All posts tagged: the last word

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 …

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, …

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 …