Kids Gifts + Stocking Fillers (+ Perhaps Something For You) from Scout & Co, With a Special 15% LL Discount For Christmas

Scout & Co is an online destination for beautiful, design-led products for both kids and adults. It furnishes the under sixes with very tasty threads, and stylish toys that are the antithesis of our disposable culture. It’s run by three mothers, who have six children under the age of five between them (lawks!) and one of them, […]

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Christmas on Little Lewes: A Time for Giving

One of the reasons I haven’t been writing this blog so much lately is because, with so much sad stuff going on in the world, I haven’t been sure what to say. So it’s strange that last week – of all weeks – the cat finally released my tongue. I’ve been in a conflict about writing […]

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COMPETITION: 14 Christmas Books to Borrow for Your Own Book Advent Calendar

Congratulations to Little Lewes reader (and my friend) Sophie Cameron, who won 14 books to borrow for her kids’ Christmas advent calendar! A little over a year ago I wrote a blog post about alternative advent calendar ideas. The one that people seemed to latch on to – as did I – was the Christmas book […]

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Easy Kids Christmas Craft: Handmade Cocktail Coasters

Let’s all admit what Christmas is really about: drinking. So last week when my sometimes-daughter was over, we made some (VERY SIMPLE) coasters. A cinch to make after school, these Fimo-and-glitter beauties will lift the festive fog from too much grog, and add a little charm to that glass of champagne (you know, the one your hangover’s telling […]

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Touching Words by Maurice Sendak to See Us Through Christmas + Beyond

This time of year can really get on top of you. And worse, as someone reminded me at the school gate yesterday, “the Christmas holidays don’t count as holidays, because you come back more tired than before them.” Urgh, she’s so right. Except this year I want to try to make that not count for me […]

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