Category Archives: sussex life

Pirate philanthropy and skill swapping

Pirates are not usually thought of as the most giving of characters, but bucking that trend last month I was involved in a skill swap with an old friend of mine who is also an author and storyteller. She laid on a complimentary pirate storytelling and treasure hunt at our house for Alice, Theo and…

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Why my kids and lavender don’t mix

Four years ago we went along to what was then a bit of a local novelty, a lavender field open day. Back then it was quite a low key affair, you parked in the farmer’s yard and wandered down to the field at your leisure. Theo was nearly two at the time and famously did…

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Interviews with Stagecoach Theatre school parents

When Theo was asked to be a Stagecoach blogging ambassador last year, one of the things I was concerned about was that we may find ourselves surrounded by competitive showbiz parents. In fact six months down the line I’m surprised but I’ve not met any people who fit the stereotype of stage school parents. In…

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Chalk Paint Workshop in Birdham

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to take part in a chalk paint workshop at Russells Garden Centre in Birdham. Russells is situated on the main road into West Wittering from the A27 and has a very distinct blue and white beach hut exterior. I’ve been past it many times and wanted to…

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Haslemere Classic Car Show & Tour

Last spring we bought a 1969 Morris Minor Traveller as our second car. As well as being exceptionally cheap to run and reliable, she’s also introduced us to the world of classic car tours and shows. Last summer we dipped our toe into the water with one show in Chichester and a day at the…

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