All posts filed under: News

Fitness Tips: How To Rest And Recharge

Something that occurred to me relatively recently is that I’m a classic blend between extrovert and introvert – I have very extroverted tendencies, but also quite introverted. And what was really eye opening to me, is when someone explained the difference between the two. An extrovert isn’t someone who loves to be at parties and is always shouting their heads off and an introvert isn’t the quiet one that never comes out of their shell. But, an introvert is somebody who recharges by being alone and an extrovert is someone who recharges by being with other people. That’s the true definition of it. And having heard that, I realised that one of the ways I recharge is predominantly by being alone. It’s not by socialising – that’s where I expend my energy. Once I twigged onto this, (which is quite funny that I have suddenly found this out in my mid-forties! But it’s changed the game for me a bit). I’ve really pared down my diary in terms of evening engagement. That’s when I really …

3D visors in production by DT teachers at Dulwich College

It started with an email from a Governor connecting Dr Joe Spence, the Master of Dulwich College, with an anaesthetist atQueen Elizabeth Hospital and now, less than two weeks later, the Dulwich Design and Technology team are, with our 3Dprinters, producing over 50 full-face visors every day for health workers across south London. Our production should increase further with the addition of  five 3D printers supplied to us from JAGS (James Allen’s Girls’ School). Moreover we have distributed over 650 pre-existing forms of eye-protection from the Science and DT departments, supplying 12 local surgeries, two hospitals and a care home. This has been a truly interdisciplinary effort with support from our site officers collecting the hundreds of goggles and masks from across the closed College campus, and the Master leading the distribution of the PPE (personal protective equipment) tomany and various local locations, including the Maudsley, and, thanks to our own Dr Rosemary Leonard’s shout out, to local GPsurgeries. Other schools and companies with 3D printers are also in production across the country, and we are sharing the source of …

Our April Magazines are Online Today!

The April issues of SE21, SE22 & SE23 are all now available to read online on this site and also  at SE Magazines. Unfortunately we are unable to distribute the printed magazines at the moment but they are ready and waiting for us, once the lockdown is lifted.  In the meantime, we wanted to make sure you can read our usual columns which include some excellent Covid-19 advice as well as activities you can do while you are at home. All future printed issues are suspended until we are back to normal.  However we will continue to produce the magazines digitally. Please do take a look at the local businesses who support us.  They might be closed now, but you can plan for their future use!

COVID-19 Community Raffle – Update

It has been an amazing week for East Dulwich resident, Victoria Rennison, who set up a Covid-19 community raffle to help support the local businesses in East Dulwich. The demand for her raffle tickets has gone through the roof. We caught up with Victoria today: “I’ve been overwhelmed by the response from local residents in supporting the community raffle. We’ve sold over 2,000 tickets in the first 7 days and it’s been exciting and busy and nerve-wracking in equal measure! Local businesses have been brilliant in getting involved to support and promote it. We have two weeks left before the draw on Easter Sunday so hopefully the support continues and we can raise as much money for the local economy and give away as many fabulous local prizes as possible!” Here are just some of the businesses who have signed up for prizes (sometimes two or three!) Poached HB Therapy House of Tippler High Vibe Spinach Home Crank East Dulwich Flowers East Dulwich Tavern Mockingbird Makes Franklins GMs Hair Cheese Block Bishop Tart Kanella Chener …

What to do in the garden this March

Mulch. After weeding, give bare soil a thick layer of organic matter such as well-rotted manure. Mulch stops soil losing water as weather warms up, suppresses weeds and smartens everything up. Fertilise. Sprinkle soil with an organic slow release fertilser, such as chicken pellets or fish, blood and bone and lightly fork around trees and shrubs. Give roses a special rose feed or a balanced fertiliser. Plant and deadhead bulbs. Divide or plant snowdrops while they’re still green. Deadhead daffodils, leaving the green foliage. Plant summer-flowering bulbs such as gladiolus and lilies in a sunny spot. Invest in spring flowering plants. I love blue Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’ and pulmonaria ‘Blue Ensign’ as well as magnolias and camellias – the single white varities are particularly delicate. This is also a good time to plant new climbers, 22cm away from walls and the last chance to plant bare root trees, roses and shrubs – the hair roots need to start getting established. Move plants. Move shrubs that are in the wrong place, taking as large a root …