Flinders Coffee

Since starting the blog one coffee shop has been recommended to me time and time again: from friends, from Facebook groups, from The Parent Hood and from Gemma, founder and owner of Mutha.Hood in their Six at 6pm interviews. And the same 2 things come up time and time again: the best Sussex Charmer (cheese)…

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etch.

etch. has been on our list of restaurants to try for a while. If you don’t already know, etch. is Masterchef Champion (2013) Steven Edward’s restaurant in Hove. A couple of good friends have rave reviewed it as somewhere to – “definitely experience”. I think that these words were uttered to me some time back…

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DOUBLE REVIEW: Slake & Lindfield Coffee Works

Last week, when I asked for coffee shop recommendations in a local Facebook Group in Haywards Heath, two places came up time and time again: Slake and Lindfield Coffee Works in Lindfield. Slake was also one of The (Parent) Hood’s recommendations in their Six at 6pm. I haven’t been to Lindfield for a long time,…

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Wickle, Lewes

Last week I took the little one to Lewes to go to the Lewes Friday Food Market. As soon as we got to the market she was too cold. I’d forgotten her mittens and she really feels the cold. I didn’t want to have a miz morning so I suggested a warm drink in a…

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Bread & Milk Cafe, Brighton

We ended up in Bread & Milk on Saturday for lunch. We hadn’t planned to, but the heady combination of family hanger and a child desperate for a wee led us straight into the arms of an old favourite. I love this cafe. I’m not sure how long it’s been around but it must have…

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Isaac At

It’s rare for us to have a night off from the girls. So, when we do, we make the effort to go somewhere really nice for dinner. The girls had a sleepover at the Grandparents on Saturday; with the freedom to do as we pleased we decided to try out Isaac At. And boy am…

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Old Dave’s Gourmet Burger Co.

Old Dave’s Gourmet Burger Co in Eastbourne is a total find – it’s laid back, the food is delicious and it’s super family-friendly with something for everyone. We were in Eastbourne last Sunday for The Sooty Show. It was at a slightly awkward time given that we’re a 45 minute drive away and need to…

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The Ginger Fox, Albourne

A Long Love Affair  There are four Ginger Restaurants across Brighton, Hove and Hassocks. The first opened over 20 years’ ago now. They’re a classic must for anyone living in or visiting Sussex. We’ve been frequent diners at all 4 over the past 12, maybe even 13 years. We got engaged in the Gingerman in…

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The Bull Inn, Henfield

On a sunny day The Bull Inn in Henfield is every parents’ (and dog owners’) dream.  The Garden & Play Area There’s a huge pub garden. It’s really beautiful and enclosed, best of all, there’s lots and lots of brilliant play equipment for children. The play area is more like an adventure playground: things to climb…

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Review: The Set

We’d planned to go to The Set on a date night to try the Veganuary menu. A little way of warding off the January blues and celebrating surviving the first week back at school, work, life, post-Xmas. We didn’t manage to find a babysitter but I’ve been itching to go so decided that as they…

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