Literature and food festivals, upcoming workshops and new classes: your weekly what’s on guide from NappyValleyNet!

Dear NappyValleyNetter,

Welcome to your NappyValleyNet weekly “What’s On” guide!

As we emerge from the long weekend, I suspect our collective thoughts turn towards the new school term.  Done the summer reading? Practised the times tables? Checked the shoes still fit? And how about the dreaded name-taping?  It’s the socks that get me.  Ten new pairs, two socks per pair..say no more.  But never fear, here’s our round-up of goings-on and although the school bell might be about to ring, there’s still plenty of fun to be had!   Don’t forget to let everybody know about the next great event, class or fair you might be party to. (click here) )

 So the summer’s drawing to a close but the festivals, they keep on coming…

It’s the Battersea Literature Festival in early September, with two sessions at Northcote Library.  Sara Grant, author of the funny Magic Trix will talk about being a writer and an American in London (click here) and and John Dougherty, author of Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face will be entertaining the crowds for a session of silliness and inspiration…click here for more details

It’s the St John’s Hill Festival on Saturday 7th September, where the streets will be filled with all sorts of delectable treats and the Hill will be a-buzz with great community spirit.  Love it!…click here for more details

Tooting Foodival on the weekend of 12th September will be a celebration of all things foodie and grown by our own!  Cookery dems, music, stalls and games – pen it in the diary!…click here for more details 

Bellevue Village Summer Fair will be in full swing on Saturday 13th September with lots of lovely stalls, food and drink aplenty and the marvellous Mayhew Dog Show.  Start the intensive training now and go for that rosette!…click here for more details

OnBlackheath is a festival for all on the weekend of 13th & 14th September with music from Massive Attack and Grace Jones among others, delicious food at the Farmer’s Market and you can take the little ones on a trip to the ‘Kids Fun Factory’..What are you waiting for?!…click here for more details

As September approaches, it’s not just the children who are eager to get back to learning

The Parent Practice is running two evening workshops, ‘Preparing for Parenthood’, to help you get ready together for the life-changing experience about to rock your world……click here for more details

Career Restart are running a full-day course for women who are considering a return to work after taking time out to have children.  Arm yourself with all the most up-to-date advice and remember, you’ve still got it, girl!…click here for more details

Seasons Artclass will help absolute beginners as well as ‘improvers’ to get creative and learn a new skill with step by step demos guiding you through drawing and painting techniques.  You might even discover a hidden talent!…click here for more details

And a Baby Routine and Sleep Workshop will give you tips, advice and the confidence to get the little cherubs sleeping through the night.  Create some positive sleep associations for them and get some much-needed shut eye for you!…click here for more details

 So after all that, sit soft and see out the summer sipping a Pina Colada (cocktail umbrella a must) and checking out the local property market.  We’ve got homes for sale and to rent all linked to the catchment of the school you have your eye onclick here for more details

 On the move? Don’t miss these fab four properties from our Preferred Property Partners:

Available to rent from Marsh & Parsons, an exceptional 5-bedroom semi-detached house, immaculately presented and with a stunning eat-in kitchen-dining area with bi-fold doors opening the entire length of the kitchen onto the garden…click here for more details

From Hamptons International, an extremely well presented 5-bedroom family house extending to over 2.400 sqft, set Between the Commons and with a very good sized roof terrace…click here for more details

From Savills, a beautifully refurbished three bedroom house close to the expanses of Wandsworth Common…click here for  more details

And from Douglas & Gordon, a fabulous, fully refurbished end of terrace Victorian house near Belleville Primary…click here for more details

That’s it for this week!  Have a great time, whatever you decide to do.

Love,

Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team

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