Autumn ‘me time’ at Brudenell Hotel: A cosy bolthole by the sea

Once a year I head to Aldeburgh on my own, to attend the annual Poetry in Aldeburgh Festival. It’s a three-day event that attracts the UK’s most inspiring poets. There are readings, workshops and other events geared up to both beginners and well-established poets. It’s always such an encouraging atmosphere, allowing me to reset, focus […]

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Kalleco: Saving the Planet One Straw at a Time

God bless, Instagram. For all it’s flaws, I love that you can learn and be inspired by so many positive, life-changing things. It’s been twelve months since that epic BBC documentary that explored the devastating impact plastic has on our marine environment, and which left many of us particularly conscious about plastic and recycling this year. […]

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7 Things that Surprised me about The Ivy Norwich Brasserie

NB: Review of The Ivy Norwich Brasserie. This post is a collaboration between Roots and Toots and The Ivy: The Ivy Norwich Brasserie provided dinner in exchange for an honest review. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ 7 Things that Surprised me about The Ivy Norwich Brasserie 1917 to 2018: The century of exceptional food and hospitality that turned a […]

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Toast: A Guided Meditation

Buttery toast. One of life’s simple pleasures. But how many of us really taste everything when we eat? Not just when we’re eating toast but with anything we consume. I try to eat my food mindfully when I can – although that’s easier said than done with a small toddler waving spoons of mashed potato […]

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How to Make Elderberry Syrup

As many of you may have noticed, this year, my love of foraging has evolved into a passion for herbalism and hedgerow medicine, after an inspiring workshop I attended back in spring. I’ve been busy harvesting various herbs and flowers over the last few months, including poppies, daisies, elder, hawthorn, cleavers and meadowsweet, to name […]

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Banana Pop Lolly

I spotted this simple yet show-stopping recipe in The Guardian ‘Feast’ magazine a few weeks ago and have had heaps of fun with our three-year old making these. They’re effectively frozen bananas, which has we know taste a bit like ice cream when they’ve bee out of the freezer for a few moments. I’ve adapted the […]

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