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Hula Hooping

Kate W in West Hill
Does anyone know of any classes or lessons locally. Either for fitness or for skill learning. I'd like to have some tuition in both areas as I'm only a beginner. Thoughts welcome. Thanks.
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Kate W
Thanks guys, keep your ears open, & I'll be in touch if I find anything. Until then the living room it is. Cheers Kate

Nearly New Table Top Sale

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St Michael's Church (Bolingbroke Grove SW11 by Wandsworth Common Duck Pond)
Carla S in Battersea
Please come and visit our Table Top Sale this morning, there will be lots of good quality second hand and new items to peruse ūüėČ Come grab a bargain and help us raise money for some very worthwhile causes (see poster)
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Carla S
No I'm sorry, I don't but will post here in advance if we decide to organise another.

Property lawyer

William A in Upper Tooting
Need recommendations for a good local solicitor as we have been let down by our existing lawyer. Agreed sale of property so need to move fast
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Victoria S
Hi William, We can recommend Anoushka Parker at Alen-Buckley based on Wandsworth Common. 020 8767 8336 / Good luck! Victoria
sarah o
I would also highly recommend Anoushka Parker at Alen-Buckley - incredibly efficient.

Wanted: science tutor for last-minute GCSE nerve-settling

Mat S in Streatham
My daughter is doing her GCSE in Additional Science and is not confident of getting the pass she needs, feeling especially weak in physics. Is there a good tutor out there who can identify the gaps in her knowledge and instruct her in how best to fill ... [ more ]
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Mat S
Many thanks for everyone's helpful responses. It transpires that Chris C is a friend of my wife so now has the challenge of turning our daughter into Einstein in four weeks flat!

Maths help

Samantha M in Upper Tooting
Hi I need someone to help me refresh my maths skills I am dyspraxic and suffer from dyscalculia. I can pay, but you would really be helping me out, if someone could offer their services. Preferably someone who is patient and understanding. Thanks.

Need fish for tank

Samantha M in Upper Tooting
Hi I have upgraded my 70litre tank to a 200litre tank and it is very sorry for itself. If you have any fish you want to get rid of, or know someone who has some then please let me know. I am happy to pay for some of a payment is wanted. Thanks.

Jumble trail - would anyone participate in a collective yard sale in Wandsworth? (at your own house, just all on the same day!)

Guy D in Putney Heath
Morning all, I wanted to share the experience of an excellent community jumble trail we visited in West Norwood, SE27 yesterday because it struck me as a brilliant idea for strengthening communities, helping hard-up families, maximizing reuse and keeping ... [ more ]

Wanted to buy - sewing machine

Hazel H in West Hill
I need a sewing machine where the teeth can be lowered so that I can do free motion embroidery. 'Preferably a fairly recent model which someone no longer uses. Please let me know make and model if you have one to sell.
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Christine B
You can also keep an eye on Lidl, they should be getting them in again soon, that is where I got mine for £52 instead of the £100 plus change that the other shops charge.

Lost keys

Maz60 in Upper Tooting
Has anyone found a set of keys - car key and 2 house keys around the Portswood area, especially Sobar and Jesters???

Dressmaker please

Liz S in Furzedown
I have just had a couple of lovely trips away and bought some fabulous fabric but now I need someone to sew it for me. Both pieces are silky, flimsy so need some one experienced. thanks for responses
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Linda P
Hello Liz, I am a retired fashion lecturer with decades of experience in cutting and making up all weights of fabric, PM me for more info. Linda P
Mary D
Carolyn Draper and team at are wonderful - I've had a few items made there and also some repairs done.

Removing moss from slate tiled roof

Susan O in Earlsfield
We'd appreciate some recommendations of tradesmen - who have done a good job on roofs of three storey high victorian houses. It would be good to know what method they used to remove the moss, did they use a fungicide?
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Susan O
Hello Mary Thanks very much for replying and for the information.  It would be good to know which contractor you used and how they actually removed the moss (scraping?). And was the £300 for both sides of the roof.
Mary D
I used Simon Nash¬†¬†and I'm not exactly sure how he removed the moss but it's all gone and no slates damaged in the process! I think he used¬†a mixture of sweeping and gentle scraping and also applied a fungicide ... [ more ]

Anyone lost a white cat with black markings?

Angela Bunt in Streatham Park
There has been an injured b&w cat in our back gardens in Emmanuel Rd for the last two days. It has an injured paw and cries a lot but so far we haven't managed to catch it as it hides before we get to it. No photo I'm afraid but it has more white and ... [ more ]
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Hi, is this cat still hanging around or do you think it's been claimed? Any of the cat rescue places will be able to help if you can give them access to your garden.¬† They use a special cat trap to secure him and then they can scan him for any microchip ... [ more ]

Single Bed Mattress

Stuart W in Balham
I have a single bed mattress to give away.  High quality and clean but stained

Nearly New Table Top Sale

Carla S in Battersea
Come grab a few great bargains! Organised by local mums/small business owners for the local community.
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Annabel C
Hi June C I'm pleased to see your lovely card - I have bought some in the past at St Luke's Church Fair. They are wonderful! Do you have any upcoming sales elsewhere?
Robin FT
It certainly is beautiful and very original and unspoilt. I loved the wooden roof and the stained glass and you have a very fine lectern too! I must get back in one morning as the light was too strong in the afternoon to get good pics of the stained ... [ more ]

Dog walking services

Pawesome Dogs Walking and Puppy Classes in Pawesome Dogs Walking and Puppy Classes
With today's modern life style demands it can sometimes be tough to fit the needs of your dog in with your hectic lifestyle. We are here to help! Offering dog walking, doggy daycare or puppy visits for our youngest members, we cover it all. From a free ... [ more ]

french speaker to help my son with an upcoming exam

Editrix in Balham
My 12 year old son has an oral exam coming up and I'm looking for someone to spend a few hours over the next week helping to speak to him. Does anyone know anyone? Would pay obviously.  thank you
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Julie B
Hi - I am a professional tutor and bi-lingual in French. PM me for more details if for any reason the above don't work out. All best, J
Thank you all very much for your helpful suggestions and getting in touch. We found a French tutor but may well be in touch in the future. thank you all ... 

Free primary PSHE teacher resources

JCL in Tooting Graveney
Assorted PSHE, citizenship and drug education resources for primary teachers, KS 1&2. Not new but full of good, usable ideas for lessons and activities.
Niamh - sent you a message about these. Do get in touch if you still want them.

"Black & Decker" 9019 (cordless) screwdriver/charger

Marianne I in Wandsworth
Is there anyone who might have a charger for a Back & Decker 9019 cordless screwdriver? [I attach a photo (from the Internet) so you can see what type it is] Mine seems to have become separated from the screwdriver (may not have been returned when ... [ more ]
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James Y
You can buy a new drill , as powerful like that one if not more for ¬£30 these days. Speaking from experience batteries that have not been charged for that long do not hold a charge due to break down of structure internally. You can start at b&q. ... [ more ]
Marianne I
Thanks for your comments, Dmitriy and James Y. Of course I know that one can buy a new one, but I am into recycling, conservation and saving items from landfill........ If this item can still be used then that would be preferable to me..... ūüôā

Sprucing up old but quality kitchen with spray paint? Anyone done this?

Dmitriy in Balham
Hi, I'm trying to gather more information for my parent's kitchen options. It is about 20 years old kitchen but apart from looking worn it has no deterioration. Solid wood doors and laminated units inside... I have heard that it is possible to repair ... [ more ]
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Bring Furniture Back To Life
Hi Dmitriy, I am the lady who painted the French chest of drawers posted above by sc m, which I thank you for sharing my work. Yes I have, and you can paint kitchen cupboards using Annie Sloan paint, and as Sc m explained no prior preparation is ... [ more ]
sc m
Hi Bring¬†Furniture¬†Back¬†To¬†Life¬† Kerry,¬†I didn‚Äôt realise this was you/the same person as we know from the nappy valley website. Hence why I had that recent photo of chest of drawers, was thinking to buy. Not sure if you remember, as it was over ... [ more ]

Electrician needed

Lisa T in Merton
I need someone to quote for splitting my electricity supply from my neighbour's in the downstairs flat and put in a cable of the spec required today. It would require going through the ceiling and running the cable down the hallway. Can anyone suggest ... [ more ]
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Stephen T
Hi Lisa, We‚Äôd love to help you with your project. Feel free to call/mail and we can discuss exactly what you require. It would be best for us to have a look. We have had experience with these types of jobs and they do need to be done right. We were ... [ more ]

Handy person/odd job person recommendation please

Sally H in Balham
I need someone to install a shower rail back onto the wall after my lovely cat decided to climb on the curtain rail and rip it out of the wall. It is a spigot rail, so only fixed from the one end to one wall with three screws. Easy peasy to install, ... [ more ]
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I can also highly recommend John Bennett - 07961 334 265. Very reasonable.
Valerie T
Does everyone know about the Age UK Handyperson scheme for over 60s?   £15/hour for small jobs unlikely to take more than 2 hours.   They don't climb ladders but have been very useful to me.   8877 8949.

Victorian "rope" edging stones - to give away

victoria c in Wandsworth
I have quite a lot of Victorian edging stones for a garden border to give away. collection only,ready to go.Not all are perfect ! All I ask is for a small donation to a charity of my choice
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Gillian U
I'm happy to take them off your hands, if you still have them? PLease call: 07710 252072. I can collect. Gill
Debbie F
I could use about 1 and a half meters if there are any going spare! I can collect. Ring 07719310873 or 02086821294. Thanks! Debbie

Photo editing and hight quality printing. Assistance required.

Dmitriy in Balham
I am in need of assistance with some digital photos which are of walls discoloration. With a naked eye those are easily seen but I need it printed on paper. The problem is that by the time it gets to screen it is already difficult to see but when it is ... [ more ]
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Barney J
Don't use flash, get your camera in manual mode! Contact me if you're struggling!
Hugh, AV setting was a marvel! I've also found that I have a dirty sensor apparently.   :(  with low aperture priority that was not visible.

Dog sitter wanted

James in Furzedown
I am looking for a dog sitter who does not have any dogs of their own but who would like to look after other people's dogs.They must have some experience of looking after dogs. James
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Love Generation
From Common Dog [Facebook Group] :- We offer 1:1 boarding, at our beach holiday branch. It's on Margate and only 1 boarding dog at a time. We opened this year as there was such a need for it.
Fiona V
There's also borrowymydoggy.  They have an annual fee but have masses of people who want to borrow your dog helping you out.

Vegetable and spring bedding plants

Share Community in Sands End
Vegetable and spring bedding plants grown lovingly by Share students are now ready for new homes! Come and visit the Share Garden in the grounds of Springfield University Hospital for various plants including strawberries, herbs, beans, tomatoes, kale, ... [ more ]
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Share Community
Transition Tooting Thank you. And very proud we are of being Ugly Vegetable Champions! And very much looking forward to taking part again this year.
Kate B
It is well worth a visit - I bought a few plants last year and intend to return.