Yesterday I found a slug in the under sink cupboard and today another one creeping along the kitchen floor! The garden doors have not been opened and it seems to be happening at night. Could they be living under the floor boards as there is a void ... [ more ]
Use sticky copper tape around door frames and any inlets you might see them come through. I use that and around the rim of my plants. Stops them going in the pots. Especially Hostas. They love that plant.
The above tape is available from Wilkinsons. In the garden section.
I learned with horror that the dangerous road crossing at Beechcroft Rd and Glenburnie Rd Tooting Bec no longer has its "Lollypop Man". Since funding was withdrawn by Wandsworth Council, i understand the 2 Local schools have provided the funding. This ... [ more ]
You could try finding a prosperous local business to sponsor one. I think the lollipops at Honeywell School are paid for by Hamptons or one of the other local real estate agents. It's very good advertising (and helps counter the bad reputation they ... [ more ]
There was a paper at the most recent council committee relating to Beechcroft Road (Item 23 on the agenda - Paper 16-373). Sadly TfL weren't keen on the proposals that the council officers wanted as if implemented that would put more traffic on the ... [ more ]
Hi All, I have a mixture of 14 quality picture frames. I received these from a friend who used to live in London but has now relocated to the US. He told me that they cost him approx. $200 each. I want to get them valued but have no idea where to ... [ more ]
Try asking Johnsons the framer in Battersea Bridge Road - they are very friendly and no doubt will advise you
There are plenty of artists and illustrators that seek secondhand frames for exhibitions. I've just been at a convention where I reused older frames, as did the other artists. As a bespoke frame can easily cost £160 upwards, it's often not an option ... [ more ]
Hi Has anyone had a central heating unit and piping done by a professional plumber of firm? I need some large work done on my existing Worchesterr Bosh Combi boiler and Rad pipes re- positioned. I am looking for a very knowable, intelligent, good ... [ more ]
Hello, Nerijus Vinskas NV Plumbing & Heating 07588 505390 firstname.lastname@example.org www.heating-gas.co.uk We haven't used him, but a friend just had her boiler moved/replaced and mentioned he was good. Best of luck.
I have just had a new Worcester Bosch boiler installed by Maintracts Services and cannot recommend them highly enough! They have been excellent at communicating throughout the whole process - from assessing the original broken boiler, arranging a ... [ more ]
Can anyone recommend some good value and good quality builders that I could contact to get a quote for a kitchen renovation and loft extension in my house in Wandsworth? Many thanks Kath
I would highly recommend Peter Stone, Built by blueprint; they did an amazing extension for me and do a lot of work in the Putney, Fulham, Wandsworth area. Peter's number is 07810 697433
Hello, Katherine, My husband Tomas would be able to quote for the kitchen installation (if you would consider having different companies doing this and the extension). He can be reached on 07588 673 738 email@example.com ... [ more ]
Has anyone got a friends and family sky voucher I can have. My contract is coming to an end and they want £80pm for just TV no broadband. Otherwise will consider migrating to Virginia who supply my broadband. Any views on Virgin TV out there??
The only problem we have with Virgin is no subtitles on the films which we older folks need. They say they are reliant on those who provide the films to them.
It's worth telling Sky that you're leaving, unless they offer you a better deal. When I did this, they fell over themselves cutting my monthly subscription and also gave me £50 credit!!!
Looking to buy an hour of someone's time to help me configure a home network with old and new Apple kit working together. I've been using macs for 30 years so I'm not totally ignorant about them but getting too old for new learning curves - really ... [ more ]
Hullo David This chap has been very helpful to me. Paresh Dudhaiya firstname.lastname@example.org He's very understanding of older Macs, even my 'high end' (!) G5s! I too have been working with Macs for 30 years. All the best - Ian
Vincent - 07590197399 - Very knowledgeable, reasonable and used to work for Apple. Lost of recommendations on Streetlife.
Does anyone know what happened to these, photographed by Friends of Wimbledon Park and, according to the Wimbledon Park Residents' Association newsletter, placed on the the three gates into the park. Were they temporary? Must have been up and down in ... [ more ]
Can anyone recommend an experienced cat sitter who covers the Clapham Junction area please? Ideally I am looking for someone who is also a veterinary nurse, as my old girl relies on daily medications and needs a carer who is used to this.
I use Allan Newbury who lives in Battersea email@example.com. Suggest you email him and give him your phone number to contact you. Otherwise contact Stone Line Vet Hospital Wimbledon 020 8946 4228 which part of the Goddards group and ask them which ... [ more ]
Many thanks everyone, I am meeting two potential cat sitters this week due to your help. Thanks again!
My 15 year old grandson has to find a week's work experience in October. He's a painfully shy young man, polite and literate but finds new places and people very tough to deal with. He finds noise difficult. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what ... [ more ]
Thank you for these lovely ideas. I'll add them to my research. As you say travel would be an issue as he can't ride a bike. He has dyspraxia so has always shied away from our attempts to get him to cycle.
Another thought on the City farm theme - what bout Deen City Farm in the Wimbledon/Morden Hall/Mitcham borders (http://www.deencityfarm.co.uk) - I don't know if they take on WEx kids but might be worth a try? For other inspiration it would be nice to ... [ more ]
Hello to all readers, I'm doing a spot of building and have about 20 Jumbo Bags used for sand. They make great compost liners of if you need to get garden wast down to the tip. I hate to throw them away as if you want to buy them they cost £5,- to ... [ more ]
Hi Simon i would really like a couple! Will call you.
I would love a couple please,how do I contact you. James
I am sure people are getting fed up with these posts and wonder why I can't control my cat but I'm sorry to say that Ziggy the cat has gone missing again from the Summerstown area. Fairlight Road, Fountain Road, Khartoum Road in particular. He has ... [ more ]
Kenneth - thanks for your note. Ziggy is pure white so it is unlikely to have been him - and he is sticking fairly close to home at the moment.
Poor old Ziggy ;( I'm sure someone local is looking after Ziggy :) If not why not contact Jason L and put Ziggy on SNARL https://www.facebook.com/South-Norwood-Animal-Rescue-and-Liberty-SNARL-624100301029007/
Hi we have a stray in the gardens. Unusual markings - grey colour very timid and looks very thin. No collar have been feeding but only to make sure the cat stays healthy. Anyone missing a cat ? He keeps going into my neighbour who in not well enough ... [ more ]
Any one want a Computer table , in grey colour,good condition. In Balham sw12, Chanda
I'd be interested if table is still available. Can collect anytime. Best to reach me by text 07831 22 00 34 Thanx Sylvia
Hi Sylvia. yes, the table is available, first come first serve ,my number :07783904539 See you soon and come any time you like, in Sistova Road, Balham. Will text you tomorrow for ful address. chanda
I need to get the above printer repaired. I believe the error flashes mean print head but this is still not solving the problem for me. Anyone know anything about this or who can fix it or where to fix it? Or do I get on with it myself? Thank you.
There may be an alternative to Dmitriy's suggestion, as others are reporting that the 7 and 1 pattern can be to do with the waste ink tank? http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/posts/27598 But it seems clear that there can be more than one explanation, ... [ more ]
Hi Dmitry, Hi Tony, thank you for your help! Dmitry, The lamps are not flashing on the ink tank - I don't think there are even lamps on the ink tank - where are they, I can't see them. Tony I tried to do the spell on them but I got to step 5 it did ... [ more ]
Hello neighbours Is anyone an expert with Xero online accounts package and can you give me one to one tuition at my office in Bellevue Road. I think I need 3 hours initially - this week! Happy to pay Please contact me
My accountant Benazir Chatur from Alfred A Malnick & Co recommends xero. If you need help 020 8677 7113 she's worth a call. Also great accountant! Good luck with it!
Hi Pippa My accountant too Jacques Steenkamp can help, email: firstname.lastname@example.org if your other leads don't work out best regards James
Im looking for someone that can repair a ceiling. Can anyone help? Part of it needs removing and replacing due to a leaking shower from the flat above, re-plastering and repainting. Im not really sure what this falls under? Is it a builder, carpenter, ... [ more ]
Tim E Hi Tim, I did try calling a couple of times but couldn't get through. Thanks for your help though and I've now got it sorted. K
Frank F Hi Frank, You were right! Hamilton group has been really responsive and seem super organised. I haven't yet had the work carried out but have a lot of faith!
I have 3 used sky Hd+ boxes going for free if someone needs then. To be collected from Southfields
Ok will PM you my address.
Can anyone recommend someone who can re-plate an old silver teapot and knock a few dents out of it also.
best bet would be a visit to the silver vaults in Holborn - loads of people to help there ! it is also great for a wander ! http://silvervaultslondon.com/
Have you got a spare Computer chair, my son need it Chanda
I have one in my loft if the above is not suitable .
Hi Chanda - if you're still looking for a chair I have 2 available - see photo. They are undamaged (apart from a little wear & tear on the seat of the black one) and the mechanisms work properly. Both are fairly old & a bit dusty - they've ... [ more ]
I have about 200 classical concert programmes and about 100 opera programmes from the 1970's onwards (nearly all London based, and bulk of concert programmes are Proms, mostly with advert pages removed). Some have press review clippings inserted for ... [ more ]
These are still available, but I now need to get them out the way!
Hi I live in Franche cout/Garrat Lane and I am looking for a cat sitter available from the 19/12 to 25/12 any suggetions? I would prefer a young person 14 to 19 years old in the area looking for parti-time jobs and wanting reference in order to get ... [ more ]
Silvana H Please send me PM as I cannot send you a PM before you have contacted me. Regards sandrine
Hi, PM sent. Matthew
I am looking for someone who can come once a week to clean my flat ( 2 bedrooms) and during holidays act as a cat sitter (feeding the cat only - no litter)
Hi Sandrine I already clean for a few Streetlifers so getting references is easy. Please private message if you'd like to trial me. I am available to start whenever you like 😊 Karen
Thanks for all your replies -I have tried to send private message but I dont seem to be able to do so. I dont know why. HoweverI have now find a cleaner. Regards Sandrine
Would be interested to hear opinions of new management at this Southside gym.
The staff are the same, but it does seem to be a bit better. I guess the Virgin attitude and Nuffield attitude are different.
I worked there for a while when it was VA, a few years ago now. Moved on after attending a 'management course' where my suspicions were confirmed that it wasn't about the members, or the staff, but all about the $... People are people, so hopefully ... [ more ]
Electrician with imagination sought, to help me light up my flat.
Then try www.mkrepaircentre.co.uk
I can highly recommend Neil Shelton email@example.com 07541 297749 He did my electric in my shed - highly recommend him! Say Deirdre recommend him:)