Featured

A series of articles featuring people, places and/or organisations around the borough.

Independent Thinking

If you ask any family why they send their child to an independent school, they’ll most likely tell you its the teaching and academic standards or the outstanding facilities and opportunities, in and out of the classroom that drew them in. Maybe its the … [Read more...]

John Roan Ordered To Become an Academy

News reaches us that today that the John Roan School on Maze Hill, Greenwich, has been forced into academisation by the government. Greenwich council have said they are "disappointed".   Cllr Danny Thorpe, leader of Greenwich Council, confirmed … [Read more...]

How Can You Build Your Child’s Self Esteem

As parents, we know building our child's self-esteem is essential. Development specialists always tell us so. But, knowing it is important is not the same as knowing how to give your child a strong sense of self-worth. There is no easy strategy, but there … [Read more...]

Pale and Freckled: Skin Cancer Month

I came to terms with my colouring many years ago - I'm a redhead and proud. My skin, as my lovely old nan used to describe is like peaches and cream and covered in fairy footprints. I've also learnt the hard way to care for my skin and have burnt … [Read more...]

Take Easter like a Crack Commando

Easter Half Term...If your Parenting patience cracked as fast as those Chocolate Eggs, then take a look at our Easter Half Term roundup and take back your sanity and ability to pull magical events and activities out of the air for this Easter … [Read more...]

Exclusive: Johnny and Inel’s Kids Club comes to Greenwich!

Every Saturday the stars of CBBC’s The Johnny & Inel Show, All Over the Place and Dog Ate My Homework will be taking over at Up The Creek Comedy Club. Each week Johnny & Inel will present a jam-packed show featuring kid-friendly stand up comedy … [Read more...]

3 Reasons Mum Should Have A Hobby

Do you have a hobby? Mums these days are so very busy, and that's not to say that our mums and grandmothers were not so hard working. On the contrary, mums today, we've never had it so easy have we? Could you imagine dealing with three kids, norovirus and … [Read more...]

FREE OPEN DAY AT NEW PAULINE QUIRKE ACADEMY IN GREENWICH

FREE OPEN DAY AT NEW PAULINE QUIRKE ACADEMY IN GREENWICH The Pauline Quirke Academy is a weekend performing arts school providing tuition for children and young people aged 4-18. Students spend three hours with us, rotating through an hour-long … [Read more...]

“Clean Your Plate” Is Not Always The Way To Go For Healthy Kids

Like most parents, we want our children to be healthy and active, and we all know that children look to their parents to guide them and show them the way. However, not everything we learnt from our parents is what experts would consider being most … [Read more...]

Why foodbanks are so necessary

Sometimes all it takes is a can of beans to literally change someone's life. Our friends over at Conran Estates, have taken on a very admirable challenge this winter. Please read on and let Simon Hughes MD of Conran, explain how our lovely Greenwich … [Read more...]

This is not a test. Christmas is coming…

Although Christmas is still a few weeks away, now is actually the perfect time to sit down and start planning what needs doing and when. No matter if you’re entertaining for 4 or 44, right now you can write up menus and meal plans, get your kitchen … [Read more...]

Sing when you’re winning!

It has been a very exciting time working for Conran Estates this month. It is no secret that many of the public deem estate agency as an industry full of Charlatans. Whilst there are some of these Charlatan types operating in the agency world, it is the … [Read more...]

Let’s talk about breasts

Boobs, jugs, melons, hooters, pillows, gazongas, knockers, fun bags, honkers, baps. lung protectors, beach umbrellas, traffic stoppers! We all have them. Some small enough to fit in a champagne glass and some that need what a friend affectionately calls, … [Read more...]

7 signs you are a Jedi Parent

Every mother and father is a tough cookie in their way. Whether navigating day to day parenting, school runs and small babies. Or doing their best to keep and not lose their sanity. But how many of you knew you were a Jedi parent? So a long time ago in a … [Read more...]

Preparing your child for their first day at nursery!

We know that the first day at nursery is a big step for you and your little one, but we're with you every step of the way. Here’s a few things you can do to make your child’s first day at nursery that much easier for both of you - and hopefully … [Read more...]

Go on, what is yours worth? We’ve made valuing your home easy!

Having been in the business for nearing 18 years (our coming of age!), one thing remains true - everyone loves to know what his or her home is worth. After all, as the saying goes - an English man or woman’s' home, is their castle. Now, here at … [Read more...]

Top 5 Last Minute Healthy Christmas Gift Ideas

Good news: it’s Christmas on Sunday! Bad news: if you’ve got any pressies left to get you’ve got a matter of days left to sort them, less if you factor in the pesky postal strike! And while health and fitness might not be top of the agenda right … [Read more...]

Meltdown Moments: 5 Top Tips for Managing Tantrums

Although we love our little ones to bits, we can’t pretend they’re angels all of the time. Here are some creative strategies for managing tantrums when they (inevitably) happen. Reading time: 3 minutes. Anticipate and plan Does your child get … [Read more...]

The trials and tribulations of having young children in London

From navigating through crowds with a heavy buggy to dashing across boroughs for a nursery pick-up. No-one said having children in London would be easy. The commutes, long working hours and quick pace of life can be exhausting at the best of times, … [Read more...]

Easy Finance

We all know that when finance is freely available the housing market booms and when it is taken away, it suffers badly (i.e. The credit Crunch in 2008)! The mortgage arm of the business is presently experiencing record volumes of business, mainly due … [Read more...]