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Dulwich Hamlet FC – January news

At the time of writing the team continue to sit in top spot of the Isthmian Premier Division. But with only a matter of points separating themselves and Billericay Town (who also have several games in-hand) and both teams playing each other on 30 December, if Dulwich head into the New Year in the same league position it would have been a successful holiday period for the team on the field. The last few weeks have seen some very worrying times at Champion Hill with the owners of the land, Meadow Residential, making life extremely difficult for the Club. Threats to evict the Club from the ground and issuing of a back-dated rent invoice totaling over £120k have made the fight to keep the Club going much harder. This, after signs from Meadow that they wanted to work co-cooperatively and find a solution. Their actions do nothing to ward off people’s long-held suspicions that they were anything but the stereotypical speculative, property developer who were only in it for the money. The Supporters’ Trust and Football Committee …

Wine Words

Did you give up wine in January? The undisputed worst month of the year, in the cold and the dark of post Christmas exhaustion – you deprived yourself. In the month where you resolved to achieve this year what you failed to do last year – you decided it was a challenge best accepted without enjoyment?  A wise friend proposed an alternative: “Gentle January”. Instead of deprivation, guilt and pressure – it would be a month of moderation, of quality not quantity, of balance and being kind to yourself. Chief Executive of the British Liver Trust, Andrew Langford agrees. Dry January isn’t the answer. “There’s little benefit if you see it as a penance, cross the days off the calendar and then return to unhealthy drinking.” Meet the girls: Stella eats processed food all year round. Mass produced and factory made, she knows it makes her feel sluggish and has real health implications – but she takes a month off to detox and cleanse each year. Isabelle tries to eat mostly real food, not necessarily …

Local Talk

The second iyouall store is the latest welcome addition to East Dulwich, an expansion of design agency iya studio, whose first store and studio space is based in Deptford SE8. iya studio was set up 10 years ago by graphic designer, Matt Cottis and interior designer, Fleur Paterson. The idea to open a store developed from Fleur’s interior projects, designing and buying for the projects she has created. Fleur’s buying and styling skills opened up a wider platform to display designer homewares and stationery. The aim, as well as stocking a comprehensive choice of products from well-known key brands, such as Hay, Ferm Living, Normann Copenhagen, Oyoy, Ommo & Areaware, is to develop a range of products by the designers themselves and to embrace their multi-disciplined practice as well as the wider creative community. In the coming year iyouall plan to run events from the shop, including making workshops and talks. iyouall is as inclusive as it sounds with prices starting at £5, it’s guaranteed there is something for everyone. 48 East Dulwich Road, East …

Barley & Lentil Soup

Happy New Year! It is, inevitably the season of fitness videos and diets, but I am here to tell you that there is another way. Most of us tend to go a little bit crazy in December, we eat lots of rich food, sit around more, and probably drink quite a bit of alcohol too (guilty)! So, setting a new regime for the new year is absolutely the right thing to do, but rather than go on the latest fad diet think of it as improving your lifestyle! First of all, make sure that the amount of food you eat is correct based on how active you are, and secondly eat a good range of foods to ensure you are getting a balanced diet including plenty of fruit, vegetables, starchy foods such as whole meal bread and wholegrain cereals, protein rich foods like meat, fish, eggs and lentils, and finally some dairy foods too. This can all seem a bit daunting, but if you feel you need help there are lots of nutritionists around and …

New Year – New You? How to keep up with your new year resolutions past the month of January

It’s a familiar pattern isn’t it? We start the New Year with the best of intentions and all sorts of plans, ideas and goals, most of which fall by the wayside before we even get to Valentine’s Day! Here are some tips to help you keep your levels of motivation high and your goals more achievable; Don’t be too ambitious! David Allen said; “You can do anything, but not everything”. If you have a whole list of resolutions or goals, take three of them at a time and work on them first. Breaking your list down will stop you from becoming overwhelmed. Write your goals down. Researchers from Harvard Business School found that writing goals down was one of the key actions of successful people. A written intention represents a commitment on your part to achieve the goal, and this gives you more power and determination. Strive for balance- Try to have a mix of resolutions or new things you want to implement. Often it can be all about work or health, but it’s better …