A Book for Christmas: Beautiful Illustrated Version of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' (With Special LL Discount at Bags of Books, Lewes)

Here’s a post raving about ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ as if it’s the next big thing. You think I’m mad as a box of frogs – it’s not 1997 for Pete’s sake (yes it seriously was published nearly 20 years ago…). Don’t worry, like anyone literate who has a pulse, I’ve read and marvelled over […]

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Easy Camping and Good-for-Them Pizza

A couple of weekends back some girlfriends and I took our kids to Canfields, a Feather Down Farm in Horsham, West Sussex, for a weekend of ‘glamping’ (I dread this word, as I mentioned in my post 18 months or so ago about Mount Harry near Lewes, so as then I would rather here describe it as […]

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Review, Interview and GIVEAWAY: Will Mabbit, author of 'The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones', interviewed by daughter Tilly Brookes

Post update 26 Aug 2015: Congratulations to Nicola Furner, Natasha Caughey and Lorna Stagg for winning a copy each of Will Mabbitt’s ‘The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones’. Enjoy it!  Big news: two weeks ago a BIG story about a little girl who is ‘NOT SCARED of ANYTHING!’ was published. The little girl is Mabel Jones, […]

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year at Brighton Museum, East Sussex

Hand’s up who loves the open-air exhibition at the Natural History Museum, of the blown-up images from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year? Me to! So I was pleased when an email from Brighton Museum arrived, asking if we’d like to come and see the photographs right there. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is co-owned […]

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Guest Post: Nancy Meiland's 'Smell Collecting' Activity – or a Whiffy Wander Around Lewes

Perfumier and trained nose Nancy Meiland is a great friend of mine and, I’m lucky to say, one of my clients. At the tail end of last year she launched her beautiful, high-in-naturals perfume brand, Nancy Meiland Parfums, with a first collection called Paper Leaf. In response to her careful and considered brief, I developed her brand’s tone of […]

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Lunch with Your Bunch: Marmalade, Kemptown, Brighton

As I mentioned in my post about the Giles Leisure hot tub/swim spa (have you entered the comp yet?), my son broke a limb in November. We’ve spent a bit of time at the (fabulous) Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton, because it turns out bones heal slower in winter due to children absorbing less […]

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