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Gingerbread Houses and Biscuit Making for Famiies with Carol Singing

Caz L in Southfields
Down at the Anchor Church Centre 273 Garret Lane  near Brocklebank Health Centre , we are making time to have fun and make and bake and eat and sing!! Monday 19th Dec  2pm-5pm     Tuesday 20th Dec 2pm-5pm  this is free and all materials provided ... [ more ]

Folding bed to give away

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Gonul C
Hi Chanda this is my number if you could ring me or text me your address and convenient time is suits you Many thanks

The little white company playroom storage

Sally L
in Sands End
White Company playroom storage to give away.  Ready for collection.  Needs assembling comes with full instructions .
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Alistair H
Hi Sally, I think I might be a little late to this, but if it hasn't gone please let me know, we'd love to have it. Thanks

small freezer

Jane S
in West Hill
Hi,i know this is a longshot,but is anyone thinking of getting rid of either an under counter or worktop freezer? Mine has packed up and don't have funds right now for a new one, thanks ever so much


Sophie in Upper Tooting
Can anyone recommend a handyman? I have an IKEA bed that needs to be dismantled, moved to another room and put back together? I live up by Bellevue Road. Ideally needs to be done morning of 16th December. Many thanks.  Sophie
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Hi Julia B , I pay Matt D £26 an hour for handyman stuff but he charges less for other jobs, such as £18 for flat pack assembly. I just log onto as my basic phone doesn't do apps. No Dmitriy , it's not an auction type listing like ... [ more ]

Recommendations are sought for alcohol-free Xmas hampers place by mail order.

in Balham
Has anyone got a recommendation for a mail order company to sell alcohol-free Xmas hampers? Ideally something with a selection of smoked fish, meats, cheeses and other accompanying foods.
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Caroline W
Artisan & Vine has just opened at 175 Lower Richmond Road. They do hampers and you could probably go in and make up your own selection.  I haven't checked this but you could phone them and ask.

Christmas Trees

Simon B in Summerstown
Can anyone recommend where to buy a Christmas tree in the area that's relatively cheap (but decent quality)? Ideally looking for a 5 or 6" tree. Thanks!
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caroline w
At the weekend, just wander down Balham High Road, from the market in Balham to Tooting Bec and you'll see about four separate sites selling trees. There's one in the market, one half-way down on the Parade, one in the yard of the Polish centre and ... [ more ]

Rose pruning

YD in Putney Heath
Does anyone know of someone who might be able to prune roses correctly? I have a climbing rose and several others that need pruning. Many thanks
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Carolyn D
Hi Allison I charge £25 per hour and £3 per bag of rubbish if any needs taking away. I have a round of clients in Wandsworth, Notting Hill and Kensington. If you need a bit of background I trained at Kew. Hope that helps. Carolyn
Hi I am a local battersea based gardener and could help with this request. Please check my website. I am fully insured and am a licenced waste carrier. Regards Steve r

looking for Stairlift Engineer

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James Y
Hello Amir, I have maintained and worked on stair lift and can help install, design for new one I would call manufacturer in to design and help you there which will save you expensive retail costs. Check my profile for contact details. Thanks, James. ... [ more ]
Sylvia have used this company who were good and not as expensive as Stannah and Acorn

FOUND Black Credit Card Wallet with cards on Balham High Street.

Isobel B
in Wandsworth
I have just found a black credit card wallet containing 5 credit cards on Balham High Street. Please PM me if it's yours by the end of the day, as I will then go and hand it into Wandsworth or Tooting Police Station!
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Kim N
That's ridiculous. I found a purse once and phoned the bank and they phoned the person, passed on my ph no and we met up. You may have to phone each bank if they're all from different ones to find someone who will do that and I don't see why they ... [ more ]
Marianne I
If it's a commonly used surname than you won't easily find the person on any database! Including Facebook etc.... Too many options. Not everyone registers on telephone directories these days either, nor do younger people have/use landline numbers..... ... [ more ]

Gutters & Window cleaning

Carla S in Battersea
Hello can anyone recommend someone for gutters and window cleaning that is reliable and not too expensive please? Thanks in advance!
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Lisa Parton
Hi , I can recommend Nice and Clean London on 020 3026 6227. The cleaners did such an amazing job . The prices were reasonable.
Martin the Window Cleaner
Hi Marie as a rough guide standard prices should be: £2-4 for med/lrg normal or sash windows £4-6 for med/ lrg bay window or french door or velux window Things like glass on kitchen roof extension's or hard to reach velux are calculated bit higher

Wandle Trust Christmas Cleanup Sunday 11th December 11 am to 3 pm Trewint Street

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Trewint Street, London SW18 4HD
Mark McLellan
in West Hill
You're invited to a Wandle Trust Christmas Cleanup Sunday 11th December 11 am to 3 pm Trewint Street Meet here! What to expect For our Christmas Cleanup we are nipping back ... [ more ]

Radiator To Give Away

Maia A
in Balham
If anyone would like a 170cm x 70cm single panel radiator I have one to give away. It is in good working order. No rust. Complete with brackets. The only reason I'm replacing it is because I'm redecorating my bedroom. Collection only. Balham / ... [ more ]

plant pots - apart from what was Neals and is now Capital - and B&Q - where can i find some?

Lucy S
in Mitcham
am looking for some pots that are worthy of being Christmas presents and holding 5 hyacinth bulbs, to go outdoors.  Neals didn't really have anything that i liked that i hadn't already given on a previous year .... where else can I go and look for ... [ more ]
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Lucy S, for my own purposes I've been researching online pot suppliers and found these people - - these Kew pots took my fancy but might be too much for your needs? I suspect they might be ... [ more ]


Jo W
in Summerstown
Can anyone recommend someone who cleans and irons in the Earslfield area?  Please contact me!  Thank you.
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Iphone and laptop advice

Guy D
in Putney Heath
Some strange happenings with my iphone tat I hope someone may be able to help with. When connecting to my laptop, there seems to be an automatic process where a new directory is created periodically that the the latest photos on my phone are in, ... [ more ]
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Christmas day transport required from Brighton to Southfields please

Lily in Wandsworth
Does anyone have friends or family travelling  by car from Brighton or Hove to Southfields (or nearby) on Christmas day morning? If so, my son would love a lift and pay a share of the petrol. I gather no trains run that day.
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Printer recommendations please

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Thanks all. I did mean a printer to print something for me but actually our home printer is on its last legs so all this advice has been very useful. Thanks so much.

Local cleaner

in Southfields
I'm looking for an independent  cleaner local to Wandsworth/Southfields area to clean a flat in SW19. Cleaning is of communal areas kitchen (i.e oven, hob fridge/freezer) and bathroom, the bathroom is small. Not a large space. I'll contact all ... [ more ]
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Chris J
Dear Pett I highly recommend Eden cleaning. Their standards and professionalism is very high and their prices are very comfortable. Here is the contact Roberto 07832980337 Thank you

Park mobile.

Simon S
in Summerstown
This service never fails to get me going. The time on my phone is set by the O2 network. Every time i use this service lately, it starts with three minutes on the clock, so overcharges me. But to cap it all, today it sent me not on but two messages ( ... [ more ]
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How frustrating. Did you get a ticket Simon S?   What gives me the irrits is the ones that want to know how long I am going to park before I even start. It forces people to over-estimate (ker-ching!) and you can't do that civilised thing of giving ... [ more ]

Hifi cartridge alignment help

Anthony W in Earlsfield
Hi all Vinyl junkies.  Can anyone give me advice on alignment of  an  AT120eb cartridge in a Linn Akito arm on Linn Asix deck ?
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caroline w
Vinyl does just that because it's analogue and, potentially, the sound reproduction is infinite. Digital music on CDs has already had the upper and lower extremes chopped off because they are deemed to be outside our hearing range.  MP3s take it even ... [ more ]
George T
Well said Caroline...Couldn't have said it better myself...good to know many people are returning to vinyl and many bands are actually releasing their new work on vinyl as well

SW Racetrack

Alan P
in Furzedown
I am writing this as I sit here listening to the high power very noisy motor cycles using the SW London racetrack, AKA Trinity Road!!. Is there nothing that can be done to curb the antics of these lunatics, there has just 1 gone past speed has to be ... [ more ]
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Jason R
Ian N this is kind of irrelevant Ian, but yes as someone who drives on the roads of London daily in my work, 20mph speed limits are pointless, there are many parts of London that could be driven faster, but are not because of blanket 20mph zones, but ... [ more ]
Ian N
Jason, if you think that serious or fatal accidents are a price worth paying for a perceived reduction in journey time I think we might have to agree to disagree. I just hope that my kids don't get in your way. I know when I have driven through the ... [ more ]

Christmas Tree Festival

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St Mary Magdalene Church, Trinity Road SW17 7HP
Suzie H
in Merton
Come and see the wonderful decorated trees, sponsored by local businesses at St Mary Magdalene Church on Saturday 10th December between 4-6.30pm. Music, a chance to buy some homemade produce and floral decorations. Festive children's crafts and ... [ more ]
Rowan M
This is a wonderful  event - magical Christmas Trees and lots of family activities .  The kids are so excited when Santa comes in, illuminated by 30 large twinkling Christmas Trees. So pretty. Raises money for a good cause too!

Electric heater / radiator

Autumn G in Balham
Hello all! Our kitchen is bone-achingly cold in the current weather. Does anyone have an electric heater or radiator they're thinking about getting rid of or wouldn't mind lending? Thanks in advance!
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caroline w
Your kitchen probably has ventilator grills to help with the condensation. If your kitchen side faces North or East, these can be avenues for Siberian winds to whistle into your kitchen. It won't harm your kitchen if you sellotaped thick paper over ... [ more ]

Perennial tradesmen question

Richard G
in Wandsworth
I need someone to do some window frame painting, guttering and some small lighting tasks, (replacing transformers). These are probably different specialities but if anyone has any ideas of people who maybe able to do all these or selected tradesmen ... [ more ]
I would use an electrician rather than a handyman.I have used David white,excellent and turns up when he is due and very professional.07880 987157