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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In town: Popsicle, The Needlemakers, Lewes

I’m popping with excitement about Popsicle! It’s the new little shop of the lovely Sharon Makgill and thank goodness she’s open because NEXT WEEK it’s Father’s Day. You might remember I did a sort of Lewes High Street edit of suggested Father’s Day gifting last year. Well, this year I’ve not the time – either for the post […]

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Christmas Window Wonderlands in Lewes

Christmas is most definitely here! There are windows of wonder all over Lewes. For me Christmas arrived at the start of this week, when the Christmas window popped up at 25 Landsdown Place. I wrote a few months back about how I like the way people on that street in Lewes use their windows as […]

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Party, Party! With Bags of Books and Leigh Hodgkinson

We went to the Bags of Books Summer Party this morning. Turning up a little on the tardy side (sorry to all those we interrupted on the way in) for children’s author and illustrator Leigh Hodgkinson’s event. She centred this around her new book ‘Troll Swap’. Leigh lives in Lewes and is the illustrator of […]

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Our First Event at Bags of Books

Well, we went to our first event at Bags of Books last Saturday. The one in which Sarah Dyer read from the latest book she’s illustrated, ‘Bear’s Best Friend‘. The place was packed! Which was great to see, because when researching my ‘In Town‘ post on the shop, they said that their events are carefully […]

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Five for Father's Day: Gifts from Lewes High Street

My dad thinks Father’s Day is a Hallmark holiday. And my husband thinks it’s daft to eat out when everything will be rammed and pricey. (Although if I took to him to one of our favourite pubs with playgrounds (post to come) he wouldn’t complain). So on Father’s Day, in a sense I’m off the […]

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In Town: Bags of Books, Lewes

I have a special affection for children’s bookshops. As a girl who grew up to be a writer, I was obsessed with books as a child. My dad nurtured this obsession and I still get a thrill when I go into a bookshop – especially an independent. So in honour of my obsession, the first […]

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