Throughout the entire process of putting this issue together, we have been shrouded by uncertainty – will the print presses still be operating and will schools still be open to distribute the magazine? If you are reading this, you can assume our worries were all unfounded and everything went to plan!
What a crazy time it is; there isn’t a family or business unaffectedin some way by this pandemic. The Headteacher at one of our distributing schools, Herne Hill School, has contributed a piece outlining just how different school life is this term and will probably continue to be for some time to come (page 36). School Open Days as we know them are a thing of the past - for the moment anyway. Most schools are doing virtual show-rounds and some are offering personal or one-to-one tours and meetings (page 38).
Through all of this, many things have had to evolve, including our much-loved Christmas Fairs. I, for one, will hugely miss the chance to do a one-stop-shop in the local church halls. Luckily a few have gone virtual so we can shop online from a selection of the fabulous independent traders that we would normally have seen behind stalls. More information can be found on our What’s On (pages 6-7) and What’s New pages (pages 8-11).
With Family Events & Activities slightly lacking, our somewhat depleted What’s On Section has allowed for even more editorial in this issue. Lizzie Darby from Made the Edit, a local independent retailer, chats to us about life as a mother and business owner (page 14). Are you thinking of moving out of London - could Kent be an option? (page 18). Comedian and actress, Helen Lederer, talks about her latest venture (page 22) and Nutritional Therapist, Sam Bourne, gives us some tips on how to boost our immune system this Autumn (page 32).
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Hope you enjoy this issue!