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Dulwich Hamlet FC – October news

The start of the season has seen a mixed bag of results for the team in the league and they currently sit mid-table. However at this stage of the season a few wins in a row would see them hit the play-off places, a position we hope to be in (at the very least) at the end of the season.  At the time of writing Dulwich are due to play Slough away in the 2nd Round Qualifying of this seasons FA Cup. The club has not appeared in the 1st Round of this completion since 1998-99 when the team lost out to Southport 1-0, let’s hope that this is the year we reach the 1st Round for the first time in 19 years! Non League Day 2017 This year the fixture computer has been kind to us and gifted us a home fixture on Non League Day which this year is taking place on Saturday 7th October. We will be playing Needham Market and once again the Club is operating a ‘pay what you like’ policy at the turnstiles. …

Less is more: five ways to exercise effectively in just 30 minutes or less

One of the most common mistakes people make with fitness is thinking they need an hour or more to exercise effectively. I want to introduce you to five ways you can exercise effectively without spending more than 30 minutes on a session – sometimes it could be as little as 15-20 minutes. Tabata or HIIT sessions Tabata is a high intensity type of interval workout based on 4 minutes in total – 20 seconds of high intensity exercise and 10 seconds rest. The idea is that you work very hard for 20 seconds and recover, except that the recovery periods feel less and less as the time goes on! With each tabata only lasting 4 minutes, you could do 3 of these in a workout with great effects. Interval sessions If you already have a running or jogging routine, this will be easy to add in. If you don’t, this is a great way to maximise the efficiency of your exercise session and make good progress in terms of cardiovascular fitness and speed. After warming up …

Horniman World Gallery Crowdfunding Appeal

Some of you may have seen the scaffolding around the Horniman or noticed that there are a couple of galleries closed. The Horniman team has been working on developing a new World Gallery, celebrating what it means to be human. It will include more than 3,000 objects from around the world, works of art and fun things to touch, play with and even smell. The World Gallery will be a place of inspiration for visitors of all ages and will promote tolerance, respect and empathy. Thank you to so many of you who have already supported and shared the World Gallery crowdfunding appeal. It’s got off to a great start but the Horniman still really needs your help to make this a success! Please share the link www.crowdfunder.co.uk/worldgallery with all your friends, family, neighbours and everyone you know who loves visiting, and help the Horniman reach the target of £30,000.   SaveSave

Garden Talk: Get ahead with spring bulbs

It may seem a way off, but autumn is the time to plant your spring bulbs – you’ll really appreciate those splashes of colour after the grey winter months. Bulbs look great in drifts under deciduous trees and bushes or at the front of borders, but work well in containers too. Here are a few to try. Crocuses One of the first flowers to emerge in February, they create a pretty wash of purple or yellow naturalised in the lawn and are lovely clustered under magnolia trees or crammed into pots. Soft purple C. tommasinianus ‘Barr’s Purple’ with its golden orange stamens is a winner while C. vernus ‘Pickwick’ is more robust and bigger (12-15cm), so good for impact on a dull winter’s day. Sarah Raven’s favourite C.minimus ‘Spring Beauty’ is a stunner and great in pots on the windowsill where you can admire the striking dark purple stripe on the outer petal. Most need well drained soil and sun. Narcissi Daffodils are a must for cheerful spring colour and lovely scent, and there’s a …

Time Banking in Dulwich

Paxton Green Time Bank (PGTB, a registered charity) is now nine years old and recognised as one of the best time banks in the country, but still there are many local people who don’t know about it – or even what time banking is and the benefits it can bring to individuals and the community. To explain briefly, time banking believes everyone has something to offer, whether a skill or just time to be with someone. Members offer to help other members on a one-to one basis or volunteer in a local charity and “bank” the hours they gave. They can then “spend” those hours on help for themselves, or on training opportunities, workshops, social events, or special outings. Among the three hundred members of PGTB there are over 150 different skills on offer, for example: learning Arabic or chess, dog walking, computer support, gardening, befriending, shopping, de-cluttering. All skills are valued equally: an hour is an hour is an hour. A personal example: I helped one member whose first language was not English fill …