A wise woman once said: “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members, a heart of grace and a soul generated by love.” Coretta Scott King
South east London blog is an independent cultural and creative space. Founded in 2013 as the original @lovehernehill, the blog has evolved organically as one of south-east London’s leading websites. We bring you news, reviews and #SpotlightOn features on culture, food and drink, community and lifestyle.
The @SELondonBlog is courtesy of typographer and street artist @lionel_stanhope.
Rosanna Head, Editor in Chief – Rosanna started #SELondonBlog in 2013 and has since attracted a wide range of followers from the local community and beyond. Rosanna is a public relations and communications specialist. She was a visiting student on the freelance and travel writing course at the London School of Journalism in 2016. A health and wellness fiend, Rosanna has studied cooking for health and is now studying a diploma in nutritional therapy. She is a practicing #yogi often found in a 34 degree room at Breeze Yoga in Beckenham, and loves to take part in the weekly ParkRun at Crystal Palace park. Rosanna is a free spirit, loves the outdoors and likes to travel, she also contributes as a freelance journalist to the international travel and lifestyle website Destination Delicious. She is passionate about the power of community and the beauty of culture and sustainability.
Julie Bird, Freelance Contributor – Julie is a retired professional who has worked for many years in NHS Mental Health Services, as well as in research and education. Julie is now working as a therapist in private practice, and has a particular interest in bereavement support. She has written a number of papers and book chapters focussing on the relationship between spiritual well-being and mental and emotional health. Her passions include reading, museums, gardening, is a self-confessed tea snob and enjoys cooking. Her Christmas cake is second to none.
Steve Wingrove, Creative Contributor – Steve has a love of the outdoors, health and wellness and photography. Steve is a first Assistant Director on TV, films and promos. In his spare time can be found flinging a shuttlecock sky high at the weekly Badminton team practice at Crystal Palace Sports Ground. Steve is a bit of a coffee snob and foodie and is always on the look out for new places to try. He is our resident photographer.
Claire Foster, freelance contributor and parenting hack – Having lived in South London all her life, Claire is a Dulwich dweller and the mother of one year old Arthur. Passionate about parenting, PR, pilates, pabulum, puppies and paying it forward, Claire sits on the Corporate Engagement Board for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and was the Vice President for Women in PR for the past four years. Policy, strategy and sustainability are in her genes with her father a local London councillor, but to relax, you might find her with a margarita or whiskey, reminiscing about laying on the beach in Antigua, dancing at a local festival/gig or indulging the latest Netflix documentary.
Annabel Jeffcoate, exercise professional, Pilates practitioner and holistic health coach. Specialising in women’s movement, confidence and health
Annabel specialises in creating exercise routines to harmonise the body, destress and build confidence for the high achieving female with a busy lifestyle. Passionate about empowering women to live confidently by understanding their body as a unique individual. As the Founding Owner of YourStyle Health and Confidence Coaching for Women, the YourStylers empower one another to live confidently as their authentic self and optimise their physical and emotional wellbeing to feel fitter, healthier, happier and proud of their achievement each and every day.