Christmas: My Lewes Wishlist

If you’re anything like me, you spend the 24 days of December leading up to the big one on the 25th thinking about what everyone else wants – what to get for the children, Aunty Mary, even your father-in-law (that shouldn’t really be your job, but somehow it is). But if you’re anything like me, […]

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Keeping Your Kitchen Cool: Anna Jones's 'Practise of Quick, Calm Cooking'

Anna Jones is a goddess. She turned me into a vegetarian in March this year and I’ve never looked back. So, having lived on the recipes from her first book ‘A Modern Way to Eat‘, I was sooooo excited for the July release of her second book ‘A Modern Way to Cook‘. The book breaks […]

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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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My Holiday Reads (If I Can Sit Down Long Enough)

So the holidays are near enough now to think about things like insurance, currency, airport parking and…reading! This is the FIRST YEAR in SEVEN that there is a faint possibility my husband and I may be able to sit on a pair of sun loungers and ACTUALLY READ A WHOLE PAGE, nigh perhaps even a […]

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year at Brighton Museum, East Sussex

Hand’s up who loves the open-air exhibition at the Natural History Museum, of the blown-up images from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year? Me to! So I was pleased when an email from Brighton Museum arrived, asking if we’d like to come and see the photographs right there. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is co-owned […]

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Pubs with Playgrounds: The Barley Mow, Selmeston, East Sussex

Usually when I write about pubs with playgrounds, they’re about the food as much as the kid-friendly aspect. But in the beautiful weather we’ve been having, sometimes it’s just as nice to know about one that’s a perfect pitstop for a quiet drink on the way back from the beach.

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