• The Sussex Christmas Barn – Festive Farming at it’s Finest!

    December 11, 2021

    In a world where we’re saturated with festive commercialism it’s a joy to come across a business priding themselves on sourcing goods locally, employing local workers and selling (as much as possible) sustainable products. Welcome to the magical place that is the Sussex Christmas Barn! Open for just 6 weeks of the year in the…

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  • Yoga in the Sky in the i360, Brighton

    November 4, 2021

    I’ve visited the i360 tower in Brighton a number of times and have always really enjoyed the experience of towering over both city and sea as the pod gently climbs its full height of 450 feet. However, I’m usually distracted by family chaos, the demands of my children and general parenting to fully appreciate the…

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  • Pumpkin Picking Patches around East Sussex 2021

    September 18, 2021

    Heading out to a local farm to hand pick your own pumpkins or gourds ready for carving ahead of Halloween has become an Autumnal ritual for many over recent years. Whether you’re looking for ingredients for a hearty soup, seasonal decorations or the perfect pumpkin to top off your Trick or Treating there’s plenty of…

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  • Road Meets Rail at Bluebell Railway

    September 3, 2021

    Where? Near Uckfield, East Sussex How much? A standard family ticket bought in advance costs £55 for 2 adults and up to 3 children. Special events vary in price. Who will enjoy it? The Bluebell Railway is loved by all ages from babies to grandfolk! About Bluebell Railway was one of the first preserved Heritage…

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  • 5 Sussex Beaches off the Beaten Track

    July 12, 2021

    Finally, the school holidays are here and despite some unseasonal weather I have high hopes for some glorious days spent on the beach with the family. We’re so lucky to have easy access to a range of beaches here in East Sussex – with Seaford, Eastbourne and Brighton all offering the epitome of a traditional…

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  • 5 Family Walks In East Sussex

    March 27, 2021

    I’m pretty sure I won’t be alone when I say that this year, more than others it comes as such a massive relief to see signs of spring and warmer days. For us, longer days and more favourable weather goes hand in hand with more family times spent outdoors. I’m thrilled to be teaming up…

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  • Luxury Afternoon Tea at Home Courtesy of Ashdown Park Hotel

    March 27, 2021

    All credit to the hospitality industry this past year. They’ve had a tough run and it’s led to some creative thinking for ways to keep businesses ticking over while still offering loyal customers services they love during lockdown. The Ashdown Park Hotel and Country Club, located in the heart of the Ashdown Forest comes as…

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  • Where to buy the best locally produced tipples – East Sussex based Vineyards, Breweries and Cider

    February 16, 2021

    In recent years locally grown and locally sourced food and drink has seen an ever growing increase in popularity. Here in East Sussex, vineyards, orchards and hop farms are all able to benefit from our natural resources including chalky soil, warm climate and south facing slopes. Our county now produces some incredible high–end wines, beers…

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  • Star Gazing In East Sussex

    January 30, 2021

     In 2016 the South Downs National Park was designated as an International Dark Sky Reserve. This means that us folk living here in East Sussex are fortunate enough to have access to some of the best star gazing locations in the whole country. Regardless of restrictions enjoying the night sky is something we can all…

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  • 5 Festive Light Events Taking Place in Sussex & Kent for Christmas 2020

    October 15, 2020

    Updated for 2021 here.  There’s been a lot of cancelling going on throughout 2020. Holidays, parties, weddings….all postponed, put off or cancelled due to this nasty virus. Well, after a year of disappointments I have good news for you. Christmas is definitely NOT cancelled! There are a number of illuminated festive events taking place this…

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  • Garden Huts – Luxury Shepherd Hut Escapism in the South Downs

    August 23, 2020

    Sleeps: Up to 2 adults and 2 young children Where: Rodmell, near Lewes Price: From £85 / night including breakfast I first came across Clare Young and her pretty shepherd huts back in 2017. Back then the huts were based at Bentley Wildfowl Museum and Clare ran them as self catering glamping accommodation. We stayed…

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  • The Re-Opening of the British Airways i360: Get Ready to Enjoy Brighton’s Best Views Once Again

    July 5, 2020

    Along with many UK attractions and hospitality businesses Brighton’s BA i360 re-opened it’s doors this Saturday. Since closing back in March the team here have clearly put a huge amount of effort into making sure that the attraction is as safe as possible for both guests and staff. We were invited to experience a flight…

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  • 10 Places to go Stand Up Paddleboarding in Sussex & Kent

    June 28, 2020

    If you follow my social channels you’ll know we have recently taken the leap and bought our first Stand Up Paddleboard. This decision was spurred on by a recent day spent on the water with Bodiam Boating on the River Rother where we hired a SUP and enjoyed every minute. We found it was something…

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  • 10 of the Best Views in East Sussex

    May 20, 2020

    I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve raved about how beautiful this county is…but here’s the evidence. East Sussex has a unique blend of dramatic coastline, rolling hills and ancient woodland that offer a rich tapestry of stunning countryside for us all to enjoy. As we tentatively edge towards an ease on lock-down…

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