Charleston for Children: Special Kids Tours of a Special House this Half Term

I’m excited – but also gutted. Charleston contacted me earlier this week to tell me they’re doing special children’s tours of the house during half term week. I would love to do this with my son, but we are away or he’s in clubs while I work. Boo. If anyone goes, you must let me know what […]

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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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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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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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