Mooching Around: Shoreham-by-Sea, East Sussex

Sometimes it’s nice just to go somewhere for a potter – without an activity or agenda in mind. When I published the post about Shoreham Airport a few months back – before the horrific disaster as its air show over the summer – the director of the Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft (I know, […]

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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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Guest Post: Doupage an Art Tray – Easy Craft 'Makes' for Kids by The Artworks

A couple of months back I asked the Clare and Julie of The Artworks, which holds Lewes-based art and craft holiday workshops, if they’d like to become regular guest posters on Little Lewes. They agreed! If you missed their first ‘make’, it was for weaving what they call a ‘Wonder Box’ and it’s here. Welcome back Clare and […]

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Guest Post: Nancy Meiland's 'Smell Collecting' Activity – or a Whiffy Wander Around Lewes

Perfumier and trained nose Nancy Meiland is a great friend of mine and, I’m lucky to say, one of my clients. At the tail end of last year she launched her beautiful, high-in-naturals perfume brand, Nancy Meiland Parfums, with a first collection called Paper Leaf. In response to her careful and considered brief, I developed her brand’s tone of […]

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Guest Post: Weave a Wonder Box – Easy Craft 'Makes' for Kids by The Artworks

I’m so excited to start what’s going to be a new Little Lewes partnership with The Artworks, a playful, inspiring holiday and half term art activity club for kids run by Julie McLaren and Clare O’leary (see bottom of post for all the details of this half term’s planned fun!). My older son has done a couple […]

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Sussex Coastal Culture Trail: The De La Warr Pavilion and Beach at Bexhill-on-Sea (And the Upcoming 'Ladybird by Design' Exhibition)

Weren’t the few days of crisp sunshine between Christmas and New Year such a respite from the sedentary, food-filled few days either side? Charged with energy by the orangey sunshine and sharp focus of everything, my very dear friend (and mother of my sometimes-daughters), and I headed down to Bexhill-on-Sea with our children, leaving our other halves […]

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Free and Easy: Shoreham (or Brighton City) Airport, Shoreham, West Sussex

Shoreham Airport – now rebranded Brighton City Airport – is one of my top free recommends. Twenty minutes’ or so drive up the A27, it’s a super easy jaunt, and one that’s great if you want to just blow away the cobwebs for an hour, rather than have a whole day’s activity. This past weekend, when there was […]

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