Review: Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2017

Norfolk & Norwich Festival Fri 12 – Sun 28 May Every May the Norfolk & Norfolk Festival transforms our fine city with an absurdly imaginative and vibrant collection of creative experiences and performances from both local and globally acclaimed talent. At this year’s Festival you could have seen and taken part in all manner of […]

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15 ‘Best’ Things to Do in Aldeburgh

Our recent trip to Aldeburgh reconfirmed just how lucky we are to have so many coastline hotspots and charming seaside towns on our doorstep. Here in Norfolk, a trip to the coast always feels like we’ve managed to ‘get away from it all’, very quickly. Although we’re loyal friends to neighbouring Aldeburgh, there are certain things we […]

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Get lost in Bangkok

When visiting Bangkok, on your first day I’d thoroughly recommend not having a plan and instead, do as I did a couple of years ago: Get absurdly lost and find the best things by chance. You won’t be able to avoid bumping into China Town, where you can feast on char siu bao, crab and shrimp […]

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An Insider’s Guide to Malta

Although I was born and raised in the East of England, and with ancestral roots in both Scotland and Sicily, more often than not I feel the most connected to my Maltese heritage. So with holiday-booking season upon us, it feels like a good time to share with you my insider’s guide to the beautiful island of Malta. With over […]

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A Trip to Prince Charles’ Retreat in Transylvania

A Stay at Count Kalnoky’s Estate, Miklosvar It might seem a bit cliché to visit Transylvania over Halloween but heck, for our first baby-free trip we’d considered quite a few obvious choices before agreeing that we both wanted to go somewhere a bit strange. Who said romance was dead? I’ve always been intrigued by Transylvania since I was […]

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Cambridge Food Tour

  Recently, Cambridge Food Tour invited Roots and Toots to attend one of its weekend tours, Taste Cambridge. Tipped as the “hottest lunch date in Cambridge,” the plan was to spend a full day eating my way around this historic university city to discover various local producers, independent eateries and the best-kept secrets hidden from […]

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Airbnb: Live like a local in Malta

Cost: £214 per person for a fortnight (£107 for a week) Sleeps: 10 Location: Palazzo, Zebugg, Malta I love Malta. It’s my second home. It’s where my 90 year old Nonna still lives in the same house she did as a newlywed in a small town outside of Valletta. We’ve spent many a childhood summer […]

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