'Constructing Childhood' and Tinybop's quiet apps

At the start of this year, whilst wandering around the Internet work evading, I came across the inspiring and insightful talk that Tinybop founder Raul Gutierrez gave at Creative Mornings New York in January as part of a series of talks themed around childhood. His was entitled ‘Constructing Childhood’ and from it I gleaned rather a lot of wisdom.

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All Rain, No Pain PART 2: Drusillas Park, near Lewes, East Sussex

The sun is finally with us, but we live in the UK so let’s not get ahead of ourselves. It’s March, not July. Not wishing to be the bearer of any sort of gloom, but it is spring, and rain is still a probable part of our lives. I promised a three-post series of good […]

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Living History: Newhaven Fort

A couple of weekends back, my history-buff mother-in-law came to stay from the North. This was the perfect opportunity to visit Newhaven Fort for the first time. And her stay also coincided with their ‘Living History’ weekend. I contacted Newhaven Fort and they kindly gave my family tickets. But as ever, this will be an […]

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Wildlife Jack's Top 10 Tips for Bug Hunting and Animal Tracking with Kids

Planning on exploring one or all of the three Lewes bug hunting spots recommended by the Kellies in their Perfect Guests post yesterday? You’ll need Wildlife Jack’s Top 10 Tips for Bug Hunting with Kids. 1. Bugs like it damp and dark. So look for areas with lots of rotting timber and nooks and crannies. […]

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Natural Play: Ringwood Toll, Sheffield Park and Garden

I grew up in the Far East. Each summer we would escape August’s blistering heat, and come home to England. My sister and I lived for things like Sheffield Park and Garden’s play trail. You couldn’t be anywhere else in a wood like this. It is quintessentially English. If you’ve read my post about Groombridge Place, you’ll […]

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