Pressure from husband to lose baby weight. Till stolen from market stall. Army tanks parade on Northcote Road. Dogs vs children in cafe

Pressure from husband to lose baby weightDear South West London Mum,

“What’s an organism?”

The question was from my daughter and as I looked across the table, her little face staring intently at the iPad, I allowed myself a quiet smug moment.

If she’s already showing an interest in biology, I thought, perhaps she can become a doctor? Perhaps she’ll live like “Gray’s Anatomy“ and guests around our Christmas turkey will be doctors swapping life saving stories as opposed to Mr NVN waving bits of poultry and cackling that he’s pulled a bird.

“Well,” I replied, choosing my words carefully, aware I might be talking to a future surgeon, “it’s a very small living thing, one of the littlest things that can actually be called alive.”

“Hmm,” she replied a bit confused, “where do they live? Only a woman had one for three hours?”

I realised I’d left the iPad open on the the Daily Mail website and the article wasn’t anything to do with biology, well not in the way I’d thought (follow the link here if you can’t guess the subject).

“Anyway,” she continued, “it says next to it that Justin Bieber is in jail again, how cool is that?”


This is what you’ve been talking about on NappyValleyNet (Wandsworth):

Underpressure is feeling pressure from her husband to lose weight. He is dropping hints and suggesting she joins an exercise class. Ouch! …click here for more details

Broken Dad tells us that the fruit and veg stall holder on Hildreth Street had his till stolen last week. Please support him and help him get back on his feet, he asks …click here for details

Our thread on house robberies has been extremely busy. Some attempted break-ins and two men spotted pushing poles through letter boxes to steal car keys …click here for more details

I REALLY hope we can help with this. A user passed an accident on the A3 and stopped to help. She’s now lost the details of the family involved but they’ve got the coats she lent them! Can you help find Flora of Wandsworth?…click here for details

Pressure from husband to lose baby weightThere’s a tank parade through Northcote Road on the 13th February. That’s real tanks trundling through Nappy Valley on the 13th of February…click here for details

However not everyone is happy about the parade. Papinian has extremely strong feelings that it’s the wrong thing to do…click here for details

Panasonic has just hired an aupair but she’s having doubts. Her gut feeling is to cut her losses, should she stick or twist?…click here for details

On a very similar note, T&B has a new nanny buts she’s “cold” to her charge. Let her go?…click here for details

Pop would like to know how to explain death to a toddler? Does anyone have any advice on how to handle this sensitive situation?…click here for details

It’s got a little heated in the “Dogs vs children” discussion at the bandstand cafe. When I say a little I actually mean a lot!…click here for details

Nirthernbird16 has a 10 month old whose appears to be in pain at night. Could it be lactose intolerance after a bug?…click here for details

Two “what’s happening” questions…SMT wonders whats happened to Treohans on Abbeville Road? (click here) and BFW asks the same but for Galleria Conti? …click here for details

BatterseaSquareMum wants to use the Fulham Osteopath and they have a 25% refer a friend Scheme. Want to club together to save money?…click here for details

Bluebutterfly needs a waterproof coat and wonders if you have any suggestions? Turns out that many of you do!…click here for details

Aglaea Hair and Beauty are in Clapham Junction want to tell you they’re open and really want you to visit!…click here for details

Rkrxxx wonders if you know of a good tutor for a dyslexix 8 yr old boy? …click here for details

Two after school childcare requests…Flogri Is looking for someone who could pick up her son from school on Wednesdays at 15:30 (click here)  and Beverley is looking for someone to look after her son while she is at work. …click here for details

Our meet a mum/dad/nanny/aupair section is heaving! Roxieandmum is looking for playdates for a two year old boy and girl (click here) and Mimi68 is looking for Mums or nannies in Wimbledon for play dates, play groups, music classes (click here).

Sessa84 is wondering what she should expect from her first midwife appointment? Advice anyone?…click here for details

AnnieH is having a planned c-section for number 2 and wondered whether anyone had any advice for planning and what to expect. Some top advice, thanks guys!…click here for details

Grove Hall nursery looks like its turned itself around …click here for details

Looking for some “Me-Time”? AATG are hosting a “Hair Masterclass” evening!”…click here for details

Our friends at “Fit for a Princess” need a sports massage! Can you suggest someone a marvelous masseuse to manipulate their malady?…click here for details


Our schools section is longer than Manchester United’s losing streak!

FC asks ‘How’s Clapham manor primary school lately’? …click here for details

ARR needs suggestions, comments on these two schools. Fulham Prep vs. Newton. She don’t live in London yet so needs some motherly advice. …click here for details

ElizaD is wondering what are the most popular reading schemes in local Clapham schools for reception children. …click here for details

Montypumpkin is wondering if she has to move out of London for a good free school. …click here for details

From leaving the Big Smoke to jumping in the shallow end…SamT wonders if there are any swimming pools for babies in Earlsfield…click here for details

Gambado have posted details of a TON of stuff to do this month. They have “Starwars Troopers” and “Pirates & Princesses”. So that’s “Long John C3PO” or “Han Silver”! See what I did there???…click here for details

RRansom Wants to know of any suggestions for mother and baby and toddler activities in the Balham area? “Moon Under Water”?…click here for details


Our House and Garden section is STILL busier than Justin Bieber’s legal team

Kishi needs recommendations for beautiful garden furniture (click here). LBB needs builder recommendations (click here). Phoenix wonders if you’ve used Wandsworth Sash Windows? (click here), EST wonders where she might buy a safe? (click here) KH needs help with Edwardian skirting board repair (click here) ME is urgently looking for a carpenter (click here)  MrsT needs a builder to fix crumbling walls and a ceiling (click here). Lastly JS is searching for factory painted double glazed sash windows. …click here for details


The NappyValleyNet calendar is bursting at the seams!

Gertrude & Ivy can boost your business through social media! (click hereFit For a Princess are @ The Common Ground and will be training all year round (click here and “Some Like it Tot” are movies for kids AND adults at the Gorringe Pub in Tooting! (click here)


Don’t forget AnnabelsArcade our totally free buying and selling site!

For sale this week:- a Mamas and Papas cot in off white/cream. (click here), a Bugaboo Bee Plus for sale (click here) and a Bruin Music and Play Activity Table (click here)


That’s it, have a wonderful week!


Annabel and the Team



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