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Bed frame

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Stephanie Dearden
Anyone got a decent bed frame they can let me have? My daughter is fed up of sleeping on a mattress on the floor :) I can collect
Sandy G
I have a king size frame - It's all unscrewed apart so is in pieces, but it's perfectly good (except I think I might have stripped two of the holes when dismantling it, but I think that would be easy enough to get around). If you have someone who has the ... [ more ]

Leafletters

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Sandy G
No more leaflets please :(. Our hall is flooded with them, despite a sign on the door asking for NO commercial leaflets. They just go straight into recycling.

Broadband provider

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Jane R
We have been with Virgin for our broadband (and email address) for many years apart from about 6 months when we switched to Talk Talk who were offering a much much cheaper deal but we soon went back.   Now Virgin has farmed out its internet provision to ... [ more ]
Sandy G
I had an awful time switching to Sky, but TalkTalk is like using 3G for broadband. I think I was just unlucky, but it was horrendous. I had 3 weeks without internet and no compensation. Still TalkTalk...don't bother! 

Increased number of callers during the day?

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Sandy G
I work from home and noticed today that my doorbell rang 6 times in 5 hours. Has anyone else noticed more people coming to the door? I am not answering unsolicited callers as it's never anyone I want to talk to, but wondered if there is a reason for the ... [ more ]
Sandy G
Thanks for your replies. The doorbell rang about 8-10 times between 1.30 and 8pm which felt like a relentless pace. I don't want to open it as a few weeks ago I did and it was a junkie who started going into a spiel about selling wares (I don't even ... [ more ]
Sandy G
Allison, I was just walking home via Marius Road and passed a Battersea Dogs and Cats cold caller too - wanted to ask him if he had hit my road the day before (but errrm instead I just replied to his 'hello' and walked on). For what it's worth, he looked ... [ more ]
Sandy G
JEAN - thanks for the tip. It would work if the decorators hadn't painted our windows shut, but that's a story for another day ;) It is a good idea though. Thanks!

Suddenly having problems with tv picture reception - anyone else suffering?

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Katie M
Over the last six weeks or so I've been noticing an increasing problem with some of my tv channels. It appears to be channels like ITV, Channel 4, ITV2, etc, but then channels like BBC1 having a perfect picture. It doesn't appear to be weather related as ... [ more ]
Sandy G
Hi Katie - If only to validate that you aren't going mad, I have noticed a bit of this too. It doesn't sound quite as bad as yours, but it is weird. I can't offer a solution I am afraid though - just commiseration.
Sandy G
No I'm not - I'm in Upper Tooting, near Balham. The mystery continues! I just got Sky multiroom so that has sorted things out (at great expense ;)

Soundproofing / blocking out neighbour noise

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Sandy G
We live in an Edwardian terrace and can hear every single thing in the neighbour's house (primarily since she had her kitchen extension - maybe they removed half of the party wall?). We can hear her texting, talking on the phone, switching on the light, ... [ more ]
Sandy G
Sorry just found this thread: https://www.streetlife.com/conversation/2oc7hzolefp14/ - still would love to hear any new feedback :)
Sandy G
Thanks for your responses - I am glad that you are enjoying more quiet Tzctstre. Like you, I don't have that much room to play with in my living room as the door frame comes up almost to the wall (about 4cm spare). Not great at all. Will have to suffer ... [ more ]

imperial durbar

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Sandy G
Vito it is next to Tooting Bec station on Trinity Road - where the old Smoke Bar and Honey and Venom were. I hope to god it doesn't go under like the rest of them, leaving the Wheatsheaf as the only alternative.

Can somebody hook up my router?

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Sandy G
I have tried and failed. I will give somebody money to hook up my very standard router. Please, if you can help then get in touch. Thank you!
Sandy G
Thanks Shahid Rafiq - I will do in a week or so. Funnily enough I am an IT contractor myself, but just can't get this thing to work - maybe it's because I'm in content and website build rather than support. ;) Either way, it's been driving me mad and has ... [ more ]

Website for an online shop?

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Tom C
Anyone know of or use a website build. It's for a shop that I need to do, I need to upload lots of photos, is it free to make the site and which is the best one to use, I have heard of webeden but apparently they charge for extra photos, cheers

Second Meetup

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Old Leather Bottle, Garrett Lane
pete k
Second meeting of the Wandsworth Freelancers. Please let us know if you can attend. Meet other freelancers in the area or catch up with old friends from the group !
Sandy G
I am a freelance copywriter - primarily for the web but  I also do offline copy, including marketing collateral. I am trying to get enough clients to enable me to do freelance full time, but as yet I am not earning enough to take the plunge. Because I ... [ more ]
Sandy G
Thank you Pete. I appreciate your consideration! Ruth, I do believe you, but I think it is difficult unless you get the push you need (as in redundancy), particularly if you are not sure about your husband's job stability either! It is too much ... [ more ]

Jubilee Street Party

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Gas for patio heater

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Kevin H
Hi I am having a BBQ at 1 June. I have a patio heater in my backgarden which I've never used. It has a gas canister thing attached, but I don't know whether there is any gas in it. Can anyone recommend someone who could come and see if there is ... [ more ]
Sandy G
There is a hardware store just south of Clapham South that does it too. It's on the corner on the left side if you are driving south to Balham - can't remember the name of it but if you google Calor Gas dealers in Wandsworth you will find a few.

Victim of strange fraud

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Sandy G
I am wondering whether anybody has an experience similar to mine. Beginning late last week, I have come home to find new packages delivered to my house (mainly trainers). So far we have had 3 deliveries from various online companies with a total value of ... [ more ]
Sandy G
I have thought both of these things when considering options. Katy,  the orders are pretty big (worth a few hundred pounds each) and they have done multiple orders from one shop, when they had already 'proved themselves' after the first one. It is very ... [ more ]
Sandy G
Well that would be the best of the possible options actually. Hopefully we are not that annoying that someone would do that though. I truly am baffled. If I find out anything I will let you know!

Launderette in Tooting/Balham

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laura
Hello, could anyone please recommend a reputable launderette in the Tooting/Balham area? There is not much information on the internet and I'm hoping for some personal input. Much appreciated, thanks!
Sandy G
There's one in Trinity Road, quite near Tooting Bec station.  You can't miss it as it has a big sparkling sign saying LAUNDRETTE on it. It's called Silverdale I think.

Chimney Cleaner/advice on open fire

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Steve S
Hi, Anybody know somebody in the area who can advise us what needs to be done to make our fireplace and chimney safe for an open fire and, if necessary, clean the chimney? Any ideas where to start with this most welcome. Many thanks.
Sandy G
I have always used a company whose name I don't know - London Chimney Sweep or something imaginative like that? They are on Balham High Road and charge 35 pounds. They are on 0208 772 6499 and they come on the weekends too.

Any good Italian Deli in Tooting?

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Tooting Market

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Tooting Market
Hello everyone!! Just want to introduce myself to this forum. My name is Roi Mengelgrein of Tooting Market. Tooting Market is trying to change to a more modern and trendy market (simililar to that of Camden, Spitalfields, Sunday Up-Market etc..). We know ... [ more ]

Real fires

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Charlotte S
Hi all, Does anybody know what the regulations are for real indoor fires in Wandsworth? I have heard that only certain types of coal etc. can be used. Very new to all this, so any top tips would be much appreciated! Thanks.
Sandy G
I can help. I know the number for a chimney sweep and where to cheaply buy low emission coal. I still don't know if it's legal, but I suspect it must be because they sell it at all the petrol stations so they must know people are going to burn it?!

Cracked doorstep

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Sandy G
I have the same issue, in an Edwardian house. No idea what it's made of but will look forward to hearing any advice that you get!