Lunch with Your Bunch: Mister Magnolia's, Ditchling, East Sussex

Whenever we go to Little Museum Visitors at Ditchling Museum, we head to Mister Magnolia’s for lunch. It’s relatively new and is named for the marvellous single-shoed protagonist of Quentin Blake’s book of the same name. The guy with sisters who play the flute, an enormous pet ‘brute’ and owls who have lost their hoot. (We’re impressed […]

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Party, Party! With Bags of Books and Leigh Hodgkinson

We went to the Bags of Books Summer Party this morning. Turning up a little on the tardy side (sorry to all those we interrupted on the way in) for children’s author and illustrator Leigh Hodgkinson’s event. She centred this around her new book ‘Troll Swap’. Leigh lives in Lewes and is the illustrator of […]

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In Town: The Buttercup Café, Lewes

We all know that Lewes is famous for its great cafés. Even shops that aren’t cafés have cafés. But my first ‘In Town’ post about a Lewes café has to be about The Buttercup. Why? It’s the first one I ever visited in Lewes. So every time I go there it takes me back to a time that, […]

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The Garden at Flint Owl Bakery Café

The Flint Owl Bakery Café garden opened last week (209 High Street, Lewes; 01273 472 769). I went along to meet a friend and take a look. It has high walls, gravel to the ground and built-in ‘zoned’ seating areas made of larch that will beautifully weather to grey. One of these areas is very low, so kid-friendly. Sitting […]

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Perfect Guests: Sarah Dyer's Hove

I’ve devised a new section called Perfect Guests. This will be a series of guest posts, in which people who do something with or for children as a job (and who I like, or like the sound of) give me the lowdown on their perfect day or activity. With their child/ren if they have any. […]

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