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  • If You Ask Me... On Holiday

    These are the highlights from Flo Whitaker’s holiday diary, having recently returned from a short break with her friend, a fellow Medieval history geek

  • Balcombe to Haywards Heath Walk

    With the dog days of summer preceding the arrival of autumn, or an Indian summer (who knows!) we asked Robert Veitch to find an interesting route from Balcombe to Haywards Heath. He took his friend Donna along for the gallivant, to brighten his day and count the kissing gates

  • Overhaul Your Make-Up Bag

    Out with the old and in with the new for multifunctional makeup to save you time, space and money. Sara Whatley looks at a few hard working products, some of which you probably already own!

  • Puzzle Page Solutions - September 2021

    Here are the solutions to the Puzzle Page problems on page 158 of the September edition of the magazine – how well did you do?

  • Mindfulness – Take A Break

    In today’s frenetic, time-restricted modern world, cultivating a practice of mindfulness in everyday day life can help to minimise needless stress and anxiety, writes Lisa de Silva

  • If You Ask Me... 'Wild' Swimming

    Wild swimming is suddenly all the rage and there are people out there who'll try to convince you to spend a fortune on 'essential kit' – Nonsense! writes Flo Whitaker, but admits it is probably time she bought a new towel...

  • Rock Stars

    Sussex is home to some of the best rockpooling spots in the country. Hanna Prince looks at where and how to enjoy this classic summer holiday pastime

  • The Monday Group And Stile Appreciation

    The Monday Group are rights of way volunteers, founded in 1961 by Harold Rowling MBE of Westmeston. They’ve been creating stylish stiles ever since as Jim Redwood explains

  • Lightening The Load, Spreading The Risk

    Safeguarding against things that might happen in life is an unfortunate necessity most people need to be prepared for, as Peter d’Aguilar explains

  • Crowborough Walk

    We thought for a change, we would allow our resident rambler Robert Veitch to come up with something on his own patch. Make it go past your house we said, find some bluebells we asked. He succeeded with one and got within 50m of the other. Happy wandering!

  • A Warning From History

    The Booth Museum in Brighton is home to an original presentation of the natural world as one Victorian saw it. Generations later, it’s also a timely reminder that extinction is all around today as Michael Blencowe explains

  • If You Ask Me This June...

    With our planet rapidly turning into one giant landfill site, the world needs repair shops more than ever, writes Flo Whitaker

  • Worried About Your Memory?

    There are over 29,400 people living with dementia in Sussex. Alzheimer’s Society has been supporting any of them, and people across the county who are concerned about their memory, through the pandemic, explains Jacqui Justice-Chrisp (Alzheimer’s Society Area Manager for Sussex)

  • Property Planning For Retirement

    Property, equity and retirement can be a complex topic, so we asked Peter d’Aguilar to shed a little light on some of the options currently available

  • Dealing With Stress

    With an estimated 18 million working days lost to stress each year in the UK, Lisa de Silva explores the effects of stress and offers some tips for minimising and managing its effects

  • If You Ask Me This April...

    This month, Flo Whitaker tries in vain to understand the attractions of Social Media

  • Parallel Lines, Ironworks & Lewes : A Century Of Change

    What will the future make of Lewes’s most recent century? John Warburton explores the town in the past 100 years, from its iron industry and railway to its famed bonfire celebrations

  • Book Review: Away with the Penguins by Hazel Prior

    A beautiful story about a feisty 86-year-old, desperate to embark on one final great adventure.

  • TV Drama You'll Want To Watch This Winter

    There's plenty of TV drama to get stuck in to while we're indoors this winter. Here's our list of what's on and when.

  • Book Review: You Should Have Known, By Jean Hanff Korelitz. Now re-made as HBO thriller, The Undoing

    Over Christmas, due to the lack of a Sky subscription and the need to find out what was getting everyone so worked up in the office, I devoured the book behind HBO's latest television thriller, The Undoing.

  • 10 Fun Christmas Films to Get You in the Festive Mood

    Looking forward to Xmas? Get the fire going, pour yourself a glass of egg nog and curl up with these festive favourites...

  • Interactive Puzzles

    You can now enjoy a range of interactive puzzles online! Test your brain with fun equalisers, crosswords, crosscodes and sudoku regularly...

  • Autumn Walking: High Salvington

    This month, Robert Veitch and his three friends; Cheryl, Ruth and Stephen ventured to the beautiful landscape around High Salvington. Their version of the fantastic four went in search of adventure and they recommend you do the same

  • Book Review: Whatever It Takes, by Adele Parks

    This one starts with a leaving party. Irritatingly perfect Eloise is leaving the bright lights of the London she loves to move to Dartmouth.

  • Halloween Crafting: Spooktacular Ideas for the Family

    From pom pom pumpkins to homemade outfits, here's how to make this Halloween your most creative one yet

  • 10 Spooky Greats To Watch This Halloween

    With current restrictions in place, it may be more difficult to get out trick and treating with the family this year. So make sure you get on the sofa with the blankets ready to hide behind, and check out these classic shows and films as the haunting hour approaches...

  • 10 Feel-Good Films Perfect For The Colder Weather

    Now's the perfect time to wrap yourself up on the sofa, forget about the darker nights and get stuck into these feel-good classics...

  • 10 TV Dramas You Should Be Watching This Autumn

    Whether they're acclaimed classics or brand new arriving this autumn, these are the shows you need to be viewing (and where you can find them) as the darker nights draw in...

  • Autumn Walking: East Hoathly

    As summer slowly comes to an end, our expert hiker headed for the landscape around East Hoathly to enjoy a tree-lined autumnal walk

  • Puzzle Page Solutions - September 2020

    Enjoyed doing the puzzles in our September magazine? Here's the answers - but did you get them all right?

  • 10 Summer Feel-Good Movies To Make You Feel Like You're Abroad

    With the possibility of jetting off for a summer holiday looking uncertain for many people at the moment, we've picked our selection of films that should give you the feel-good holiday vibe at home

  • Book Review: Misfit, by Charli Howard

    This is a painfully honest account of an anorexic, who suffered from depression, OCD, bulimia and anxiety.

  • Summer Walking: Hartfield

    As lockdown measures continue to ease, we headed for a delightful bimble around the gently undulating hinterland of Hartfield

  • Summer Walking: Steyning and Bramber

    We tasked our walking expert to navigate a route through Steyning and Bramber, up to the Downs and alongside the river Adur for a beautiful country trek

  • Let's Get Physical

    Physical wellbeing not only boosts our bodies, but our minds, moods and sleep as well.

  • Make your own face covering

    With the latest updates requesting all customers wear face coverings when entering shops and using transport services, we’ve decided to teach you how to make your own at home.

  • BOOK REVIEW: The Cows, by Dawn O’Porter

    Although this book is ostensibly light reading about three women in their thirties, it’s really about the power of social media and the devastating effect one brief clip on YouTube can have on someone’s life.