Shop Local in Lewes this Christmas with #lewes4xmas

Did Black Friday make you feel just a little bit sick? I have never, until this year, heard the term and now that I write copy for a major high street furniture and homeware retailer, I was hearing it all week before the actual day arrived. But I can honestly say I went nowhere near […]

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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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Charleston for Children: Special Kids Tours of a Special House this Half Term

I’m excited – but also gutted. Charleston contacted me earlier this week to tell me they’re doing special children’s tours of the house during half term week. I would love to do this with my son, but we are away or he’s in clubs while I work. Boo. If anyone goes, you must let me know what […]

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Guilt Be Gone! And Ice Cream on Eastbourne Beach

Whether from friends or from those who guess that Little Lewes is my blog, I sometimes hear remarks such as ‘your life looks so idyllic’ – or worse, ‘your blog makes me feel so guilty, you do so much stuff with your kids’. So here’s a quick post to put that to rest. Now don’t fear, I am not getting defensive […]

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Meetings with Remarkable Trees: Sheffield Park and Garden, East Sussex

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post on rainy day ideas, I have been wanting to publish this post for the past 10 days, but have been too sad to put pen to paper because I couldn’t look at the pictures of that sparkling Sunday before last when it’s been so soggy since. It’s not raining today (yet), so forge […]

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RAIN! Wet Weather Things to Do With Kids in and Near Lewes

The blog has been silent for a week, which these days is a bit unusual. You’re probably not wondering why, but I’ll tell you anyway: it’s because it’s raining. Yes, I am one of those people who becomes quite severely demotivated in every way by wet weather, so no, I am not that suited to […]

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Walks from Lewes: Landport Bottom

My my, what a month of firsts September has been. There was the Duke of Yorks/Duke’s at Komedia weekend cinematic Kids’ Club. Then there was the Half Moon in Plumpton. And this past weekend, there was Landport Bottom. Yes really. Five years. And we’ve never done this simple little leg stretch around one of Lewes’s […]

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