Dear South West London Mum,
Next week’s email will drop into your inboxes on the Tuesday after the long weekend, so this is my last chance to wish you all a happy Easter.
If you’re looking for ideas to fill the four day break, don’t forget to check out our Easter activity guide (click here) and another, more important reminder, buy your Easter Eggs early!
Every year Mr NappyValleyNet complains that there are two Easter Egg hunts in our family.
A lovely, cute and sweet one for the children and another, much more stressful one, just for him.
This seems to involve him tearing around SW London looking for any 24 hour Tescos that haven’t sold every last egg and is the reason why come last Easter Sunday my eldest son looked very confused (“a My Little Pony egg, errr how lovely”) and my mother was very confused (“a Mighty Morphing Power Rangers Egg, I’m not sure I’ve heard of that pop group dear”)
So enjoy the chocolate and fingers crossed for some sunshine!
Here’s what you’ve been talking about on NappyValleyNet (Wandsworth):
Do you remember the competition last week for the most popular post? The winner THIS WEEK of the Les Abeilles Cotes Du Rhone from Jean Luc Colombo from our friends at North and South wines is Bluebird27 for her post on “Nanny transport costs” which received 29 posts and 2186 views (to date!). This weeks prize is a bottle of unique rosé, Gris Blanc from top producer Gerard Bertrand (worth £9.99) so get posting if you want to pop in to their Broomwood Road shop for a prize!!!
Tooting_mummy just can’t stop thinking about Peaches Geldof. How terribly tragic for all concerned. I couldn’t agree with you more…click here for details
Zoe1234 just found out that her nanny will need to be taking a long period of sickness. Do you just pay SSP or are you more generous?…click here for details
E_r_i_c_a asks would you fly to California with a 3 month old baby?…click here for details
Claudia T is 14 weeks pregnant with her 2nd baby, what advice can you offer her?…click here for details
Outnumbered spotted these two articles in the Telegraph “In shouty families everyone has a bawl”(click here) and“Mums lose two inches (by ditching the killer heels!) Great reading!…click here for details
SBagnall wants to know if her boss is being rude?…click here for details
Mmb wants to know is the best place to get you get your children’s sight tested? GP or high street optician?…click here for details
From eyes to teeth, Furzedown Dad needs a recommendation for good private paediatric dentist. …click here for details
Sjennykirby’s four year old was sick in the car today. Can anyone recommend a car valeting service? …click here for details
Rebs30000 is 18 weeks pregnant and needs some advice about sharp pains/twinges in her pelvis. Can you help?.…click here for details
Staying with pregnancy, can anyone help 1sttimemummy find a good midwife team?…click here for details
Hola! MumandMore’s nanny is keen to start or join a Spanish play group. She is happy to host! Any takers? Gracias!…click here for details
NewAussieMum is debating Eveline Nursery and Magdalen Nursery for her 1-year old daughter. Can you help her decide?…click here for details
Storm in a Cupcake are throwing open the boutique bakery door and welcoming younger clients to come join them for mini baking lessons! (click here) and Cookhouse has a new course coming up. Cook delicious food that the whole family can enjoy together.…click here for details
Lelika needs a good-affordable choreographer for their wedding waltz. And… “one two three!”…click here for details
Emmalina7 lost her much loved Tiffany necklace on Thurs 3rd April between Winsham Grove, Nightingale Lane and Bellevue Road. Let’s help her find her sparkle!…click here for details
Riverside NCT is holding a Nearly New Sale on Saturday April 26th from 2pm – 4pm.…click here for details
And staying with NCT, WWTownmum lives in Wandsworth Town and is wondering which course is best for her.…click here for details
NorthcoteNanny is wondering if anyone has moved recently and has any cardboard boxes that they want to get rid of?…click here for details
Little Wombles Nursery and Pre-School is coming soon to Broomhill Road SW18. Now you Orinoco!…click here for details
Looking for a new challenge?… Bron is looking for lovely caring childminder for her little boy for end of July (click here) Julia6673 is looking for an Au Pair for 25 hours per week (click here) and if you are in need of a surrogate granny this lovely post from grannycoughlin may well be just the thing for you and yours.…click here for details
Our travel section is hotting up!
Champagne-ardenne and the toddler!! Does anyone have any recommendations of great restaurants or must visit houses that might suit an adventurous 1 year old? (click here) Balhammom would like to know if it is hot in Cyprus in early May? (click here)
Schools questions are still coming thick and fast!
Mariaspain need a specialist solicitor for a school appeal with Wandsworth Council (click here) Orchid75 asks do you live in Fulham but are struggling to find a good school for your DLO? She may have the answer! (click here) and Coldatchristmas asks if anyone can tell herthe approximate catchment area for Ravenstone school?…click here for details
Our House and Garden section is busier than Maria Miller’s career coach
Ordinarygirl09 needs a recommendation for someone who can lay a parquet floor (click here) Moonlight wants your experiences with Leigh Wood Builders, Pose Bathrooms or Benchmarx Kitchens & Joinery? (click here) Littleittlebalckbear needs recommendations for a handy man who could help with some spring sprucing-up on Clapham Common Northside (click here) Tilly&Roo needs a modern/quirky Architect to undertake a loft and side return conversion (click here) and wants a polished concrete floor with underfloor heating in new kitchen (click here) Finally ashlingo needs Landscape gardener recommendations to lay artificial lawn, landscape flowerbeds and patios…click here for details
Our calendar is now upgraded, and its bigger and better!
There is a Dads’ group at the one O’clock club at Clapham Common(click here) Fit for a Princess 9 Day Bootcamp starts today. A nine day bootcamp (with the weekend off in the middle)(click here) Easter fun at Battersea Park Zoo, Join in the Easter Egg Hunt fun…pick up a quiz sheet upon entry and use the clues to help you find them!(click here) and juliantenniscoach’s Easter Holiday sports camp has spaces on Wednesday and Thursday this week.(click here)
Don’t forget AnnabelsArcade our totally free buying and selling site!
For sale this week:- Lots of designer maternity wear in excellent condition, £150 for the lot!(click here), John Lewis Waffle Moses Basketand stand and 2 x John Lewis premium foam mattresses with fitted sheets, £20 for everything(click here) and a Krups Essenza Nespresso coffee machine for £55(click here)
That’s it, have a wonderful week!!
Annabel and the NappyValleyNet.com Team