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The Last Word: Andrew Geoghegan, Jewellery Designer

How long have you lived in the area?

You could say that I have been in and out of West Dulwich all my life although I have been an actual resident for about 2 years.

What brought you here?

My grandparents lived on South Croxted Road and this was inherited and is now the family home. But I would also say I love it as a place to live.

What has changed most during that time?

In West Dulwich I would say there have been superficial changes but on the whole it is the same lovely place it always has been.

What do you most value about the area/street you live in?

Incredible sun-drenched and quiet gardens  – but easy access to the city when a bit more activity is required!

 What’s the one thing you couldn’t do without?

My pad and pencil – and quiet! As a jeweller designer (job and passion!) I find myself sketching whenever I get the opportunity to. I never know when inspiration will strike so I need to be armed and ready. And the quiet gives the inspiration room to breath and grow.

Describe your perfect weekend

Being sat on a beach ideally drenched in sunshine with my family and a bloody good book. If the waves are suitable then perhaps a little surf – however don’t be misled by thinking I am anything like a surf dude! Pure beginner but enjoyer!

What’s your favourite place for a night out?

Currently enjoying the Indian Dining Club at Gypsy Hill, followed by a film at West Norwood’s cinema complex! Keeping it simple!

Where are you likely to be found on Saturday?

If I am in the area then perhaps at Gingi’s Yoga Shala in West Norwood, then perhaps walking round Dulwich Park and then having a spot of lunch in Dulwich Village.

When you want to relax…

I try and do absolutely nothing… in fact even doingnothing still sounds a little too much!! So I would say ‘nothing’!

The book you are reading at the moment…

What doesn’t Kill us, Scott Carney. Rivetting read about how extreme cold and physical challenges can be beneficial for our health. Currently trying out cold showers in the morning which, although started out as nothing but sheer pain, when they promise good health I have become quite partial to them. In the book they recommend ice baths however I haven’t braved this yet!

Your perfect holiday…

Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India. Not for the typical holiday of poolside cocktails but more of an introspective delve!

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