Can I ‘outsource’ the puberty/s*x chat? Weight loss resistant: help! I’m giving up “Between The Commons

Last Updated on : 20th February 2017

Dear NappyValleyNetter,

It was a perfect storm of deliveries.

A YODEL van arrived at the same time as a DPD delivery driver just as a neighbour brought round a parcel we’d ‘missed’.

My family made short shrift of the packaging and soon the living room resembled a cardboard shredding plant as everyone pored over their new purchases.

Mr NVN was sporting a new ski jacket, my daughter a pair of salopettes and my sister-in-law holding a blouse up to the mirror. My very young niece appeared to be dressed as a bat but seeing as Halloween was months ago, and I was pretty sure that costume was from the dressing up box, I had no idea why.

“I think it may need a plain bra,” said my mother, checking out the blouse, but my daughter misheard.

“Do they really do them for men?” she asked, “I never knew that.”

She then paused before looking Mr NVN up and down, “I’m not sure he really needs one”


Here is what you’ve been discussing this week about on NappyValleyNet:

weekly1-copyLL believes she is “weight loss resistant” and can’t shift “that last two stone”. Can you recommend a professional to help? (read more)

CD needs advice: after giving up on living “Between the Commons” she’s considering a move to Balham and further afield. But is it too rough, she wonders? (read more)

Sticking with crime, this is a brilliant post! Inclusivity Partners are looking for someone with a strong background in financial crime! (read more). I don’t think you need to have committed the crime, it’s more about someone to stop the baddies. Actually the post goes on to mention that you may have worked in a bank, I could be wrong!

Last week there was a weird siren noise across Nappy Valley. Alexa wondered what was the cause and I think we have the answer (read more).

weekly1-copyI really hope we can help with this question – ML would love to talk to anyone who has suffered from chronic fatigue or similar? (read more)

Headshrinker is doing a little research and wonders if you’d be interested in out-sourcing those awkward questions about puberty, periods and s*x? (read more)

Would you let your child play outside in just a t-shirt? Petal is concerned that last week’s weather was too cold for one youngster she spotted out and about (read more)

A lovely SW11 “Pocket Park” is up for redevelopment and may be turned into flats. You have a couple of weeks to make your views heard! (read more)

KT wants your children’s bank account recommendations? (read more)

weekly1-copyBB’s little one has difficulty feeding and swallowing – can you suggest a speech therapist for baby feeding issues? (read more).

M&M is planning to apply for permanent EU residency to bypass the BREXIT mess. However she’ll need to send away her passport, does that scupper her holiday plans, she asks? (read more)

Our homeopath thread keeps growing. If I dilute delete all the comments I wonder if the post still works? (read more).

Sticking with health, EV wonders if you know of a home visiting GP? (read more)

It’s back! Those lovely people at Ayrton Bespoke are hosting another competition to find THE baby for their next advertising campaign. Three years ago the gorgeous Daisy took the honours and if you think it’s your little one’s turn then start by clicking here!

In March Stacks Property Search London will be holding a free surgery in their Nightingale Lane office. Ideal if you’re in the market for a move, or want to understand the current property market a little more thoroughly. To book your spot here follow this link.

And whilst we’re on the theme of events to attend: Wandsworth Enterprise Week is only a few weeks away. If you’d like to hear top tips from firms such as Google, Green & Blacks and Jongleurs then you know where to go! (read more)

The White House School have posted some lovely news – they’ll be adding an extra reception class from this September (read more). Sticking with schools, CD wonders how Henry Cavendish might compare to Honeywell or Belleville? (read more)

From education to travel, our friends at Travel Designers are hosting a Mark Warner afternoon on the 1st of March (read more). JT82 wonders if holidaying with a five month old is a good, or bad, idea? (read more).


Looking for a new challenge? We have more vacancies than Hoxton has beards!

 Jo Partridge are recruiting hair stylists (read more). A management consultancy in Blackfriars needs an HR person (read more). Travel Designers need a Saturday person (read more). Lastly, we have a stack of nanny and au pair vacancies right here! (read more) and our friends at Nappy Valley Nannies are repeating their discount on nanny agency fees – thanks for posting! (read more)

We have more “House and Garden” questions than Tom Daley has trunks!

Marie is after a short-term let from April, ideally a 2/3 bedroom house (read more). EB wonders if a combi oven/microwave is worth buying – or should she have two ovens and buy an additional microwave? (read more). PP wants to recommend a chimney sweep (read more). BM wonders what is the ballpark cost of painting a room? (read more). TS wants you to steer clear of Banham Locks – not great value, she claims (read more).  If you’re thinking of letting out a spare room or house then PL has published a book which might be for you (read more). N86 wants to borrow your drill and a ladder for one hour in SW4 (read more). Have you heard of sock belts? Turns out it’s a thing! (read more). BB needs a local kitchen fitter for a small repair job(read more)


Looking to buy or sell? It’s totally free to post your items on NappyValleyNet

WANTED: a wet suit for an 18-24 month year old (read more), FOR SALE a lawnmower (read more) and FOR SALE a Lascal Maxi buggy board (read more)


Phew, that’s it, have a fabby week!


Annabel and the NappyValleyNet team

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