The Lewes Shop Owner


Sharon Makgill is literally radiant. I don’t know how she does it but she just glows…

Not just because she loves colour and is always colourful, she radiates positivity and love. It sounds a bit panegyric I know, but I also know that if you met her you would say the same. Everyone does. When I ask her to tell me a little about herself she tells me that other people have called her “a walking rainbow”. This is the perfect description of her and the perfect description to someone who has never met her. Continue reading “The Lewes Shop Owner”

The Lewes Home: Malling Deanery – West Wing

IMG_7213The West Wing of Malling Deanery is a beautiful and quite magnificent building.

Driving up to and through its large pillared gates onto the gravel driveway is nothing short of thrilling. The house has a presence of its own; it is large but not overbearing, situated perfectly at the end of Church Lane in Lewes in stunning grounds of around four acres which come to an end on the River Ouse. Picturesque doesn’t do it justice. Continue reading “The Lewes Home: Malling Deanery – West Wing”

An interview with Terry Philpot, author of Secret Lewes


Terry Philpot

As Lewes is my home town there was so much that I wanted to learn about its history and architecture, of the historical figures who formed it or passed through it. When I read Secret Lewes by Terry Philpot, my wish came true – it is an absolute treasure trove of historical insight and all the places that I pass on a daily basis came alive with incredible stories from hundreds of years ago. Continue reading “An interview with Terry Philpot, author of Secret Lewes”

No place like… a Lewes Home

Here I am, in Lewes

I’m guessing, that if you’re reading this then you already know Lewes (although, if not then it is pronounced Loo-iss rather than Looz – I used to be a phonics consultant, can you tell?) I am also guessing that if you know it then you love it, just like I do. So this first post is a little bit about how I came to be here with my family, in this simply beautiful town nestled into the South Downs National Park. Continue reading “No place like… a Lewes Home”