Help me leave my husband. Naked restaurant opens! Flesh eating bug on Commons. Local lad into Masterchef finals.

Dear NappyValleyNetter,

Every now and again we carry a post on NappyValleyNet where someone really needs our help.

And we had one of these last week.

“NWT” wants to leave her husband but for a variety of reasons feels unable to do so.

If you can offer constructive support and advice please do so, but please remember this is a real person with very real issues so please bear that in mind when replying.

Thank you.

Here is what you’ve been talking about on NappyValleyNet:

There is a flesh eating bug (really) on our local Commons and it’s very very dangerous for dogs (click here).

HWSF is struggling with a dilemma. Her parents-in-law have offered to pay her little one’s school fees but on the condition they decide which school they attend. Any advice? (click here)

Some very sad news: a women’s body was found on Wimbledon Common. It goes without saying that our thoughts are with her family and friends (click here).

SW11 was burgled last week. The perpetrators scaled a wall and broke into a garden shed. Please take extra care, she warns (click here)

weekly3On top of the closure of WH Smiths in Balham, the launderette opposite Du Cane Court has also just spinned it’s last load. The BBC were there to film it. The closing, not the spinning. (click here)

NYE has posted details of London’s first “Naked Restaurant”.  If anyone else tries to suggest it’s a “pop-up” they’ll be banned for smutty typing! (click here)

Tickets for our summer meet-up have just been released. It’s with the lovely Biscuiteers on Northcote Road and it’ll be brilliant and free! (click here)

The duchess (LOVE the username) is looking for recommendations for a financial advisor. Some suggestions for the Soros of South London and one to avoid, thanks everyone! (click here)

Flesh eating bug on CommonsDo you remember that local chap on Masterchef? Not the judge the other one! Well he only went and got through AGAIN AGAIN so he’s on TV AGAIN AGAIN this Friday! If Nappy Valley resident and judge Mr Torode eventually bins him it could make for an awkward accidental encounter over the Stinking Bishop in Volker and Quinn! (click here).

Oab wonders what the commute from “BTC” to Newton Prep is like? Nightmare or walk in/by the park? (click here).

Gazebo questions are like buses: you wait ages for one and then TWO turn up at once. Can you help with suggestions for a small garden gazebo/marquee, asks CM? (click here) Sticking with the outdoors, Petal needs an awning for her bifold doors (click here)

Ex1915 is unhappy that the Neals Lodge on Wandsworth Common is to become a nursery. Are the council ignoring residents wishes or is this democracy in action? Some strong opinions here so please do keep your comments polite and constructive please! (click here)

weekly4Do you remember our piece on local female entrepreneurs? Well it was SO popular we’ve repeated the exercise but with local men. If you want do find out all about the chaps behind Paint the Town Green, The Dogfather, The Belleville Brewery and more then take a look!

Sticking with great local businesses, Power Byrne are sponsoring the Broomwod Football Club Trophy Finals. Great to see them getting behind local teams and have a great finals day! (click here)

The fete season is almost upon us we’re getting so excited we can almost smell the hog roasts! The Ritherdon Road event is first out the blocks on the 22nd of May (click here). Second, the Abbeville Fete is gearing up for another fantastic jamboree with a new website (click here) and a drive to recruit volunteers! (click here)

This is a really interesting discussion: Pie81 is about to embark on a huge renovation and so had a ton of questions about project managers and if they’re worth it? Some very useful advice and our friends Run Projects get a nice mention too! (click here)

Those lovely people at First Aid for Life have a stack of courses coming up that could, quite literally, save a life: First up is an Emergency First Aid course (covering adults, children and babies) on Friday 6 May followed by a Full Day Paediatric First Aid course (covering full Ofsted syllabus) on Saturday 7 May and another full day course on Wednesday 11 May. All courses can be booked here. It’s SO worth a look, they could be the best decision you ever make.

weekly5Lulubear would like to know where to have a hearing test done privately? (click here)

Caferacer would like to know if you’ve booked a coffee van for your summer fete? I can vouch for his van and his coffee, both brilliant! (click here).

Last Thursday I was lucky enough to be invited to a book launch from the wonderful people at The Parent Practice. “Real Parenting for Real Kids” is seriously good – more details behind this link.

We have a “pencil case” full of school posts!

 Broomwood Hall have posted details of their open days, thank you BH! (click here), Astolat’s little one is starting at Wix in September, fancy meeting up before the beginning of term, she asks? (click here), Flatwhite wonders how to choose a private school when you’re not actually in the country? (click here)NM asks howFrench speakers are considering the Wix school of the Lycee Francais? Especially the French vs the bilingual streams? (click here), MM wants personal recommendations for an 11 plus tutor (click here), Finally, Whitgift have the most amazing WW1 exhibition – it really has to be seen to be believed! (click here).

Looking for a new challenge? We have STACKS of vacancies!

 Xtraspace need a project manager/estimator (click here). The lovely ReCentre are hoping to find a receptionist (click here). Enable LC is a new local leisure charity which isrecruiting a P/T HR and admin officer (click here) Artisan, the local furniture company, want a P/T administrator (click here)The Money Charity is based in Clapham and is hunting for a P/T finance and office manager (click here). M.A. is a musical adventure company searching for a P/T marketeer (click here) Finally, a Richmond direct marketing agency needs a P/T administrator (click here)


We have more “House and Garden” questions than Princess Charlotte has cute baby pics!

 RR needs someone to sand a wooden floor (click here). BB would love your furniture spraying/painting suggestions (click here). SD is searching for a trouble shooting plumber – any ideas? (click here). CM needs your feedback on wooden bi-fold doors (click here) C is trying to track down a plastic grass company  – have you met a top tastic turfer? (click here) CF wonders if you’ve tried DEVOL kitchens. Any good? (click here). PP is after draftsmen recommendations (click here). Sheel is searching for architect suggestions (click here). Lastly, MissPea needs a cleaner (click here)

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

 FOR SALE: an Islabike (click here), a bundle of Ben 10 toys (click here) and a Phil and Teds Sport double buggy (click here)

Phew, that’s it, have a fabby week!


Annabel and the NappyValleyNet team

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