Nanny won’t teach my children. Is £500k enough to live on? Fitness groups wrecking the Commons?

Last Updated on : 25th March 2013

Dear South West London Mum,Nanny won't teach my children

NappyValleyNet has just hit 7000 Twitter followers (click here).

To celebrate we’ve teamed up with the wonderful Dee Light Bakery (click here) to spoil *ten* of you with their gorgeous coffee or cake!

All you have to do is walk into their fabby Ritherdon Bakery and say “NappyValleyNet has hit 7000 followers, I claim my free cake!”

Obviously if you don’t like cake, feel free to swap it for a coffee instead.

We’ve put enough behind the till for *ten* NappyValleyNetters so be quick, when it’s gone it’s gone!

Thank you to everyone for your support and look out for our giveaway when we hit 8000!

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

Everyone must have seen those British Military Fitness guys running around the Common. There have been complaints, however, that they’re doing a lot of damage. Is that a fair point or meddling in something that does a lot of people good?…click here for details

Clapset has asked for a referendum on the future of the Leader of Wandsworth Council. Do you agree?…click here for details

MrsB wants to tell you about a gorgeous Tapas restaurant in Putney. Great food, awful name was her conclusion. Thanks for the tip, potato bravas anyone?click here for details

I STILL need your help! Please can I have your opinion on our new online calendar? Help make NappyValleyNet even better!…click here for details

The “how much do you need to earn to live in Nappy Valley” thread (click herehas certainly got you all going. It has been read over SIX THOUSAND times in just over a week and has generated some very fruity comments on Twitter. It’s now spawning a host of copycats. Is £195K too much in the public sector (click here) or £500k for a family?…click here for details

Pod wonders if she is going mad or simply suffering from “nappy brain”.  The kettle is in the cupboard, the milk pored onto a naked hob and her bath overflowing!click here for details

Tilly and Moo want to attend the Bellevue Road Fete. The problem is they don’t know who to ask! Can anyone tell them who organises it?…click here for details

I need some help with ironing! It’s a bit of an emergency so if you can suggest someone to step in that would be great!…click here for details

Bananas in Pyjamas, creepy or wonderful?…click here for details

Sunny wants to know how you get a reluctant nanny to teach reading and writing?…click here for details

This is a question I really hope we can help with. Supergirl would like recommendations for a BUPA registered child psychologist to help an under 5 deal with post traumatic stress…click here for details

Charlie organised a NappyValleyNet photo class. Their first meet was on Friday and it sounded like a HUGE success!…click here for details

Mrs Mak had a fantastic experience at a children’s hairdresser in SW19 and she’d like to recommend them!…click here for details

Bubs would like recommendations (and NOT judgment) for a tutor for her seven year old…click here for details

Dancing Queen wonders if Eaton House receives the nursery grant after a child’s third birthday?…click here for details

Sally wants to recommend SkillSchool for hosting a great football party for her son’s birthday…click here for details

Scoffers is coming back as Scoffer’s Kitchen. I LOVE Scoffers, myself and Mr NVN had our first dates there and I LOVE that tree!…click here for details

Little Bear’s Mum has an energetic toddler. Can you recommend some energy draining activities?…click here for details

Casper has been plagued by door-to-door salesmen. Anyone else feeling intimidated?…click here for details

Abi88 wonders if anyone has used the Baby Drop on Webbs Road. Would you endorse it?…click here for details

Is crime increasing? Mama Clapham thinks it here for details

Did you know you can collect empty baby wipe packets for charity? It’s

for an amazing cause and they’ll otherwise go into landfill…click here for details

Mary lives in Earlsfield and needs some advice about New Maldon. She is thinking of moving and wonders what it’s like (click here). Mary also has a question about booster seats, which ones should she buy?…click here for details

Mummag is looking for a chiropodist in SW11…click here for details

JD Mummy wants to buy a cricket kit for her three year old. It’s a reward for finishing his antibiotics so if we can help her find a good kit that’d be wonderful!…click here for details

First Touch Neonatal are an amazing charity and need help with their payroll. Can you help?…click here for details

Anthony Laban has been a fixture of Lavender Hill for years. He even once cut Mr NVN’s hair, when he had some! Anthony has had to close his salon but has posted details of where he’s working from at the moment and his plans for the future. Thanks for update and good luck!…click here for details

Looking to get fit for summer? Assuming we have one of course! Boxing Cat has just released details of her latest classes (click here). They start from the 8th of April in locations from Northcote Road to Balham High Road and Clapham South.

If your tastes are less “Rocky” and more “Billy Elliot” then check out BootyBarre. The photo they have posted is amazing and it certainly does look like their claimed combination of yoga, Pilate’s and dance!…click here for details 

Our house and garden section is busier than a Welsh snow-blower!

Sabinemum has had some problems with A Modern World on Lavender Hill (click here), the Blind and Shutter Warehouse have posted details of their blinds and shutters. They’re local and I want all of their wooden shutters! (click here) Bettyboo is looking for an architect, some great advice in this thread! (click here). Tils is looking for surveyors to help them with planning permission (click here). Tils is also looking for a gardener (click here) Katski wonders who she should buy carpets from? (click here)  Wudder needs a roofer (click here) Caspar would like someone who can repair sash windows (click hereMorse is looking for a cleaner (click here).

A TON of nursery posts again this week!…Movers and Shakers have launched on Balham High Road and it’s a gym with a creche! (click hereLucy runs the Little Nut Tree holiday club in Pimlico and is looking for volunteers (click here) and Bright Horizons are opening a new nursery in Wimbledon, they’ve posted contact details so you can find out more (click here)

Mummynutterbutters has the most fantastic username but she also would like help. She feels very chunky (her words) and is lacking in motivation. She wants a diet buddy, is that you?…click here for details

Sticking with events, our calendar had SIXTY TWO listings for today alone! SIXTY TWO! (click here). If you have an event please POST DETAILS FOR FREE! New to the calendar this week:Basic Cupcake course with the Deelight Bakery (click here), Intro to Sewing Class with “Sew Over It”  (click here) and RBC Race for Kids in aid of Great Ormond Street (click here). As their website explains, if you can walk, scoot, jog or run do take part and become involved with something amazing!

Don’t forgot AnnabelsArcade our totally free buying and selling site! For sale this week:- a Bjorn Classic Carrier (click here), an East Coast wooden highchair (click here) and a moses basket (click here).

That’s it, have a great week!


Annabel and the Team


PS Would you like to win a pamper package from IMBS? A four hour clean from “Done and Dusted” or a tree hammock from Jo Alexander? You would? Then enter our FREE competitions here!


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