In Town: Bonne Bouche, Lewes

Now that we have ‘after school’, we have a new tradition (which we’ve happily borrowed from my friend Anna and her daughter). This is the ‘after-school treat‘. Theirs happens on a Friday, ours now happens on a Monday – don’t ask me why, it just feels like we need a boost on a Monday, is […]

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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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Beachy Beauty: Normans Bay

A couple of months ago, Emily, who looks after my toddler son at the wonderful Lewes nursery Stepping Stones, shared with me her list of favourite things to do with her kids in Lewes. She described Normans Bay as ‘tucked between Bexhill and Eastbourne’ and ‘the closest sandy beach to Lewes‘. We’re so lucky to have so many […]

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Natural Play: Ringwood Toll, Sheffield Park and Garden

I grew up in the Far East. Each summer we would escape August’s blistering heat, and come home to England. My sister and I lived for things like Sheffield Park and Garden’s play trail. You couldn’t be anywhere else in a wood like this. It is quintessentially English. If you’ve read my post about Groombridge Place, you’ll […]

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