“Things You’ll Regret Saying to Your Children.” NappyValleyNet launches local business scheme. Local Christmas fetes and markets.

Dear NappyValleyNetter,

Here at NappyValleyNet HQ we’re delighted to announce the launch of our brand new accreditation programme.

From today, any local business or service which has been recommended by more than five longstanding NappyValleyNetters will receive a “NappyValleyNet Seal of Approval”.

“Why is this important?”, I hear you ask?

NVN now has over 130k visits per month, almost all of which are from local parents so we are now South West London’s largest local media, bar none.

There isn’t a local magazine, newspaper or website which reaches more people in your neighbourhood.

And that means that a recommendation on NVN can make a massive difference to these local businesses.

So, how can you help your favorite local businesses notch up the ‘Golden Five’ favourable mentions they need to receive their award?

It’s easy.

Simply make a post on NappyValleyNet.

It will only take you a minute or two and your endorsement will not only enlighten others it will contribute towards them receiving one of our lovely new ‘As recommended on NappyValleyNet’ logos.

If you have any queries or questions about the scheme please ask on the site and thanks for all of your recommendations past, present and future, it’s great to keep it all local!

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

NappyValleyNet launches local business schemeClapham44 asks about the half naked man in dressed woman’s clothes who cycles around Clapham! A bit too much flesh?…click here for details

“Things You’ll Regret Saying To Your Children.” Our friends at The Parent Practice have written this incredibly insightful article, some real food for thought…click here for details

Denwand has a grumpy teenager in the house. Any advice on coping with a real-life Harry Enfield’s “Kevin”?…click here for details

HTM is suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. She may need surgery but has heard that exercises and massage could help a lot and even negate the need for an op. Have you been through this? Can you offer any advice?..click here for details

RHOB had a baby stroller stolen from London Baby Swim. If you’re little one is swimming, best to lock up those pushchairs!..click here for details

Sticking with a TWOC theme, Jamie@dRAW is looking for bike insurance that covers a machine kept outside. Any suggestions?…click here for details

Girliemum asks why the ‘Red Train’ park at the bottom of Grandison Road is closed, or indeed when it might reopen? Leaves on the track or staff shortages seems to be behind most other local train failures!…click here for details

NappyValleyNet launches local business schemeTwinmum is delighted that the old “Capstick’s” site on Northcote Road is going to an “Inside Man”. I Googled the meaning of the name “Capstick” and it’s “the man who lives by the post on the hill”. So the new store will probably be called “The Man Inside The Post”. Remember you heard it here first!..click here for details

Sezwedz is having a small gathering for a birthday celebration and needs someone to makes delicious canapés? Any suggestions? If you’re really stuck I think Iceland are selling two lobster tails for a tenner but I’m not sure they’ll be delicious! Or canapes!…click here for details

SamT needs somewhere to host a kids party around Wandsworth Common as all the usual venues are booked…click here for details

Nannywandsworth asks if anyone has experience with Leapfrog pens. Do they help children read?…click here for details

kids_hand_in_playdough_HS54 is looking for recommendations for a less messy alternative to Play Doh, have you used Playfoam? Any good?…click here for details

Coldatchristmas admits to being Christmas advert junkie but thinks the Sainsbury’s Christmas advert is a little bit special. What? Better than John Lewis???…click here for details

On the same theme, Scrummymummy3 asks if all the Monty the Penguin’s from the John Lewis advert are sold out?…click here for details

Pod’s parents have just moved back from France and her Dad is missing hot chili oil? Wow! Not Boules or wine or excellent customer service but chili oil? I would NOT have predicted that!…click here for details

Dishevelled’s 4 year old daughter has asked for a book about the human body for Christmas. Any recommendations?…click here for details

This year the Douglas & Gordon and Kids Co partnership gets real! Three D&G teams will restore three properties and with all the deep-cleaning, decluttering, painting, hanging wallpaper they need your help!…click here for details

xmasAlexisN is thinking about Christmas and what she and her family can do for those less fortunate. They would like to donate Christmas gifts for children and bring meals if possible. Do you know who might accept donations?…click here for details

Judiblackstone is organising a staff Christmas party and needs a Father Christmas to hand out the Secret Santa presents…click here for details

Bee@lifeafterlondon has an old leather suitcase but they’ve lost the combination. It’s full of winter clothes! Friendly locksmith anyone?…click here for details

Looking for a new challenge? Check out these new vacancies!

Lime Talent need an Office Angel (click here). A lunchtime assistant position is available at Little Wombles (click here).  Pettifer01 are hoping to sniff out a dog sitter for a Labrador and a Beagle. If they breed whilst you’re away you’ll have a Legal! (click here). Lastly Balhamlaundryservice are looking for an alterations specialist / seamstress for a Balham launderette shop…click here for details

Looking for some “Things-to-do” Inspiration? We have activities!

Jonathan@Hamptons has announced details of the Northcote Road Christmas lights BIG “switch on”! The festivities will start on the 28th November at 6pm and once again the Belleville & Honeywell choirs will be singing festive carols. There is a Santa’s Grotto plus HEAPS of other attractions. On the Saturday the fun continues with a Christmas Market and over seventy stalls from 10am to 5pm so watch this space for more details! (click here).  Scrummymummy3 and her husband are looking for a dance school (click here).  The Little Gym have activities and fun for your 3 year olds with a huge range of gymnastic classes. Over 500 children use the purpose built facilities in Wandsworth each week with music, parachutes, bubbles and more!…click here for details

We’ve got more travel topics than Santa has Elves!

MBJ27 is wondering about sending her children to a Swiss summer camp in 2015. Do you have any opinions on particular camps? (click here)  AnnieH are looking to travel to Thailand with 2 small children. Any recommendations for a family friendly hotel? (click here). Jamie@dRAW is looking for a private villa with a pool, preferably in Europe…click here for details

Christmas is nearly here but the school questions keep coming!!!

IndyB asks if a private nursery is really necessary for a 2.5 year old? (click here). SammyB wonders if Smallwood Primary School is having an open day/evening? (click here) Mellomumma asks about the viability of the school run from Newton Prep to Clapham South? (click here) AbbevilleMummy asks if there are any Hill House parents who would be willing to meet up for a coffee so that she can find out about the school? (click here) BertrumHouse will be open to prospective parents on Thursday 20th November from 9.45am until 11am (click here)   Shaftesbury Park Primary School is holding open days for nursery and reception entry September 2015…click here for details

If you are just back from hols and already thinking about school applications, catchment areas and maybe even moving into one (!) check out our property pages where we’ve mapped them all out for you……click here for details

Like the X Factor competition, our house and garden section goes on and on and on…

Looking to move? Check out this sensational 6-bedroom, semi-detached house with superb entertaining space and a west-facing garden. It’s on with our friends at Savills (click here). FrenchMummyInLondon is currently living between the commons and is looking for a 2 bedroom flat for around £400k. Realistic? (click here).  Katy_emma needs recommendations for a bifold door company? (click here)  AdamandRobin are moving back in to their house in December and want to enlarge the cellar. Can you suggest good architects, project managers and builders? (click here). Catjelly is ALSO looking for an architect but with a “Hamptons” vibe  (click here).  Swenys ALSO needs recommendations for good architects and builders in the Tooting area (click here).  Sheenmum needs a decorator for a Grade II listed property in Oxted (clich here) FirsttimerSW11 has a house to rent BTC over Christmas (click here) and lastly Nnsw4 has a lovely double room in a 2 bedroom spacious garden flat available from December...click here for details

AnnabelsArcade is our totally free buying and selling site!

This week: a Tippitoes Standard bath tub plus Top N Tail bowl, £7 (click here),  an Avent 3-in-1 Steriliser-hardly, £30 (click here) a pink Bumbo floor seat with tray, £155 (click here) and two canvas wardrobes sold as a pair for £600 (click here)


That’s it, have a wonderful week!!


Annabel and the NappyValleyNet.com Team


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