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The Last Word: Mayoni Gooneratne, Surgeon

I’m Mayoni Gooneratne: a surgeon, mum of 3 young children and wife to the lovely Daniel Byrne who is a graphic designer and makes ‘Faunart’. I’ve recently created ‘The Clinic by Dr Mayoni’ on Honor Oak Park with a team of hardworking, enthusiastic therapists, receptionists and clinic manager. My aim is to bring safe yet effective aesthetics and beauty to southeast London. How long have you lived in the area? We moved to Forest Hill after we got married 6 ½ years ago now. What brought you here? My husband lived in East Dulwich when I met him and it seemed like the natural place to move to after a short stint in East London. What has changed most during that time? Forest Hill has certainly become more gentrified and busier since the extension of the Overground. I think it just feels a bit more fun going out locally now. Dartmouth Road is packed full of amazing shops and cafes. What’s the one thing you couldn’t do without? My latte from Provender on Honor Oak …

The Last Word: Lucy Cardell, The Little Hero Company

Lucy Cardell grew up in the Middle East and North London before moving South! She set up The Little Hero Company 2 years ago, inspired by her first son aspiring to be Superhero’s all the time, flying around the sitting room. So Superhero Training classes were born, running locally for kids aged 2 and a half to 6 years, plus doing parties based around any kids favourite Little Hero of the moment!! How long have you lived in the area? 9 years. My husband introduced me to the area before we got married, as he grew up in Beckenham and went to Alleyns School. What do you most value about the area you live in? I can walk out my front door and be in the hubbub of Lordship Lane bumping into friends and shopkeepers I have got to know over the years. It just all feels so easy! What’s the one the thing you couldn’t do without? My own Little Hero’s… made up of hubbie and two cheeky little boys – they all keep …

The Last Word: Cuong Luong, Dental Technologist at LDentec

Cuong has worked in East Dulwich as a Dental Technologist for 22 years but has 26 years experience in the industry. He also lectures and presents on composite work in Harley Street to Post Graduates. CQC awarded Cuong to practice dentistry with on-site laboratory in May 2016. As a promotion on their Open Day on Saturday 21st January 2017 only, LDentec are offering 70% off a new set of upper and lower full dentures. What brought you here? The vibrant High Street with it’s friendly people. There’s a good sense of community here. What has changed most during that time? More and more families moving here, it’s evolved into what the locals call ‘Nappy Valley’ What’s the one thing you couldn’t do without? I could not live without the amazing choice of local independent shops and businesses on my doorstep. Do you know your neighbours? The neighborhood is not the same without John Alan, who was my local florist. He lost the fight to cancer. The most famous person you’ve seen or met? Rosa Hoskins-Holt who is Bob …

The Last Word: Sarah-Jane Mundow, William Bailey Solicitors

Sarah-Jane Mundow grew up in Ireland and is a partner at William Bailey Solicitors, a small, local private client practice specialising in Wills, Probate and Conveyancing. Having been established on Lordship Lane for more than 25 years, William Bailey Solicitors have recently moved to new premises by Goose Green on East Dulwich Road. How long have you lived in the area? My dad’s work first brought us to Barry Road in 1994, but I moved here permanently in 2004 to study at the College of Law. I have moved a couple of times since then, but never left SE22. My husband used to float the idea that we could live in other parts of London, but fortunately it never came to that – I love it here! What do you most value about the area / street you live in?  Having grown up in a small Irish town, the friendly faces and community atmosphere around East Dulwich are fantastic and a far cry from how many people assume London would be. The great range of green …

The Last Word: Karo Paszkowska

Music can heal the soul of others and my goal is to open the door of healing to as many souls in the music industry as possible and to make them truly SHINE! I am a Transformational NLP Life Coach, mentor, amateur singer and philanthropist. I help singers and entertainers who want to regain trust in who they are in their private and in their on stage life. I love working with highly committed artists with great sense of humor, who want to grow, learn and who are TRULY ready to transform their life! How long have you lived in the area? I moved to Dulwich in 2014 and when it was time to move house, I chose to stay in the area. What has changed most during that time? When I first moved in the area Franco Manca was still under construction. Also East Dulwich Picturehouse and the recording studio (near the Palmeraton) were not here either!!! What do you most value about the area you live in? I love the fact that it’s a place where lots …