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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Art in the Woods: Cass Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood, West Sussex

What I have to share with you today, I am almost tempted to just do with pictures. Because I am so in love with my new discovery in Goodwood, West Sussex, I almost feel that words can’t do it justice. But this is me, Ms. Little Lewes, and if you’re a regular reader, you’ll know by […]

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Beachcoming at Birling Gap + Reviewing Project Jelly's Shoes

A great day happened to us by total accident a couple of weeks ago and quite by accident it ended up being the moment my boys reviewed Project Jelly’s bright, practical jelly shoes. I had contacted the shoes’ creator Natalie Collier about taking two pairs on holiday – one donated, one paid for. A couple of years ago she […]

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The Moving On Parade Comes to Town Tomorrow!

Well, I am feeling quite dumb. It is VERY late in the day for this post, which should have reminded you probably a few days ago that Patina’s Moving On Parade takes place tomorrow. But I’m doing it now anyhow…

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Open-Air Swimming, Playing, and Eating at Pells Pool, Lewes

So the time has finally come. We are REGULARS at The Pells Pool, Britain’s oldest-documented outdoor (and unheated) swimming pool. My five-year-old has literally not dipped a toe into its (admittedly-cool) waters since he was 18 months old, when I basically – cruelly – dunked him in on a day when it was kind of […]

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Rolling Along at Cuckmere Haven, East Sussex

I had to share a good little half-dayer cycling down to Cuckmere Haven, which we did a few weeks back. It’s nothing new to most (probably all) of you, but it’s the first time we got right down to the beach, so humour me.

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Three annual markers courtesy of The Grange, Lewes

Yes, yes, I’m back on the subject of Southover Grange Gardens. I promise that I will not post endless pictures of planted beds all summer long, tempted as I am to. But there are three markers in my year when it comes to the Grange: 1) When the tea hatch opens (scrap that, this is one […]

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