About Me

Hi, my name is Richenda but people call me Roo. I’m a trained Holistic Therapist with 8 years experience working for a wonderful Wellness Spa, nestled on the fringes of Exmoor. My approach to my practice and life, are characterised by a belief that our physical, emotional, social and eating habits, are all intimately interconnected to […]

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Ginger and Apricot Breakfast Bread

Quarantine Kitchen Series Since the outbreak of Covid-19 I have been *more than usual* thinking about the types of food to feed my family. Although I have a small library of cookery books, it’s proving to be of little value since I can’t shop in the way I otherwise would. So I’ve been putting my […]

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Date and Prune Brownies

Chunky but light! I believe this recipe was originally taken from the Vegan Society which *like most recipes* I have added, subtracted and generally done my own thing until I feel it reflects me and my naughty little taste buds. You can add a topping of your choice, almonds, a dusting of cocoa powder perhaps? […]

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Defensiveness kills connection

Shrinking myself as much as I could I squeezed my way down the aisle of a crowded train looking for my reserved seat. I was tired, a little hungry and not really in the mood to talk. But it looked as though I would be sharing my seat with a middle-aged gentleman, wearing what looked […]

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Baked Spiced Apples with Date Sauce

“Blankets of fog hug the frosty morning.  My hands are buried deep into my coat pockets and inhales of cold crisp air rejuvenate my lungs. I observe beautiful Devon, as she turns into her magical fairy-tale land, full of wisdom. She whispers her secrets, to those who choose to listen.” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ After a busy summer, […]

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Like a plant, growing takes time

Recently I attended a Yoga and Meditation Workshop, at the very welcoming Lotus Loft, situated in the heart of Exeter city centre. Arriving just in time, I hastily opened the door and the first thing I noticed was the beautiful fragrance of incense.  An attractive lady greeted me, she had long golden hair with the […]

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Barcelona

I stepped inside its colossal belly with reverential care – my mouth fell with admiration. I was not the only person left speech-less, the group of tourists behind me, who previously were yabbering loudly to be heard over the pandemonium of the city, also subsumed. I hugged my best friends arm and pulled him tightly against […]

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