Truth and tails

Mar

2

2016

Truth and tails

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Children’s books are growing up thanks to a Sussex trio, as Laura Cartledge discovers. In today’s society parents could face trickier questions than ‘where do babies come from?’ With this in mind a trio of friends have tasked themselves with creating storybook solutions. Alice Reeves, Ben Galley...

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Meon Valley Alpacas

Mar

2

2016

Meon Valley Alpacas

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Charlotte Pearson heads to Droxford and receives an education in alpacas. The Hampshire countryside is known for its wildlife and on a country walk you are sure to encounter sheep, cows and maybe the occasional deer. Karen with her daughter Rebecca But what about stumbling upon an alpaca? “There...

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Mumma loves organics

Mar

2

2016

Mumma loves organics

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Charlotte Pearson meets a mother who has gone back to nature for her business. A baby’s skin is one of the most sensitive and delicate things there is, so it makes sense you would only want to use something natural on it. Mumma Loves Organics, based in Bognor Regis, was set up by Samantha Quinn to...

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Dupenny

Feb

28

2016

Dupenny

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An illustrator reveals to Charlotte Pearson how her mum’s words of wisdom led her to a career she loves. When bad things occur the phrase ‘everything happens for a reason’ is probably the last thing you want to hear. Yet, although at the time it may feel like your world is ending, days, months...

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Making a splash

Feb

26

2016

Making a splash

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Laura Cartledge learns how combining hobbies is going swimmingly for one Eastbourne business. Dee Hamer has always been one to follow her passions. First a talent for swimming took her around the world, and then a love of parenthood and photography led her to launching her own business. Dee Picture:...

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Love letters

Feb

26

2016

Love letters

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On the hunt for a hobby to make gifts extra special, Laura Cartledge falls head over heels for calligraphy. Kirsten Burke’s calligraphy skills may have seen her work with the likes of Estée Lauder and Harrods, but she still insists ‘my handwriting is as awful as the next persons’. “I don’t...

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Back to Beyond

Feb

26

2016

Back to Beyond

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Cute and made to ensure customers have a clear conscience? Laura Cartledge discovers the Arundel clothes brand which ticks all the boxes. Arundel’s Kelly Lake admits she was seen as ‘the crazy hippy’ when she first started making clothes. “But now it is a bit more cool, there are the crafting...

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Natural instinct

Feb

25

2016

Natural instinct

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Laura Cartledge puts her best walking boot forward to discover how forest school helps children develop. Technology can be an amazing thing, and there is no doubt education has been one area to have benefitted. Forest school leader Mikey Pearce Whether it is small changes – like chalkboards being...

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Bubblegum Balloons

Feb

25

2016

Bubblegum Balloons

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Forget flowers, when it comes to making an impact balloons are the way to go as Charlotte Pearson finds out. Many things in recent years have had a bit of a resurgence, bunting is no longer just for village halls, and who would have thought you would be able to get artisan marshmallows. So it seems only...

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A lasting legacy

Feb

10

2016

Laura Cartledge discovers old and new challenges play a part in keeping history alive. Being tasked with caring for an historic estate would be seen as a challenge by many, or even a burden by some, however Richard Goring is a bit more philosophical about it. Richard Goring “You are not starting...

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