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DIRECTORY OF LOCAL SERVICES OF SUPPORT…

As many of us know an accumulation of life’s day to day stresses and struggles can trigger emotional and mental ...

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THE QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE 2022 – WHAT’S HAPPENING LOCALLY…

🇬🇧 This year, The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of ...

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THE MAY LOWDOWN…

We’re still ploughing through the Easter chocolate even though May is here! There’s plenty happening this month and lots of ...

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EPSOM MARKET DAYS – MAY 2022

Alongside the regular Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (includes French stalls from UK-based traders) and Saturday markets, which host a range of ...

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9 GREAT PLACES TO SEE BLUEBELLS THIS SPRING…

The bluebell season varies a little every year depending on how the weather has behaved (not well at the moment!). ...

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EPSOM MARKET DAYS – April 2022…

Alongside the regular Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (includes French stalls from UK-based traders) and Saturday markets, which host a range of ...

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THE APRIL LOWDOWN…

The Easter holidays are almost upon us and there’s plenty to keep everyone occupied come rain or shine (including Easter ...

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BREAKFAST @ D’S COFFEE HOUSE #REVIEW…

The sun was shining, the trees were full of blossoms, the children had been dropped off at school, and my ...

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CLUBBING FOR THE OVER 55’S…

Many of you may not be aware of the Community & Wellbeing Centre located in Longmead. This unique facility offers ...

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EPSOM MARKET DAYS – SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE…

Epsom’s outdoor markets have become increasingly popular in the last few years. Lockdowns were somewhat of a catalyst for this, ...

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THE MARCH LOWDOWN…

The daffodils and crocuses are beginning to bloom and all remaining Covid restrictions in England have been lifted so it ...

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WHATS ON AT THE PLAYHOUSE: IN MARCH…

I was so excited when the team behind Vengeance: The Demise of Oscar Wilde asked me to come and see the ...

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DID YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT FUNKY SHOP IN EWELL VILLAGE?…

There is a hidden gem within Ewell Village, No. 7 West street to be exact and it’s by far one ...

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GETTING ARTY IN EPSOM AND EWELL…

“I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint” – Frida Kahlo This was the first thing ...

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CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH WEEK…

This week has been Childrens Mental Health Week a week created by Place2be, this year the theme has been Growing ...

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LOCAL ITALIAN RESTAURANTS TO VISIT THIS VALENTINE’S…

All you need is love… and Italian food (I hope that you sung that)! It is believed, by many, that ...

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THE FEBRUARY LOWDOWN…

The darker days of January are over and we’re now into the month of love, half-term and Imbolc (!?). Imbolc’s ...

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LOCAL CHINESE RESTAURANTS TO VISIT THIS CHINESE NEW YEAR…

Tuesday, 1st of February is Chinese New Year (aka Lunar New Year) and marks the start of the year of ...

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SOMEWHERE TO JUMP OR CLIMB OR BOTH THIS HALF TERM…

Jump in Esher opened just last month and the venue has a mix of trampolining, soft play or climbing sessions. ...

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WORRYING ABOUT MONEY? THERE IS SUPPORT FOR YOU IN EPSOM & EWELL…

On Thursday 27th January a new initiative from the Epsom & Ewell Foodbank & IFAN (Independent Food Aid Network) will ...

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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE – TOP 8 PICKS @ THE EPSOM PLAYHOUSE…

Happy New Year! 🎉 If you’re anything like me, you’ll be keen to fill up the diary in 2022. Epsom ...

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LAST CHANCE TO SEE THIS ‘TALE AS OLD AS TIME’…

Having not grown up in the UK with the panto tradition, I was initially quite nervous about attending my first ...

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6 LOCAL FESTIVE SHOWS TO BOOK NOW…

Wow, December already! If you’ve left it a bit late to book some family festive activities over the coming weeks ...

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THE DECEMBER LOWDOWN – CHRISTMAS EDIT…

The countdown has officially begun! The community made the best of the situation last year, but it’s wonderful to have ...

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PIANO AND PILATES – EWELL 121 SESSION #REVIEW…

Last week I had the pleasure of having a one to one Pilates session with Nadine Andre in her lovely ...

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STRONGER BODIES EPSOM BOOTCAMP #REVIEW…

Last Saturday morning my choices of things to do were bootcamp or tidying the house, I chose bootcamp and I’m ...

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CHILD PHYSIOTHERAPY @ THE BODYFIX CLINIC #REVIEW…

On Saturday Morning I had the pleasure of taking my 7 year old Harry to the Body Fix Clinic in ...

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THE NOVEMBER LOWDOWN…

The clocks have gone back, the nights are drawing in and it feels like we’re well on the march to ...

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HALF TERM SNACK ALERT – SNACKZILLA #REVIEW…

Marieke, a Surrey-based mum, brings us Snackzilla.  Marieke noticed a gap in the market for fun healthier snacks for children ...

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GET STYLED RIGHT #REVIEW….

One Sunny Friday afternoon in October, Dee and I had the pleasure of visiting the Surrey based Styled Right “head ...

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OCTOBER LOWDOWN – HALLOWEEN EVENTS AND MORE…

My children were talking about Halloween before they’d even gone back to school! It’s definitely a big deal and all ...

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OPEN DAYS & EVENINGS FOR LOCAL STATE SECONDARY SCHOOLS…

The transition between primary and secondary schools can be a difficult and challenging time for parents and children. Open evenings ...

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PRIDE IN SURREY…

This year marks the 52nd anniversary of Pride.  Pride is a celebration which educates all and connects the LGTBQ+ community ...

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CHRISTMAS PANTO @ THE EPSOM PLAYHOUSE…

Panto is back in 2021! It was such a delight to recently meet the fantastic cast behind the latest Epsom ...

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VENGEANCE: THE DEMISE OF OSCAR WILDE @ THE EPSOM PLAYHOUSE…

Growing up, I was surrounded by the work of Oscar Wilde, without ever really realising it. I was slightly obsessed ...

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THE ESHER THEATRE, WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT…

Last week we had the pleasure of attending the opening of the new Esher Theatre, situated just off Esher High ...

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LOCAL FAMILY EVENT, FEASTYFEST IS BACK…

After a break last year due to the pandemic FeastyFest (the self proclaimed largest food festival you’ve ever heard of!) ...

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THE SEPTEMBER LOWDOWN…

I can’t believe September is here. My inbox is full of back to school emails and my attention has turned ...

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FREE PLACES TO VISIT IN LONDON WITH CHILDREN…

Having London on our doorstep is one of the many things I love about where we live. There is lots ...

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13 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH AND FITNESS…

Gosh what an 18 months we have had?!  For some it’s given time to focus on health and fitness for ...

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IT’S RAINING IT’S RAINING – SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES TO GET YOU THROUGH..

As we all know it hasn’t been the hottest of summers this year.  With many families choosing to not go ...

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10 PERFECT PUBS IN EPSOM, EWELL AND SURROUNDS YOU CAN PITCH UP TO WITH YOUR POOCH…

We have 3 dogs and its important to us that they are included in our daily lives, we love nothing ...

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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN AND AROUND THE AREA – AUGUST PART 1

Well it looks like the weather will get worse before it gets better, but it wouldn’t be a British summer ...

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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN AND AROUND THE AREA – INTO AUGUST…

The school holidays are in full swing; I can’t believe we’re heading into August already. I hope it’s all going ...

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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN AND AROUND THE AREA – JULY PART 3

Looking for what’s happening in August? then pop over here . School’s out for summer! Thankfully there’s plenty on to keep ...

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