COMPETITION: 14 Christmas Books to Borrow for Your Own Book Advent Calendar

Congratulations to Little Lewes reader (and my friend) Sophie Cameron, who won 14 books to borrow for her kids’ Christmas advent calendar! A little over a year ago I wrote a blog post about alternative advent calendar ideas. The one that people seemed to latch on to – as did I – was the Christmas book […]

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How to Pocket Free Money for Your Kids

Bit of a curveball post this, but its title is no joke. It’s about something called KidStart and I’ve long wanted to write a recommendation of it, because there’s no trickery and no small print and no catches: it is, plain and simple, actual free money for your children. Basically, KidStart is an online portal that you sign up for […]

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Warmest Christmas Wishes to You

And so that time of year has come around finally. I feel like I’ve been blogging about Christmas for weeks (well I have, since the end of October – sorry!). Now it’s time to down tools and enjoy time with my husband and our boys. I don’t think anyone will be wanting to read my waffle over […]

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Colouring In for Christmas

There are just two more days until Christmas, so although this is a little late, it’s still relevant! The lovely Marcus Walters, illustrator and graphic artist extraordinaire, today sent me two ‘Colour In Christmas Sacks‘ as a thank-you for the couple of times I’ve pointed you in his direction on this blog, via posts about Popsicle and […]

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Easy Kids Christmas Craft: Handmade Cocktail Coasters

Let’s all admit what Christmas is really about: drinking. So last week when my sometimes-daughter was over, we made some (VERY SIMPLE) coasters. A cinch to make after school, these Fimo-and-glitter beauties will lift the festive fog from too much grog, and add a little charm to that glass of champagne (you know, the one your hangover’s telling […]

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