Featured

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

Autumn at The Albany

Fantastic family theatre, activities and entertainment in South East London. Autumn at The Albany The Albany and Canada Water Theatre’s autumn season of events features a huge range of family-friendly shows for families with kids aged 6 months to … [Read more...]

School of Thought

Are you thinking about your children's next educational steps? I know I am. We have Secondary schools and the 11+ to think about along with a preschool to consider for our three. So if you too have a big educational move coming up and would like to … [Read more...]

Residents Get A Bigger Win

Great news for East Greenwich residents as after a long run of local opposition to the Enderby Cruise Terminal, the site has now been bought by Criterion Capital, the owner of the famous Trocadero in Piccadilly and the Odeon Leicester Square, with new … [Read more...]

June is SANDS Month

Every day in the UK, 15 babies die during pregnancy, at birth or shortly afterwards*  This may be a surprising fact to most and maybe it is because this is a tragedy that many people who have gone through don’t talk about. Preferring to hold onto … [Read more...]

Lost Socks Day

Socks. We like to believe there is a secret place in the universe where our missing socks run wild and free.  No longer bonded by their partners, they are able to enjoy the good life of finally being single.  This secret world has a magical portal in our … [Read more...]

Magical Education at Faraday Prep

As landmarks go, it doesn’t get much quirkier than the lighthouse at Trinity Buoy Wharf. This iconic tower will be a familiar site to visitors to the O2 and to anyone in need of a traditional burger (there is an original American Diner at the foot of the … [Read more...]

Empowering Girls of the Future

I am the mother of two exceptional nine-year-old girls. It's my greatest blessing but also my biggest Challenge. Trying every day to empower and guide them both so that they grow up fearless and mighty has opened my eyes and beliefs on how we treat women … [Read more...]

Be A Half Term Hero

Now it's February the days should be getting longer, the weather will be brighter and the early daffodils will be popping their heads above ground. You'll, however, (me included) will be faced with half term. So flex your Wonder Woman muscles and glide … [Read more...]

Check into Club Duvet

The Festival of Sleep Day is for people, i.e. parents like you and me or anyone really who would like to get some “shut eye” and relaxation after the Christmas holidays. With all the craziness of Christmas shopping, presents, kitchen mayhem and the New … [Read more...]

Let The October Half Term Battle Begin

Tin hats at the ready as we find ourselves heading straight into the October half-term holidays. Again... It's usually this holiday and the February half term that creeps up on me. You, of course, may be wondering how I let this happen, given that we … [Read more...]

Family Local Fireworks Displays

Not sure whether to stay in or go out to an organised display? Listed below are some of the best local options across this weekend and beyond. As locals, who have grown up and lived in South London all our lives, these in our opinion are the best … [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...]

Celebrate Harvest Festival

This year Harvest Festival falls on September 23rd. Traditionally It was a time to celebrate all that God had provided for that year. It is a worldwide celebration of all the fantastic food that has grown on the land and is one of the oldest traditions we … [Read more...]

Top Tips For Selling Your Home.

Have you fallen out of love with your home? Maybe you've added one child too many or need to move to be within your chosen school catchment area. Perhaps you just need a change of scenery? Whatever the reason may be, getting your home ready for sale … [Read more...]

International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Ahoy, Mateys! Wednesday 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!   This is a great day to get all our inner pirate out. Grab your eye patch and your sword and get ready for an adventure! So, how do we celebrate this amazing day?   Here … [Read more...]

First Day Jitters for Parents

First Day Jitters... It’s the first day of school for your child and you may be surprised to find that you may be (if not more) than a little nervous. It is almost like it is your first day of school. But you are not alone hundreds of parents up and down … [Read more...]

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 Academisation

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...]