Mooching Around: Shoreham-by-Sea, East Sussex

Sometimes it’s nice just to go somewhere for a potter – without an activity or agenda in mind. When I published the post about Shoreham Airport a few months back – before the horrific disaster as its air show over the summer – the director of the Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft (I know, […]

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Springtime yeah! Grange Gardens Teas is OPEN!

I have to break my silence again for the blog’s Lewes readers. Look, look, look! It opened up again last Friday! The tea hatch in Southover Grange Gardens is ready and waiting to keep you going with (real china) pots of tea and the world’s best carrot cake, while you watch over your bairns slurping Mini Milks as they […]

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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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The Magic of Choosing and Cutting Your Own Christmas Tree at Wilderness Wood, Sussex

I adore Christmas trees. I adore them for two reasons: first, I grew up in the Far East and real Christmas trees were something very very special because they had to stand in such an alien environment. They were imported and extortionate and a few times we went fake. But with a father from the Nordic countries, more often […]

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