). Lastly, can you help St Faiths in Wandsworth fund a new playground surface? They need votes to help them raise funds from the Aviva Community Fund (click here). 

The Independent Schools Show is almost upon us! It’s the biggest forum for parents to meet heads, schools and teachers and it’s happening in Battersea Park! (click here)

Looking for a new challenge? We have more than Ed Balls has dance moves!

The lovely Marsh and Parsons need an admin support for their HR team (click here)Kula Yoga need a marketing manager. We know the team there and they’re ace! (click here). MS is looking for infant observation volunteers (click here)Lastly, Lunalu is looking for a part-time nanny (click here)  and we have a nappy full of other nanny and au pair vacancies (click here).

We have more “House and Garden” questions than Ed Balls has sequins!

Jellie75 is looking for a landscape gardener – know a local Capability Brown? (click here).Tooting26 wonders if anyone might tile her front path? (click here). VANES is after some CRITTAL style windows but wonders if there is a cheaper alternative? (click here). PP hopes to find someone who might manage a rental property? (click here). PP wonders if you can recommend an interior designer? (click here).  Pie81 wants your architect suggestions? (click here). PP27 urgently needs a flat to rent for her nanny? (click here). Lastly, HJM is looking for an electric blind supplier (click here)

Looking to buy or sell? It’s totally free to post your items on NappyValleyNet

FOR SALE: a Moses basketJ (click here), FOR SALE a dark red sofa (click here) and FOR SALE a Parkgate school uniform (click here)

Phew, that’s it, have a fabby week!

Love,

Annabel and the NappyValleyNet team

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