A Book for Christmas: Beautiful Illustrated Version of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' (With Special LL Discount at Bags of Books, Lewes)

Here’s a post raving about ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ as if it’s the next big thing. You think I’m mad as a box of frogs – it’s not 1997 for Pete’s sake (yes it seriously was published nearly 20 years ago…). Don’t worry, like anyone literate who has a pulse, I’ve read and marvelled over […]

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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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Kids Gifts + Stocking Fillers (+ Perhaps Something For You) from Scout & Co, With a Special 15% LL Discount For Christmas

Scout & Co is an online destination for beautiful, design-led products for both kids and adults. It furnishes the under sixes with very tasty threads, and stylish toys that are the antithesis of our disposable culture. It’s run by three mothers, who have six children under the age of five between them (lawks!) and one of them, […]

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Waiting Time: HEMA, Victoria Station, London

You’ve run across London to get the 19.16 and missed it by two seconds. You’ve got half an hour to kill but want to avoid indulging in the cans of pre-mixed pina colada and imitation Whispas in M&S for the journey. I know, hard to know where next to shift your focus.

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Colouring In for Christmas

There are just two more days until Christmas, so although this is a little late, it’s still relevant! The lovely Marcus Walters, illustrator and graphic artist extraordinaire, today sent me two ‘Colour In Christmas Sacks‘ as a thank-you for the couple of times I’ve pointed you in his direction on this blog, via posts about Popsicle and […]

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Shop Local in Lewes this Christmas with #lewes4xmas

Did Black Friday make you feel just a little bit sick? I have never, until this year, heard the term and now that I write copy for a major high street furniture and homeware retailer, I was hearing it all week before the actual day arrived. But I can honestly say I went nowhere near […]

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