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Food & Drink with Suzanne James

Crunchy Fruit & Oat Crumble (serves 4) September marks the end of summer berries, but there is still time to get the last of the blackberries and there are lots of other fruits like apples, plums, grapes, figs and pears to be enjoyed too. The fruits up at the allotment are truly wonderful. Tender ripe figs, with honey nut sweetness; juicy sweet plums with a lovely tart aftertaste; and sweet seedless grapes with a slightly sharp punch. Unadulterated apples, pears and raspberries, all with a glorious freshly-picked taste. I love to wander around, looking at everyone’s allotments and am always amazed by the variety of produce, and growing methods – from perfect rows to higgledy-piddledy planting. As we move into Autumn Pumpkin, squash, kale, runner beans and leeks make their debut, lamb makes a comeback and it’s the start of the mussel season too. You should find that the shops are bursting with cheap homegrown produce this month, so choose your favorite British fruits and get making this lovely crumble recipe! 15 minutes preparation time, 15-20 minutes cooking time Ingredients 2-3 slices …

The Last Word – Ursula Mohan

Ursula Mohan started her career at 15 and has been a working actress ever since. She is delighted to be performing FLO in FLORENCE SMITH – NOW AND THEN in the gardens of Bell House. How long have you lived in the area? We moved to Dulwich in 1987. What do you most value about the area you live in? Our tree lined road and good transport links. If I am in a play it is bonus to feel safe walking home from the bus or train. We are lucky to have friendly and supportive neighbours and to be near the lovely Dulwich Park. There is also a glorious silver birch tree outside our front door. What has changed most during that time? When we first moved here Lordship Lane was a down to earth place with inexpensive property, a police station, and simple high street shops. Now it’s got coffee shops, restaurants, bars, clothes and gift shops as well as a wonderful cinema. Unrecognizable! The most famous person you’ve seen or met? When I was …

Our September mags are out!

Our September magazines are being distributed today.  Each magazine (SE21, SE22 & SE23) is available to read as a flipzine on the right of this page.  Please do feel free to share them with your friends and family. All our regular columnist have contributed to our September issues including Suzanne James with a lovely autumnal recipe Crunchy Fruit & Oat Crumble.  Garden Talk with Janine Winlaw discusses the joys of ornamental grasses.  Becca Teers talks about gratitude amongst other things.  Pets Corner with Leonie St Clair discusses escaped birds. We have an update from Dulwich Hamlet Football Club as well as community news from local charity Link Age Southwark.  There is even an online Pet Contest to read about! This is just a selection of what is in store for you in our community magazines.  Please do take time to look at our advertisers.  They rely on local custom and need it now, more than ever.  If you do phone or e-mail someone after seeing their ad in any of the magazines, please do tell …

Cure Procrastination! A Great Technique Using Swiss Cheese!

Procrastination is the habit of putting off what should be done today until tomorrow, or the next day, or week, or month… and so on. This affects us all from time to time. There are a few reasons why we procrastinate but the main one is fear: Fear of rejection, fear of change, fear of failure, and also perfectionism can cause procrastination. These are natural fears but the idea is to acknowledge them, but act in spite of them! Sometimes procrastination is the result of feeling that something is just too big and scary to even begin! The thing is that once you have begun, the task is probably a lot more enjoyable & doable than you thought. Here is a great technique that you can use to overcome procrastination & get into action! The Swiss Cheese Method Alan Lakein, author of an amazing little book: “How to Get Control of Your Time & Your Life” advises that if a task is overwhelming you, poke holes in it like Swiss cheese. The holes represent small …

Pets Corner | Lockdown and Separation

Since the end of lockdown we are seeing a rise in owners reporting that their pets are more clingy. For this article I will focus on dogs and separation but would ask cat and even parrot owners to be mindful that their pet may also have become used to having you around all the time and may have to be eased into coping with separation as more usual work patterns resume. For the last three months your dog has been by your side practically every minute of the day, but what is going to happen when life gets back to normal and you go back to work or even just go shopping? Is it separation anxiety? Setup a filming device using an app like Zoom, with a wide picture of where you leave your dog. Leave the house for half an hour and watch what your dog does. If your dog soon goes to her resting area and settles and snoozes you can assume all is well. However, if you notice subtle or more obvious …