NEW RESTAURANT & COCKTAIL JOINT “THE TIPSY VEGAN”

Oh em gee, there’s a new vegan joint in town! From the same people who brought you Bia Kitchen – the popular vegan street food stall on Norwich Market – this week sees the launch of the business’s second venture “The Tipsy Vegan”. I was lucky enough to have a sneak preview a couple of days before […]

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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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Review of Norfolk Wine School

There’s a happy person in my wine glass Earlier in the week, this picture of me popped up on my Facebook TimeHop feed. “There’s a tired person in my wine glass,” was the status update. This was during my sleep-deprived state as a new Mum. This wine glass wasn’t actually mine, I was far too […]

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Samphire Special: How to forage for, prepare and cook with Samphire

  With over 90 miles of ridiculously beautiful beaches here in Norfolk, as you’d expect, there are some rather delicious things that come from these waters.  Including a rather exquisite sea vegetable called samphire, which locals pronounce as sam-phur (not sam-fire). It’s the season for talking about samphire. I wrote about it for this month’s issue of Sainsbury’s […]

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Cley Windmill: A romantic break for 3

Every child, teenager and adult dreams of exploring a windmill. So when Roots and Toots was invited to stay in a converted 18th century windmill in the village of Cley-next-the-Sea in North Norfolk, I knew this would be the perfect first mini-break for our newly formed little family. Although I must admit, I was feeling […]

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Top 10 Foodie Finds on Norwich Market

When I was a kid the main reason you headed to Norwich Market was to buy a cone of chips, a bunch of grapes or a piece of fresh fish. These days the Market has become a bit of a food-lover’s paradise, especially if you take a stroll down Row B which I think should […]

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Wellbeing Post: My Pregnancy Bucket List

My Top 10 Pregnancy Wellbeing Tips [Bumper edition – make sure you have a cuppa at the ready folks] Having an inherently intrepid nature, shortly after I discovered that I was pregnant, I was tempted to squeeze in one last overseas adventure. Something we’ve always wanted to do: Camper vanning around New Zealand? Star-gazing in Scandinavia? […]

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A Doughnut Revival Hits Norwich

  Update: Sadly Doughnut Lab has stopped operating. A message from the owners was posted on Instagram earlier this year to say that Ryan, the mastermind behind the business is seriously ill. Our thoughts go out to the pair. Is very sad news indeed – May 2016. I’ve fallen in love with the Doughnut Lab and I’ve […]

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Retro Retreat: The Control Tower

  North Norfolk is one of the prettiest and quirkiest places in Britain. I am a little biased naturally. But according to the Met Office, it is also officially the sunniest, driest and warmest spots in the UK. Just one example of the county’s retro beauty was apparent last weekend, when we spent two days and […]

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