Author: Clare Herriot

Something about charity shopping

Friday Flashback – Written in 2015 Today is ‘what I call’ my High Street day. Having worked for Chislehurst Youth For Christ for almost 9 years, managing the 2gether charity shop, the trustees have recently allowed me one day a week to fulfill my other roles on the High Street. For some time I have…
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November 27, 2018 0

Something about Lindy Lou

  As many of my friends know – I love cafes, you will often find me supping tea in some of Chislehurst’s cafes and tea shops or trying somewhere new further afield. Today was no exception, a good friend had enthused about a relatively new tea room in Crayford. Yes Crayford, over the A20 and…
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November 21, 2018 0

Something about Whitstable

  Not long ago I received an email from David Souter. David lives with his wife Carole here in Chislehurst but his family has a home in Whitstable. With the rise and fall of the Great British High Street I was keen to find out the success story of Whitstable and if there is anything…
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November 15, 2018 0

Meet Tom Armstrong

  Friday Flasback – An article to inspire young people to follow their dreams. I would like to introduce you to Tom Armstrong.  I met him last summer and promised myself I would pop back for a cup of tea as I found his story inspiring for young people entering the world of work. We…
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September 14, 2018 0

Something about Broadway Market

  For a few months now I have had Broadway Market on my list of places to visit; I was intrigued to know how a high street in the heart of Hackney can have such a pull for someone to travel by train, tube, bus and foot for over an hour to check it out!…
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August 13, 2018 0

Something about Hastings

  It’s Monday. The sun is out and I am faced with two choices: either I stay at home, sweep the garden and then catch up on chores or take a train to somewhere new. The forecast for later in the week is cloudy so I have no choice but to hop on the train…
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August 13, 2018 0

Something about Bermondsey Street

  I have a new love in my life, I have rediscovered the joy of visiting London and now eagerly venture somewhere new every week. This week was no exception as I had been recommended to go and see the White Cube, a large gallery / exhibition space, in Bermondsey Street near London Bridge. Coming…
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August 2, 2018 0

Thinking, talking and changing lives. Who gets your vote?

  Mention politics and my mind goes to mush. Mention community and collaboration, and it’s like lighting the touch paper; I become animated and chatty. So when I arranged to meet Sara Hyde for lunch, in the back streets of Kings Cross, I was a little nervous as to what we would talk about. I…
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April 23, 2018 2

Chris Orange takes food, landscape and travel photography to another level.

From Canon 550d to Canon 5DSR in 5 short years, Chris Orange takes food, landscape and travel photography to another level. It’s been just 5 years since Chris Orange embarked on a new adventure in his career: going solo in the world of photography. Meeting Chris in a trendy cinema coffee shop in Soho, I…
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March 14, 2018 0

Getting started with social media

  It’s hard to believe that social media as we know it, wasn’t around 20 years ago. Apparently, the first social media site, Six Degrees, was created in 1997 and YouTube not until 2005! We have seen the social media landscape change drastically over the last few years and it will continue to grow and…
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January 19, 2018 1