This is a long-shot but perhaps someone can help. Do you have someone who babysits for you who might be able to babysit for the mini-Dinos for two hours this Thursday? My DH has organised something which I'd like to go to, but the girl I was hoping could babysit can't do it at such short notice.
Or rather, email me, as you have my address. If I can't find someone, I can find someone who can find someone. (Allison has someone local to her who babysits, I think ... probably closer to you than anyone I know.)
dinosaur, you remember my last name? v. common. My email is (my-first-initial)dl(my-last-name)@hotmail.com.
Do you have allison's email? I can forward a message, if that's ok, and ask? Oh, I still have your email, but it's a virgin account, so I'm assuming it's your home one? I think someone in Hackney would be better for you, than someone from Mile End.
Oh, there's a nanny agency in Docklands who are ok. I will vouch for you with them if you want (they seem to want that, presumably particularly if they're sending out someone young?). They're called Riverside. They're on 0207 374 6363. I've used them once, for myself, and a few times, through the co-op.