There is no slowing down despite the summer holidays commencing. Work still needs to be done and there are services to make life easier. Have a look at the wonderful ‘service heavy’ July Edit with a couple of other goodies thrown in for good measure.
Can you imagine if there was a service that collected your dry cleaning at an hour convenient to you and delivered it back 24 hours later – spotless (and also sending you a reminder text that it was being delivered/collected?) Well, ihateironing does exactly that. It is so easy to sign up and it the prices are standard shop prices but without you having to leave the house. We had a suit dry cleaned and shoes re-soled and I will be doing my jumpers in due course.
Indian Summer is a gorgeous boutique filled with treasures for babies, gifts, jewellery and fashion. Visit them in Fulham or check them out online – they gift wrap beautifully too so perfect to send as a present or even to yourself. I especially love their kaftans.
How often do you walk along the river and long to be on a boat? We have done the commuter services between the City and Putney but they are inside & not very scenic. We fancied taking the sprogs on a river cruise so chose The River Red Rover. It is all-day hop on, hop off Thames river pass offering unlimited access to the river for 24 hours or 72 hours. You can hop on and hop off at any one of four piers, with open passage on any City Cruises sightseeing boats for a full day spent exploring the sights of the Thames. We boarded at Westminster and went up to Tower. The commentary was ad lib and very amusing. The skipper pointed out landmarks and gave us plenty of new facts. My favourite was A Room In London….
I am an Aldi convert. After receiving an inflatable kayake (£39.99) and a soft archery set (£19.99) of the highest quality for the lowest price – it will always be my first port of call for garden toys. Also loving the Olympic wetsuits and I hear the food is swell too. Swing by when you next see an Aldi or you can also order most online.
The Little Paws Hotel
I met a lovely lady Clare, who runs a Dacshund Hotel from her home in Earlsfield. You must have her on speed dial if you wan the best for your little dog whilst you are away!
The Mother Concierge is a new website offering personalised, curated events and activities for London’s primary school aged children during the school holidays. Subscription to the service is only £14.99 per school holiday. In two easy steps, parents and carers simply subscribe, complete a short questionnaire and thereafter receive a downloadable events calendar – including clickable links from their smartphone, PC or tablet – tailored to their needs, for each and every weekday of the school holidays.
Whether you’re after finger food for a working lunch, a fine-dining experience for a group of friends or creative snacks for a children’s party, they deliver a culinary experience that delights.