All posts tagged: people

The Last Word: Shannon Reed, Owner of Mockingbird Makes

I am the owner of Mockingbird Makes and a speaker on Creativity for Wellness with over 15 years experience in creative innovation and personal development. I am also trained in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and am a mum of two boys. How long have you lived in the area? I’m originally from New Zealand but have lived in East Dulwich for over 10 years. What brought you here? My husband and I moved here to have a garden, as we previously lived in an apartment in Battersea. What do you most value about the street you live in? We live in a cul-de-sac and the boys can enjoy playing out with other children. We also live close to Dulwich Hamlet Football Club and are delighted they are back in their home ground. The way the community have come together to bring them home is so inspiring. I donate to their 12thman fund for everything I make in the team’s colours. What’s the one thing you couldn’t do without? Whenever we’ve discussed moving …

The Last Word: Tania Brown, Yoga Teacher

I’m Tania Brown, a local and international yoga teacher and mum of two teenage boys. I run community yoga classes in SE21 and SE5 which are open to EVERYONE!  No ego, no competition, no matter what your fitness level, age, status or body shape. Classes are affordable, but can be free if you need them to be.  How long have you lived in the area? 5 years What brought you here? Schools! We lived in Peckham for 10 years and we were not in the catchment for our local community school. We chose to move to get into The Charter School instead of home-schooling! What do you most value about the area/street you live in? Our community and neighbours. We really look out for each other’s kids and homes.  I feel I can really rely on them. We enjoy a glass of wine often and can always get a cup of sugar if needed! What’s the one thing you couldn’t do without?  Yoga! The most famous person you’ve seen or met? George Clooney Describe your perfect weekend Being …

The Last Word: Stefan Mullings, Oven Rescue South East London

Hi my name is Stefan Mullings, I own and run Oven Rescue South East London. It is a domestic and commercial specialist oven cleaning service that covers all types of ovens (gas/elec). We also clean all models of extractor hoods, oven and stove hobs, microwaves and barbeques. How long have you lived in the area? I’ve lived here all my life. What has changed most during that time? I would have to say the food outlets, now there are so many varieties of shops, cafés, bars, restaurants, a little something for everyone even if you’re a bit fussy like myself, its great! What do you most value about the area you live in? The different choices of things to do, you can always try something whether you want to try a cuisine you’ve never had before or go on an art trail walk. There’s just so much going on! What’s the one thing you couldn’t do without? Sugar, I have a really bad sweet tooth that I’m trying to clamp down on. Belgian waffle and …

The Last Word: Caroline Havers, Chair of Link Age Southwark

I am a long time resident of Dulwich and have recently been appointed as Chair of Link Age Southwark, a local charity providing befriending services and 24 groups for older people in Southwark. How long have you lived in the area? I have lived in Dulwich for 25 years What brought you here? Schools! My daughters were very lucky and were able to walk to school every day of their school career at Dulwich Village Infants school, The Hamlet and then Alleyns. What has changed most during that time? One of the lovely things about Dulwich is that things do not change that much, more traffic and different shops but otherwise changes are gentle enough that I have not really noticed them. What do you most value about the area/street you live in? I love the green spaces in and around Dulwich, yet can get to central London quite easily. I live down a little alleyway that is tucked away and hidden from view. What’s the one thing you couldn’t do without? It is not very environmentally friendly to say …

The Last Word: Rev Raymond Baudon

I’m Rev Raymond Baudon and I’m the curate (which is kind of like a trainee vicar) at St John’s East Dulwich on Goose Green. I have only just moved to the area from north London but I’ve been working at St John’s since 1stJuly. What do you most value about the area you live in? The sense of community. So many times I’ve bumped into someone I know in the street and I love that. What one thing would you change? A tube station at the end of my street. What’s the one thing you couldn’t do without? I have a bit of an addiction to kitchen gadgets and I love my Kitchenaid mixer. I use it to make cakes for our Wednesday coffee morning. The most famous person you’ve seen or met? I did meet someone who looked familiar recently and when I found out he was an actor I asked if he’d been in anything recently. He replied that he’d been in “a little thing called Downton”. That’s when I recognized him! It …