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Pets Corner: Dental hygiene for pets

Clean, sparkly teeth are important for human health but pets also benefit from regular dental care. A little training and regular inspections not only help save your pet from costly veterinary interventions and the risks of general anaesthetic, but will keep them healthier overall. There is of course the additional benefit of avoiding the breath of death! Dogs Teach your puppy to be comfortable having his whole mouth and throat inspected and work towards cleaning those teeth. This is best achieved in tiny stages, using one of a variety of specialist enzymatic toothpastes. Please never use human toothpaste as this could be poisonous. A good vet practice or puppy class will teach you how to start with a good daily dental routine. Even elderly dogs can be taught to have their teeth cleaned!  Before brushing, get into the habit of looking and feeling inside your dog’s mouth. Bad breath, red, swollen or bleeding gums, yellow or brown plaque, lumps and bumps can all be signs of a problem. An additional benefit is that if your …

The Last Word: Jessica Rose, founder of London Jewellery School

Hello I’m Jessica Rose I Live in Forest Hill and am the Founder of the London Jewellery School and Jewellers Academy. We teach jewellery-making skills to people of all walks of life including silver-work, stone setting,metal clay, beading, glass and business skills. I am also mummy to a lovely (almost) 2 year old boy. How long have you lived in the area? A long time, I grew up in Dulwich moved around south London for a while in my early 20s and moved to Forest Hill around 4 years ago. I love it! What brought you here? Havelock walk – that is where I live and the houses are so beautiful and unique. I love that many of them are also artists/ creative studios and the community that creates. I am a jeweller and I help other jewellers to run successful jewellery businesses online with the Jewellers Academy so being part of a creative community was invaluable to me. What has changed most during that time? Lots of new coffee shops – which is my …

Celebrating actor Richard Burbage 400 years after his death

Exit Burbage – The Perfect Epitaph Celebrating actor Richard Burbage 400 years after his death Shakespeare wrote giant tragic roles for Burbage – he was the best, most popular actor of his time. The 13th March 2019 sees the 400th anniversary of his death and the residents of Burbage Road, Dulwich, are following in his footsteps, with among other events, a walk (setting off from his resting place in St Leonards Church) commemorating his epic removal of  ‘The Theatre’ from Shoreditch to Bankside, rebuilding it as the Globe Theatre. Louise Wood, Chair of the Burbage Road Residents’ Association says “Our project has quickly evolved into an enthusiastic partnership with Andrew Dickson, author of Worlds Elsewhere: Journeys Around Shakespeare’s Globe, the Globe Theatre and St Leonards Church, Burbage’s final resting place. Louise continues “Initially the aim was to make sure that every household knew the story of the man who gave his name to the road.  We’ve especially valued involving around 100 young local people through our partnerships with the Glove and MOLA.  This has given us the opportunity …

Five tips to create blogs… that your ideal clients will read!

You do great work, your product’s a winner. Attracting your perfect customer… that can be a challenge. Here are five ideas to create blogs that will keep your ideal clients and referrers coming back for more. 1. Clarity, motivation Why are you blogging? Who is your ideal client? Who are your referrers? Clarity about that will help you create and promote regular blogs. As website designers White Heat Design put it in a blogof their own: … chang[e] your mindset from that of a business owner to that of your perfect customer. What are they looking for and why are you the right fit? Cracking that will keep you motivated too. Why? You’ll be clearer about why you’re putting in time and effort to publish regular blogs on your website. 2. Finish, start again You’ve just created a blog. It’s on the way to being read, commented on, shared… Start another one right away. A draft, even of a few words, will spur you on to get back to it. 3. Think ahead Creating a …

The Last Word: Michele Simon, Bridewell Care

My name is Michele Simon and I run a values-based at-home care company called Bridewell Care. We provide support for people who, although aging, want to remain at home. Often all they need is some companionship and a bit of help round the house or some support after an operation to get them back on their feet. How long have you lived in the area? 18 years. What brought you here? My partner, now my husband, lived here.  He told me he loved East Dulwich and wasn’t going to move out to Woking. So, I had to move to Dulwich!  It was however a good choice and I’ve never looked back. What’s changed most during that time? Pretty much everything – new shops, new bars, new restaurants – and loads of children.  You never used to see a child but now there are loads of families living here.  It’s been good for the area. What do you most value about the area/street you live in? I like being within walking distance of everything – shops, …