My name is Rosie Wadham and I am a local yoga teacher. I teach at Studio 57 behind Vits and Kicks on North Cross Road.
How long have you lived in the area?
I moved here with my boyfriend Callum in November 2020
What brought you here?
The sheer number of pubs! Although we couldn’t actually frequent any of them the first 6 months! The cafes, the parks and friends in the area. I’d previously had to travel to my social life but in SE22 its all on your doorstep.
What has changed most during that time?
The fact that we are allowed out!
What one thing would you change?
More bike hangars
What’s the one thing you couldn’t do without?
Predictably it’s my bike – but only in London!
Do you know your neighbours?
Yes – we have lovely neighbors. Michael on one side – another bicycle enthusiast and a bird lover – he made us a beautiful calendar this year with photos of birds he had taken himself. Sarah on the other side – who always says nice things about our flowers out front and invites us round for prosecco – can’t ask for more than that!
The most famous person you’ve seen or met?
James Norton.. swoon.. and I’ve seen Micky Flanagan in Dulwich Park which was exciting.
Do you belong to any groups?
I’m a member of Alpha netball club – we sometimes train at Charter School and play matches on Saturdays.
Describe your perfect weekend?
Walks and wild swims in the wilderness and then pub grub with friends – maybe throw a vineyard tour in there – would be good to have some dancing if possible!
Coffee or tea? Where?
Coffee at Oru Space – I’m usually a flat white drinker but the cappuccinos at Oru are incredible – they do something clever with the chocolate!
If money was no object..
I currently do an office job part time and teach yoga part time – if money was no object, I would probably stop the office job and do loads more yoga trainings and teach yoga full time. One day!!
The book I’m reading at the moment..
Lord of the bows. It’s the second in the Conqueror series by Conn Igguldon. It’s a historical fiction book about the life of Ghenghis Khan. The first one in the series, Wolves of the Plains, was brilliant – definitely worth a read, and there is loads of them in the series so they’ll keep you going for ages.