Nick and I have a long history with Strada, as it’s where we used to secretly dine together in Brighton when we weren’t officially a couple, and it was the scene of our first date (plus numerous consequent dates!) so we were very keen to visit as we haven’t eaten at Strada since the children have appeared. [Read more…]
The Garden Kitchen Restaurant is a freshly launched restaurant in one of our previous favourite weekend haunts – Wyevale Garden Centre, in our old home town of Lewes. The newly refurbished restaurant caters for every need – from a quick coffee stop to a wholesome family meal, created using some of the freshest garden and British-sourced ingredients, and last Saturday Team Make, Do and Push! were invited along to sample their menu.
We were greeted by Mandy, the Assistant Manager, who was very friendly and told us to choose a drink and a table. [Read more…]
Friday mornings are always a highlight in our weekly schedule thanks to our Monkey Music class in Lewes. We’ve been attending Monkey Music for almost a year now, and thoroughly enjoy every second of it!
What is Monkey Music?
For those of you who haven’t heard of Monkey Music before it’s a fantastically fun, progressive and educational four stage music class for preschool children. By the time children ‘graduate’ at age 4 they have a sound base from which to build a musical future. Many Monkey Music students have gone onto learn instruments to a very high standard and study music post-school.
Monkey Music turns 21 this month!
To mark this special occasion, Monkey Music classes in Lewes, Uckfield and Crowborough will be hosting a week of fun filled birthday party classes and competitions, sharing the magical fun and learning of Monkey Music with local families. This will be the week commencing 16th June 2014, and Laura and her team would love you to come and join in the fun! [Read more…]
Oliver Jeffers is one of my favourite children’s authors – in fact I bought Nick “Lost and Found” and “Up and Down” as a present for our first Christmas together! So when an email popped up in my inbox asking whether I’d be interested in seeing and reviewing an adaptation for stage of “Up and Down” by the GaGa Theatre Company I couldn’t really say no.
On Saturday we headed up to the Clapham Picture House to see “Up and Down”. It was Busby’s first time at the theatre and we were both a little apprehensive about how she’d react to the new setting. Nick was concerned that the production might not be able to keep her attention for the full 45 minutes and he was fully expecting it to all end in tears!
I have lots of happy memories of visiting Drusillas Park when I was a child, so when I was asked whether we’d like to visit and review the Park I did not hesitate with my reply!
Drusillas is a wildlife park in Alfriston, about a 15 minute drive from Lewes. It has been approximately 15 years since I last visited – so I was curious to see what had changed in that time.
Everything seemed very familiar! Even the cow you can milk was still there! What I love most about Drusillas is the homemade, quirky feel it has – there are lots of interactive exhibits that are such fun and very educational. They look like they’ve been devised and constructed in someone’s shed (in a good way), and the whole Park has a homely feel to it because of this. [Read more…]