#GirlsDayOut2: how to be beautiful in Croydon

Posted on January 30th, by Josi Kiss in Culture. 9 comments

A bunch of former Croydonians go in search of pampering, CR0 style

Meeting old friends you’ve not seen in a while is both a delight and, if you are the reunion organiser, daunting, as I explained in my recent article, #GirlsDayOut. it’s even more terrifying if you’re worried that perhaps – but hopefully not too often – there’ll be an awkward lull in conversation… that point at which … Read More »



#GirlsDayOut: what happened when a bunch of ex-Croydonians came home and hit town?

Posted on December 15th, by Josi Kiss in Culture. 5 comments

Nowadays, when old Croydonians come home, there’s a lot of change to be catching up with

One thing about being a kid coming from the glory of the Cronx is that you, and many of your school friends, will have left town after school and lived far and wide for years. Some, like me, later returned for good, while others head back every few years for a fleeting glimpse … Read More »



Forward, guerrilla gardeners of Croydon!

Posted on April 3rd, by Josi Kiss in Culture. 1 Comment

Down in the urban jungle of Croydon’s parks and gardens, something is stirring

An influx of new, local blood has flowed into the volunteer ‘Friends’ groups who support and maintain Croydon’s parks and community gardens over the last twelve months – and it’s turned them guerrilla.

The Oxford English Dictionary defines a guerrilla force as ‘a small independent group taking part in irregular fighting, typically against large, regular forces’. That’s … Read More »