Little Lewes on a Big Adventure

This is just a short post to say: so long, pals! No, I don’t mean to sound so glib, I’ll give you a bit more than that: there won’t be anything new appearing on Little Lewes for the next three weeks. This afternoon myself and my little family are gliding off – or rather leaving on a jet […]

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Beachcoming at Birling Gap + Reviewing Project Jelly's Shoes

A great day happened to us by total accident a couple of weeks ago and quite by accident it ended up being the moment my boys reviewed Project Jelly’s bright, practical jelly shoes. I had contacted the shoes’ creator Natalie Collier about taking two pairs on holiday – one donated, one paid for. A couple of years ago she […]

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Top 10 Things to Do This Summer In and Near Lewes with Kids

So this week school breaks up and we’re officially IN the summer. YAY! To celebrate, here’s a little round-up of the 10 unmissable things I suggest you do in and near Lewes this summer. All pictures click through to the relevant post. Please bear in mind that some facts may be out of date and are only correct […]

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A Moomin Great Celebration of Tove Jansson's 100th Anniversary

This year is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Tove Jansson, the author and illustrator of the eccentric, magical and beloved Moomintroll books. Both in her native Finland and around the world, there are events, exhibitions and reprints and new editions of her beloved books.

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Unisex or Unique – Buying for Baby (and Child) in Lewes, East Sussex

Our little town is well known for its independent spirit – and also for its independent shops. I personally make a real effort to buy from the High Street, or from Lewes folk, when it comes to presents. Of course it’s a supportive and green way to buy, but it’s also because the stuff available […]

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The Moving On Parade Comes to Town Tomorrow!

Well, I am feeling quite dumb. It is VERY late in the day for this post, which should have reminded you probably a few days ago that Patina’s Moving On Parade takes place tomorrow. But I’m doing it now anyhow…

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SERIES: Let's All Look at Some Blogs // Fashion, Interiors, Design

I guess you’ve noticed by now that I am blogging about some things beyond ‘things to do with kids in and near Lewes’. This is because I have to maintain my interest in blogging to keep blogging, but also because I have some interests outside my children and my town. Most of the posts beyond my […]

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