Eco-Christmas Present Ideas

Apologies for the delay in posting this folks! I drafted this weeks ago but only now finding the time to post. So here it is, perhaps some eco inspo for your last-min Christmas shopping this week. Buying eco-friendly gifts gives you a real boost to your wellbeing. There’s such a feel-good factor behind buying environmentally […]

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Best Wellbeing Posts of 2018

UK Blog Awards: Wellbeing Long-List A couple of weeks ago, I was so thrilled when the UK Blog Awards emailed to say that Roots and Toots had been long-listed for this year’s UK Blog Awards. I’ve been nominated for the ‘wellbeing category’, which is of course happy news after expanding into wellbeing over the last […]

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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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