NCT Nearly New sale, free tickets for the Decorative Living Fair and The Great River Race. Your ‘What’s On’ guide from NappyValleyNet!

Dear NappyValleyNetter,

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

Children’s conker collections are overflowing and we’ve all started kicking leaves around the Commons (oh, the romance..)!  I’m sure I’m not the only one to have been caught out by plummeting night-time temperatures and it is getting dark so early..But never fear, NappyValleyNet is, as ever, brimming with ideas of how to entertain you and yours.  And don’t forget to add your events, classes, fairs and get-togethers to our fab calendar (click here).  It’s the place to be!

It’s a bumper weekend of local and London goings-on – don’t miss out!

Wooo hoo!  The Sparks Charity Day Treasure Trail is almost here!  We’ll be on Wandsworth Common to join in on all the fun this coming Sunday 28th from 9.30am.  See you in the dog-free zone in front of Skylark.  If you haven’t already booked the kids in then it’s quick and easy with lashings of feel-good factor as it’s a charity donation and grown-ups are free! (click here).  All that’s left to say is, please let this Indian summer continue…!…click here for more details

Walk London are running a series of free led walks this weekend, all around town.  If the ‘Ultimate’ 21.9 miler is too much for you (what!?), then perhaps ‘The Real West End’ or ‘London’s hidden alleyways and courtyards, from St Paul’s to Chancery Lane’ might be more up your street…click here for more details

The Great River Race will pass under our lovely bridges around lunchtime this Saturday.  Go along to see the river thronging with over 300 boats of all shapes and sizes, from longships to dragon boats and a replica Dover Bronze Age rope-strewn plank boat.  Sounds fab for all ages!…click here for more details

Baby Loves Disco returns to Clapham Junction this weekend to celebrate 10 years of parent and child joint-partying!  Dust off your dancing shoes and strut your stuff…  Extra fun for the little ones with the likes of face-painting, arts and crafts and play tents.  Nobody puts baby in the corner!…click here for more details 

And later the same day, for older children (4-11 years) and their grown ups , it’s the Pop Lock-in.  No ‘Dancing Dad’ moves allowed here – far too embarrassing for children of a certain age…click here for more details

It’s time for one of those fabby NCT Nearly New sales again!  This time it’s on Saturday morning, from 9.30am at the Broomwood Methodist Church.  Bargains galore – eagle eyes and elbows at the ready…! Oh, and all money raised goes back into your local NCT…click here for more details

Recycled Rubbish at Clapham’s Omnibus imagines a world that celebrates its rubbish and the touch of a puppeteer’s hand transforms a bin bag full of it before your eyes!  Great fun for everyone over 5 (and smaller ones welcome too)…click here for more details

Life in this neck of the woods is busy and varied…try these for size!

Bach to Baby continue their series of concerts for babes and their grown-ups.  Coffee is served before a wonderful hour of classical music which will take in Bach, Mozart, Chopin and more, all topped off with some of the most tuneful nursery rhymes you’ll ever hear!  This time, it’s in West Dulwich – head over for a change of scene…click here for more details

Great name here!  Buns in Ovens is a talk on what to eat and what not to eat during pregnancy and how foods can impact on your mood and overall well-being.  Let’s all ‘eat happy’!…click here for more details

Blue Jelly are running free photographic sittings at Broomwood Methodist Church with no obligation to buy if you don’t like the end result!  Ballerina Sarah Gruzdeva will be there to help your little ones assume a beautiful ballet pose, should you so wish.  Darcey Bussell has inspired a generation!…click here for more details

Clapham Dog Show takes place on Saturday 4 October on Clapham Common.  Marsh & Parsons have been working with Friends of Clapham Common and the day will be packed with fun events for you and your four-legged friends – go for a rosette or even the main trophy!  Non-canine-attached humans are very welcome too!…click here for more details

Ernest Bevin College start their series of Open Days this very evening from 5.30pm for the chance to visit this Wandsworth community school for boys.  Of particular interest for those looking for Year 7 (boys) or Sixth Form (boys & girls) from next September…click here for more details

Take a moment or two just for you…it’ll help when you’re dealing with all the rest!

Treat yourself to a day away from it all and you only have to go as far as the Nature Study Centre on Wandsworth Common!  Urban Retreat – A journey along the Charkras, promises a healthy and relaxing day of raw food, juices, yoga and meditation…click here for more details

Another chance to escape comes with the Decorative Living Fair in Chelsea Old Town Hall on 2 October.  A fabulous mix of decorative antiques, brocante and designer-maker stalls brought to you by Hetty Purbrick and Caroline Zoob, who used to own Housepoints in Webbs Road.  Go revisit!  First 100 to email will get free tickets – quick!!!…click here for more details

Sign up to an 8-week Mindfulness course near Wandsworth Common and get to work helping to reduce and manage stress and live with greater ease.  Sounds wonderful!…click here for more details

Dare we say it?  The countdown to half term has begun.  Here are a few ideas to get you started…

There’s an early bird discount on offer for those of you manage to get organised this month!   The Wandsworth SEN Camp will be running at the Wandle Recreation Centre with a lovely mash up of group games and sport, art and craft, music and gaming…click here for more details

Swimway are taking bookings for their half term Crash (less of the splash) Courses from Putney to Wimbledon and Streatham Hill.  Book quickly to avoid disappointment – you’re under starter’s orders! …click here for more details

And the week will be packed at Eddie Catz in both Putney and Wimbledon, with fun and games that cover cookery, drama, ballet and dance from Halloween to Frozen …click here for more details

And you can even get ahead for Christmas – yes, our first mention of the festive season!  Sammy Duder is running some half term workshops where they’ll make decorations, tiles and snowmen jam jars.  Get those presents ticked off!…click here for more details

After all that, sit down with an autumnal glass of red in hand and have a look at our property pages, where you can hunt for a house with all the usual criteria as well as the brilliant addition of a school catchment area map and distances from house to schoolclick here for more details

Take a look at these four wonderful properties from our Preferred Property Partners this week

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Available to rent with Hamptons International, is a fully renovated, 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment arranged over two floors in the heart of Old York Road…click here for more details

On the market with Douglas & Gordon is a split-level apartment by Battersea Park covering over 2,200 sqft of living space…click here for more details

With Marsh & Parsons, a 4-bedroom family home for sale Between the Commons, superbly located by Clapham Common, Clapham South tube station and a short walk to Northcote Road…click here for  more details

And from Savills, a sensational 5-bedroom family house with wonderful entertaining space, a large converted basement and landscaped south-facing garden…click here for more details

That’s all for now folks.  Whatever you decide to do, have fun!

Love,

Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team x

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