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The S'Lowdown

Welcome to The S’Lowdown –
Swallowtail Hill’s place for reading and relaxation. Why not grab a cuppa and take five minutes for yourself? Go on - we won’t tell anyone!

11 July 2022
The S’Lowdown on The Lost Kitchen

Erin French’s book Finding Freedom in the Lost Kitchen was published about a year ago and I loved it. First, I love a good memoir – especially one that sees a woman triumph over…

11 July 2022
The S’Lowdown on Plastics & The Environment

You might be doing all of this already – in which case great – but the stats show that 56% of households in the UK still put items in the general waste that could be collected for recycling…

10 July 2022
The S’Lowdown on Kent & East Sussex Railway

Come rain or shine, hop aboard the Kent & East Sussex Railway, the perfect way to while away a morning or afternoon!…

9 July 2022
The S’Lowdown on Limewharf Café

The Scandinavian boat house restaurant takes in beautiful views of the countryside with indoor and outdoor seating and you might even spot the Kent & East Sussex Railway…

8 July 2022
The S’Lowdown on Bodiam Boating Station

Beautiful Bodiam Boating Station is a fantastic place to enjoy a sunny afternoon. You might guess from the name that there are plentiful boating options to choose from at this spot…

7 July 2022
July On The Farm

To say the farm looks lush and green would be an understatement. The hedgerows are spectacular, the Beckley Bowl field is knee high with Yorkshire Fog and the woodland trails…

9 June 2022
The S’Lowdown On: This One Wild And Precious Life

Sarah is a really great teacher – she weaves her own personal stories of grief, anxiety and adventure with science, interviews, poetry, spiritual texts – it’s a really inspiring read…

8 June 2022
The S’Lowdown on: World Environment Day

June 5th was World Environment Day. It’s UN day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our planet. The day probably passed you by…

6 June 2022
The S’Lowdown on: The White Hart

It’s a favourite of ours – particularly in the summer months as it has a wonderful, large garden with fabulous views across the surrounding countryside and you’ll often see…

5 June 2022
The S’Lowdown on: Rye Watersports

If you want to learn a new skill on the water – these are your people! You can learn to sail, windsurf, stand up paddle board, wingfoil and kitesurf with them on their large inland lake…

4 June 2022
June On The Farm

June is peak wildflower month on the farm – the meadows are fully in bloom and look spectacular. If you’ve not visited during wildflower season before – you’re missing a treat…

10 May 2022
The S’Lowdown On: The Horse & Cart

We’ve got another fantastic local recommendation for those visiting us, and that’s the Horst & Cart Inn in Peasmarsh…

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