Exploring The Handmade House at Artists Open Houses in Ditchling

I’m not going to bore you with why this blog has sat untouched for nigh on two months. Let me share instead what feels like a very precious secret, just under 20 minutes from here. Today we headed to Ditchling to do a tiny bit of the Artists Open Houses – we had a rare morning together, just […]

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Lunch with Your Bunch: Mister Magnolia's, Ditchling, East Sussex

Whenever we go to Little Museum Visitors at Ditchling Museum, we head to Mister Magnolia’s for lunch. It’s relatively new and is named for the marvellous single-shoed protagonist of Quentin Blake’s book of the same name. The guy with sisters who play the flute, an enormous pet ‘brute’ and owls who have lost their hoot. (We’re impressed […]

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Museums for Families: Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, East Sussex

In late September, the Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft re-opened. It is quite a thing to behold and most definitely my kind of place. There are so many reasons why, but these probably don’t make that interesting a read. So I’ll cut to the chase. As well as showcasing the art and craft wonders […]

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Play Farms: Washbrooks Family Farm

We’ve lived in Lewes nearly four years now. Like most of you will have, we’ve been to several play farms – many, several times. But it was only a year ago that I first heard of Washbrooks Family Farm. So the minute I started this blog, I made a beeline for it. I asked Washbrooks if they’d […]

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Who, What and Where is Mohair?

On a sunny Sunday a couple of weeks ago, some friends and I took our boys to the Mohair Centre’s open day. Ever since, I have been gushing to anyone that will listen about it. And about how much I’m looking forward to Mohair being part of my sons’ every school holiday. Let me say […]

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Pubs with Playgrounds: The Coach + Horses, Danehill

So the summer holidays are almost upon us! Or, I should say, they’re almost upon those who have school-age children. People like me, with tots, toddlers and pre-schoolers, are already enjoying long days in the heat of the moment. HOW PACKED WAS PELLS PADDLERS TODAY?! Anyway, this weather is where the pub with a playground […]

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