Unisex or Unique – Buying for Baby (and Child) in Lewes, East Sussex

Our little town is well known for its independent spirit – and also for its independent shops. I personally make a real effort to buy from the High Street, or from Lewes folk, when it comes to presents. Of course it’s a supportive and green way to buy, but it’s also because the stuff available […]

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Friday I'm in Love – With the Lewes Food Market

Today I feel like I’m on holiday. We’ve had a solid week of sun and every day apart from this one I’ve been cooped up indoors working. This morning the baby (OK toddler) and I were supposed to do a totally dull chore that we were suddenly relieved of. So we did what we rarely do […]

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Family Stays: 'Camping With a Kitchen' at Mount Harry House, near Lewes

For two years now, we’ve been meaning to go away for a weekend with two other families who also each have two young kids. This year it actually became possible and our ‘trip’ (if you can call it that!) happened the weekend before last. Just as we were mulling over where to go, a flier for […]

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Hello to Hello Kitty Secret Garden, Drusillas Park, East Sussex

I am excited to write this post, for the images alone. There is often a lot of softly filtered vintagey stuff on my blog, so it’s time to give it a kick of kitch. Anyone who has dipped into this blog will know that I have previously written a lengthy post about Drusillas Park in East Sussex. I […]

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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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Seven Tips For a Stay at The Rolling Downs with Small Kids

This is a follow-up to my very, very long post about our stay at The Rolling Downs, a pair of shepherd’s huts in the grounds of Bentley Country Park. If you haven’t seen it, you can read it here. Here are some things it’s worth considering if you’re planning a stay here with small children. […]

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Family Stays: A Weekend at The Rolling Downs Shepherds Hut

Two weeks ago during that cracking storm, we were nestled in a cosy wooden house on wheels. With our children. It was the larger of two handmade shepherd’s huts known as The Rolling Downs. These lie stationary in the wider grounds of Bentley Country Park. Now, I don’t mind telling you that we are not campers. We […]

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