Saturday, April 2, 2011

Behind the Blue Door @ 177 High Street, Lewes

photo by sean, © 2011

Beginning this coming Wednesday 6 April — with the exception of the ongoing Looking Beyond Loss & Grief course — all Lewes courses and workshops as well as one-to-one guidance sessions will be held in our 2nd floor living space overlooking Lewes High Street.  We live smack dab in the middle of town, directly across from Caffe Nero and HSBC, just a few minutes' walk from the Lewes Railway Station.

Click here to locate 177 High Street via Google Maps.

Facing the front entrance of our building (pictured above), Fat Face clothing store is directly to the left, while Hartley's off-license is just to the right, framed with the same color blue as the door which leads to our flat.  Our doorbell is clearly marked (Flat 4), and there is an intercom system as well.

This marks an inspiring shift from hiring venues, and gives both Mufidah and me optimal flexibility in scheduling our respective classes and one-to-one sessions, which means we're also better able to serve our students and clients according to their needs.

The many other pluses include ready access to all the books which I regularly use in my various classes, and proximity to Caffe Nero should you like to stop in before or after class for a coffee or what have you.  Likewise, if students want to dine out before or after class, there are a variety of restaurants within a minute or two from our flat:  e.g., Beckworth's (which is ideal for taking made-to-order sandwiches to the Grange Gardens), Patisserie Lewes (for French pastries and coffee served up by Carole), Pelham House, Prezzo, Famiglia Lazzati, ASK, Spice Merchant, Dilraj, Pailin (Thai), Beijing, and within a few more minutes' walk, Pelham Arms, Bill's Café, Chaula's, The Buttercup, and many other cafés and restaurants.

There are also fine hotels and B&Bs to host overnight visitors, not to mention countless charming pubs for those who might like to go for a pint or glass of wine with others after class.

As for the living space itself, it's a lovely south-facing room with large windows, rustic wooden floors (we, therefore, recommend you bring an extra pair of thick socks or slippers to protect your favorite socks!), and the warmth of a well-loved, lived-in home.  There's also a much wider range of seating possibilities for your comfort.

And, so, we look forward to welcoming you, new and old student-friends alike, into our home behind the blue door at 177 High Street.

With warm regards,

Sean M. Madden
tel. 07971 774151

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