In January of this year we published our very first Design and Build Guide.
Packed full of information to help you plan your refurb./basement/kitchen/folly it’s been such a huge success that we’ve just ordered a reprint.
So if you missed out the first time, please do send ping your postal address by clicking this link, and I’ll pop a copy in the post.
And, as before, if there is anything you think we should do differently for the 2017 guide please do get in touch!
Here is what you’ve been talking about on NappyValleyNet:
An awful but important post, which I really must highlight: police officer Nathan Shickle has released an E-fit of a suspect in the Lucien Road (Tooting) rape. Please do share/help if you can (click here).
Arguments over inheritances can divide families and that’s exactly what has happened to WMS. A seven figure sum from a Great Aunt is causing issues amongst grown-up cousins, some believe it should be split by the number of children, not the parents (click here).
NotInAGoodPlace has just discovered her husband is having an affair and she’s two weeks away from her due date. Help, support and advice all needed and very welcome (click here)
Sesim’s husband gave her a duvet as a wedding gift and a local dry cleaner has handed it out to another customer. She can’t get it back and is extremely upset. What might she do to retrieve the errant eiderdown? (click here)
SC has posted that she can’t stop thinking about the Syrian refugee crisis and especially the children? She’s considering setting up a group to help, would you join?(click here).
Beketan wonders what is happening to the Althorp on Bellevue Road? Is it going to be a Tootsies? Ok I’m showing my age! (click here)
Wmum was overpaid on maternity leave – what are her options? The first person to suggest a “name change, move to Panama and run and don’t look back” gets banned! (click here)
Are senior Labour leaders hypocritical? News broke this week that one is strongly campaigning AGAINST grammar schools but sends her own son to Dulwich College. Echoes of Abbott? (click here)
Is it possible to add an extra story to a house BTC, asks SZ? I’m assuming the answer applies to any “old” local Victorian or Edwardian houses not just BTC (click here)
PPS urgently needs a flat to rent for her nanny? Know the perfect pad for a (Mary) Poppins? (click here).
And on to happier subjects: “Mums of September Babies” there is a meet-up just for you! (click here).
JJ went through a pretty torrid divorce and now that she’s through to the other side she’s set up as a “divorce accountant”. I didn’t know this was “a thing” but it does make sense! (click here)
Fircroft School have posted details of their Christmas fair and they’re looking for stalls. It’s a gorgeous school and their events are always lovely so definitely worth a visit (click here). If you would like your own school’s fair called out please do post the details on our calendar.
AlexaH11 needs an osteopath – know of a decent bone bender? (click here)
And now we’re “doing the treble” of three amazing events: 1) Are you a yoga nut? Do you find it hard to find time to practise? Kula Community have posted details of their “yoga share” classes. Bring your children along and they can practise yoga at the same time but in another room. What an amazing way to spend Saturday mornings! (click here) 2) Our friends at TP Fancy Dress (can you guess what they do!) have posted details of the Richmond “Trick or Treat” race. Show me a scary clown and I’ll beat the course record! (click here) 3) Sticking with that part of London, the wonderful Little Voices have just opened up in Teddington and to celebrate they’re hosting a FREE singing and drama workshop on the 10th of November (click here).
We have more school posts than London Zoo has grumpy gorillas!
Taff is new to the UK and wonders if she might delay her August born son’s reception school start date? (click here). Chestnut Grove continues to get great feedback – thanks everyone! (click here). TMoAD asks about private secondary schools and SEN children? Are the likes of Alleyns, Whitgift, Dulwich likely to “tolerate” (OP’s words) a child with ADHD? (click here). The Wandsworth Test results are out – thanks to RootingforTooting for clarifying that not all successful schools depend on the results for entry (click here). WenLin Chinese school has posted details of it’s autumn camps– Xièxiè! (click here)
Looking for a new challenge? We have more than Will Young has unused dancing shoes!
Finest Fizz is a local champagne company and they’re looking for, well it doesn’t really matter what they’re looking for, THEY’RE A LOCAL CHAMPAGNE COMPANY! If you must have details they’re after a general P/T sales/marketing/admin in the run up to Christmas! (click here). We’ve never had a piano teacher vacancy before but we have one now. You’d be tinkling the ivories in Dulwich! (click here). Pam Live is opening a new upmarket salon on St Johns Hill and she’s looking to hire stylists and beauticians (click here).
We have more “House and Garden” questions than Samsung has fiery phones!
Nizzy is looking for a great bathroom tiler – any ideas? (click here). GrownUpMumneeds an upholstery cleaner – I suggested Gary Bristow (click here). Kat needs a roofer, fiddle optional (click here). AM would love your advice on wood burning stoves– where to put them/cost/ease-of-use (click here). DJB is hoping to find someone torefurbish her wooden floors (click here). Poppet27 would love your suggestions for bifold doors that don’t cost the earth (click here). CQ wonders how she might dispose of a toaster and an iron without driving to the tip, she doesn’t have a car? (click here). JHM urgently needs a plumber for a job in Bromley (click here). SW Mama has amoth infestation – do you know who can make the flutter away? (click here).
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Phew, that’s it, have a fabby week!
Annabel and the NappyValleyNet team
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