Pubs with Playgrounds: The Half Moon, Plumpton, East Sussex

Honestly, you can kill me now. You will not believe it: until two weeks ago, we had NEVER been to the Half Moon in Plumpton, near Ditchling. And next month we will have lived in Lewes for five years. We simply should know better.

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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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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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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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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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