My daughter would like a spider plant for her bedroom. Does anyone have a Spider Plant we could take a cutting from? Many thanks!
I have two small plants, she's welcome to one of them, I'm in Battersea
Thank you ALL so much for your responses. Wonderful to think of all those lovely little spider plants out there! Kate and Lilja may I PM you first as you are closest, and if for some reason that doesn't work out I may well come back for more from ... [ more ]
Hello everyone, Today we had the first class of Pilates, we were not as many as we would have wanted, Raquel gave us a good work out. We would like to have another five participants for the 1pm class. We will probably combine the 2 sessions to have ... [ more ]
Thanks emmsar. Yes, the class was beneficial and not too fast paced. I am wanting to learn the breathing technique within each movement! So in my opinion the class offered this, rather than just move on to the next position. Have 1 more lady to join ... [ more ]
Lambeth Palace Gardens
Why not visit Lambeth Palace Gardens, see leaflet for more details. The money raised will go towards the Rotary Club of Battersea Park 'Christmas Day Event' for the over 65's. http://www.rotarychristmasday.org.uk/
Don't forget that you have until Wed 10 August to get in your comments to the Mayor of London on why he should make the decision about the building of a 20,000 seater stadium, 602 homes etc on the borough boundary between Merton and Wandsworth. Impact ... [ more ]
I hope that someone can keep an eye on what happens to those poor greyhounds when it closes. Racing greyhound owners don't have a great reputation for their welfare once they've lost their monetary value.
That is true, and there are groups who do that. But hopefully this will be the beginning of the end for this cruel "sport" completely, allowing dog lovers to keep greyhounds as pets rather than money making machines. After that we need to end horse ... [ more ]
Can anyone recommend a team of people who would work on a small bathroom quickly and efficiently?
Yeah, too often fan considerations come last when running wires becomes a problem. Good one!
Hi,Amelia. 07761322922 Mantas. www.amercuryproperties.com
I have some cardboard that rubbish collectors DO NOT wish to collect. Nothing special about, just a crashed Amazon box. For over a month now they were ignoring it in the bin shed and on the bin shed. Do I have to glue a quid on it for them to get ... [ more ]
Think you need to put your recycling in the orange recycling bags, otherwise they won't collect it.
Just spoke to Wandsworth rubbish collection department and they are perplexed too about crushed (flattened) cardboard not being collected, so reported it as an issue.
Hi there I've not had much luck with cleaners of late - I used a lady recommended on here yesterday and she really wasn't very good, plus she was an hour late! Can anyone recommend someone who is thorough and really takes pride in their work? I ... [ more ]
Hi, Judith. I'm paying £10/hr for the cleaning service
Thanks for the information. That's what I've been paying mine for ages now, I just wondered if it's the going rate.
Dear Streetlifers - i've done something really silly and bought some clothes on line that turn out to be from China..... I now need to send them back and i've discovered that air freight is going to cost me around £50 per lb of weight! Are there ... [ more ]
Ship the stuff via a contain, sea freight is cheap.
I've seen a few of these cases in the last few weeks - people had bought what they thought were designer wedding dresses, prom dresses, or trainers. All rip offs - bought from what they thought were reputable companies, but turned out to be from ... [ more ]
About 45 CD-R discs and about 90 DVD-R. Good quality, no longer needed.
Old obviously but has had little use and works fine. There's a Scart socket so freeview box or an older DVD player can be easily connected.
Any Streetlifers know of two civilised, reliable potential tenants for a two-bedroomed mostly furnished flat (plus study room) with amazing views over London on one side, Clapham Common on the other in a lovely old, well-maintained house. It's at the ... [ more ]
How about using an agent, or posting on Airbnb or Gumtree.
Yes, think my friends will now go down that route, thought they'd try and avoid the agents first!
Am I the only one who has noticed a marked deterioration in the quality of products and customer service in John Lewis and Waitrose? Had two recent bad experiences with JL re quality of their own brand bed bases and appalling customer service. Still ... [ more ]
Totally agree about Waitrose Balham and glad I'm not the only one to have similar views! Have complained many times on twitter and on their website - mainly about their fresh counters and lack of trained staff there. The response is always prompt and ... [ more ]
I have only had great service from John Lewis. And their after care was great. Sorry
Hi Everyone Can anyone recommend a good qualified Math Tutor & also a Physics Tutor for my son who is in his last year of A levels (A2). Must be willing to travel to my home in Furzedown. Thanks
Any recommendations for someone to attend to an Epson R1800 printer? Mine is no longer printing well despite replacing all ink cartridges and initiating the head cleaning process.
Speak to Simon Thwaites on: 0208 874 7111 can't remember the name of the company but he's on old colleague of mine and he specialises in Epson.
I will follow up all suggestions given, starting with a head cleaning kit (the cheapest option) and then other paths will follow if required. Thank you all very much!
My cable land-line is not working and I don't know how long it's been down because I rarely use it! TV and B/B all fine. The phones themselves are powered but there is no signal. Virgin say there is no problem.! Has anyone else had a similar problem?
Whereabouts are you? I've just had a real battle with Virgin Media, had no tv for 31 days... They kept telling me it was an area outage. I eventually got an engineer round (last Friday) - he took one look at the box, replaced it and now everything's ... [ more ]
I've had periodic problems with both Virgin landline and broadband. This week it was the landline. I went to Virgin Media online, and the test showed no problem. But the site still enabled me to book an engineer visit - which I proceeded with. He came ... [ more ]
The trees of the beautiful Chestnut Avenue will be destroyed even the healthy ones. https://democracy.wandsworth.gov.uk/documents/g4999/Public%20reports%20pack%2020th-Sep-2016%2019.30%...
If you'd like to read the full background to this and the complex issues involved please visit http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/chestnutavenue
The Friends of Tooting Common have decided to host an informal meeting to allow for discussion of the proposals, which are likely to be rubber-stamped by the Council's Executive on the 3rd October. The meeting will be on Friday 30th September, 7-9pm ... [ more ]
I have booked tickets for Tuesday.
Smashing thanks Deaba. Hope you enjoy the show.
Balham Bowls Club
The nights are drawing in and the season of mellow mists and fruitfulness settling upon us. But there is one place that is always an inferno of sound, style and savoir-faire. And that is THE PAYDAY SALON in the luxurious setting of the Ballroom of ... [ more ]
Sounds really good! Any space to dance?
Hi Jo, yes indeed! Don your dancing pumps and head on over for an evening of terpsichorean bacchanal! And bring your hoofer friends!!
Does anyone know of a local salvage yard that might be interested in buying two original mid-century radiators? They are both a nice shape and worked well when we took them out of our house, so it seems a shame to take them to the tip. Or any other ... [ more ]
Just tried the links Jonathan E posted but they don't work - here are the correct ones: SalvoWeb international: http://www.salvoweb.com SalvoWeb UK: http://www.salvo.co.uk
Thanks Sammy. Unhelpfully I just wrote the name of the website off the top of my head without posting a proper link.
http://www.which.co.uk/campaigns/nuisance-calls-and-texts/?utm_source=whichcouk&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=thankyouemail OR a shorter link for those who can't access that long one: http://tinyurl.com/j8d8lcq
Thanks Dmitriy. I have signed the petition. Nuisance calls make me so cross. I worry about the vunerable people who can be taken in or at the least distressed by these calls.
Thanks for that! I get at least one a day despite blocking every single one that comes through. Drives me mad!
Hi all, My 4 yr old tabby cat (goes by the name of Amy, or any kind of whistle), has been missing since Wednesday 21st Sept. She's never missed a meal, so this is very unlike her. We live along Ambleside Avenue, so she goes out through gardens and ... [ more ]
I'll keep an eye out for her for sure. The cat that was in the garden is a new one...I know all the local cats and there are no tabby ones that come to our garden. We live at number 89 so we are close to the garages. Maybe pm me your number in case I ... [ more ]
Thanks Justine! I was patrolling tonight but with no luck. I managed to get a crowd of other cats though... I think the best bet is that she will turn up in someone's garden and hopefully can be coaxed in. Adam, I've sent you a PM. I've had another ... [ more ]
A friend is taking stuff to a refugee camp in calais next Sunday. The distribution centre at the camp has put an urgent call out for sleeping bags and blankets. If you have any, please PM me. Thank you!!
I have a duvet and a blanket. Where can I drop
Hi all. Thanks so much! I have sent you all PMs.
Hi we have an old Victorian house and are looking to fit a gas fire into one of the fireplaces. Has anyone had this done and does anyone have a recommendation please. Thanks Liz
I am also looking for advice on this. Please can anyone help?
HI Liz S, I know someone who deals with plumbing and heating. He will be able to do this job for you. His name is Callum. Here are his details. Phone Number: 07850087373 Email: email@example.com
I am looking for a tradesman to do repointing on my chimney.
Hi there I'm a all round builder 07539449165 tony
Robert (Bob) Ball, Streetlife recommended roofer, very good for me 07958 783390
Woe is me.!... Left credit card wallet at Waitrose, Balham, around 7pm yesterday on an empty till as I was re-packing the shopping, discovered the loss within an hour or so. Popped back, but nothing handed in. If any Streetlifers see it around, ... [ more ]
Julia do check again with Waitrose. I left my phone is Tesco Express, they said they did not have it. I returned later on having borrowed my friend's phone, rang my number and heard it ringing behind the desk. Got it back.
Thanks Lily.... will do just that!