The Magic of Choosing and Cutting Your Own Christmas Tree at Wilderness Wood, Sussex

I adore Christmas trees. I adore them for two reasons: first, I grew up in the Far East and real Christmas trees were something very very special because they had to stand in such an alien environment. They were imported and extortionate and a few times we went fake. But with a father from the Nordic countries, more often […]

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Guilt Be Gone! And Ice Cream on Eastbourne Beach

Whether from friends or from those who guess that Little Lewes is my blog, I sometimes hear remarks such as ‘your life looks so idyllic’ – or worse, ‘your blog makes me feel so guilty, you do so much stuff with your kids’. So here’s a quick post to put that to rest. Now don’t fear, I am not getting defensive […]

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Meetings with Remarkable Trees: Sheffield Park and Garden, East Sussex

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post on rainy day ideas, I have been wanting to publish this post for the past 10 days, but have been too sad to put pen to paper because I couldn’t look at the pictures of that sparkling Sunday before last when it’s been so soggy since. It’s not raining today (yet), so forge […]

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Creative mess-making at Red Jelly, Hove (Updated 07/10/14)

UPDATE: 07/09/2014 Since my littler son and I first went to Red Jelly, Tash has moved on from the business to start primary school teaching. She had had several amazing years starting and running the business that was incredibly popular, so she put the word out to see whether anyone would like to take over. We […]

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