Calypso Rose

16-11-2023

Connection, community and Longevity

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Longevity and Community: Championing the IRL meet up

"I promise you the buzz of a good breathwork session is better than an Espresso Martini"

As a small business owner (Head of Everything) I’m pretty average at rather too many things…so I surround myself with people that brilliantly fill in the gaps.

Firstly there’s Helen. An ace with a spreadsheet and beyond superb with Indy customers. Clare (mum) incredible at knocking up a sentence or ten who writes pretty much everything on Indytute. Jason - very hush hush SEO. Tamsin, oozes cool and is our social whizz. Krish and Ryan (husband and wife duo) who send all our vouchers out seamlessly and smiling. The last is absolutely not my forte. Pre K & R I carried twenty vouchers in my rucksack for about two weeks before they hit the box. 

Anyway.. While thinking about how hopeless I am at quite a few things, I am very good at one thing. That is bringing people together IRL. My party girl past has come in very handy when creating businesses that rely on bringing people together.

I can and do bore for Britain on health and longevity - my poor husband...one of those annoying armchair health 'experts'. But I can say with certainty that friendship and connection come alongside diet and exercise when it comes to longevity. You'll know this if you've watched the Blue Zone on Netflix. You don’t need loads of friends, it’s quality over quantity, but you need to nurture friendships. You need to see them IRL.

At this point I could mention all The Indytute experiences that create conversation and connection but I’d rather give you a few ideas that I implement regularly to make sure I’m not just working in a vacuum at home with WhatsApp for company.

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"It's Not the Years in Your Life that Count. It's the Life in Your Years"


1. Weekly fitness classes with my local friends. If I can’t make it, I'll grab a mate for a run (and a swim). You can’t back out once you have a friend on board.

2. Curry club. I love cooking but with work and a small boy I mostly can’t be bothered to cook up an Ottolenghi storm, but the delicious ‘Spicery’ recipe kits mean I can reproduce an easy dinner for my mates.

3. Clothes swapping event with the girls. Everyone feels good giving their wardrobe a free makeover.

4. Breathwork session with a mate in my living room using an app (Soma or Othership are a fave). I promise you the buzz of a good breathwork session is better than an Espresso Martini.


5. Drinks and nibbles where everyone chips in for a beautician as a treat - or as we did last week ear Acupuncture and ear seeds.

6. Movie night - not just for the kids - support your local cinema and see something random.

7. Get out in the community. My son and I are currently collecting second hand toys from across Deal to sell at Christmas for charity. We’ve met so many different people on this mission and heard a lot of stories that have made me feel connected with the area I live in.

8. Host a workshop at home. I have great plans to become more creative and less computer bound in 2024. We’re starting with a back to basics monthly embroidery class.

BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday
BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday

BETHNAL AND BEC - Time Out From the Everyday

£275.00
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe
The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe

The British Caravan with The Palm Springs Vibe

£270.00
Film Night: Dinner, Cocktails and a Classic Movie
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Film Night: Dinner, Cocktails and a Classic Movie
hidden cinema in shoreditch
Film Night: Dinner, Cocktails and a Classic Movie
Film Night: Dinner, Cocktails and a Classic Movie
Film Night: Dinner, Cocktails and a Classic Movie
hidden bar with cinema in Shoreditch
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Film Night: Dinner, Cocktails and a Classic Movie
Film Night: Dinner, Cocktails and a Classic Movie
Film Night: Dinner, Cocktails and a Classic Movie
Film Night: Dinner, Cocktails and a Classic Movie
Film Night: Dinner, Cocktails and a Classic Movie
Film Night: Dinner, Cocktails and a Classic Movie
Film Night: Dinner, Cocktails and a Classic Movie
Film Night: Dinner, Cocktails and a Classic Movie
vintage cinema in shoreditch
Film Night: Dinner, Cocktails and a Classic Movie
hidden cinema in shoreditch
Film Night: Dinner, Cocktails and a Classic Movie
Film Night: Dinner, Cocktails and a Classic Movie
Film Night: Dinner, Cocktails and a Classic Movie
hidden bar with cinema in Shoreditch
cocktail in shoreditch
Film Night: Dinner, Cocktails and a Classic Movie
Film Night: Dinner, Cocktails and a Classic Movie
Film Night: Dinner, Cocktails and a Classic Movie
Film Night: Dinner, Cocktails and a Classic Movie
Film Night: Dinner, Cocktails and a Classic Movie
Film Night: Dinner, Cocktails and a Classic Movie
Film Night: Dinner, Cocktails and a Classic Movie

Film Night: Dinner, Cocktails and a Classic Movie

£99.00
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Self-hire Kayak or Paddle Paddington to Little Venice
Self-hire Kayak or Paddle Paddington to Little Venice
Self-hire Kayak or Paddle Paddington to Little Venice
Self-hire Kayak or Paddle Paddington to Little Venice
Self-hire Kayak or Paddle Paddington to Little Venice
Self-hire Kayak or Paddle Paddington to Little Venice
Self-hire Kayak or Paddle Paddington to Little Venice
Self-hire Kayak or Paddle Paddington to Little Venice
Self-hire Kayak or Paddle Paddington to Little Venice
Self-hire Kayak or Paddle Paddington to Little Venice
Self-hire Kayak or Paddle Paddington to Little Venice
Self-hire Kayak or Paddle Paddington to Little Venice
Self-hire Kayak or Paddle Paddington to Little Venice

Self-hire Kayak or Paddle Paddington to Little Venice

£25.00
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
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All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
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All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
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All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two
All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two

All Aboard! The London Shell Co Dining Experience for Two

£280.00
Rooftop Movie Magic with Unlimited Popcorn for Couples
Rooftop Movie Magic with Unlimited Popcorn for Couples
Rooftop Movie Magic with Unlimited Popcorn for Couples
Rooftop Movie Magic with Unlimited Popcorn for Couples
Rooftop Movie Magic with Unlimited Popcorn for Couples
Rooftop Movie Magic with Unlimited Popcorn for Couples
Rooftop Movie Magic with Unlimited Popcorn for Couples
Rooftop Movie Magic with Unlimited Popcorn for Couples
Rooftop Movie Magic with Unlimited Popcorn for Couples
Rooftop Movie Magic with Unlimited Popcorn for Couples
Rooftop Movie Magic with Unlimited Popcorn for Couples
Rooftop Movie Magic with Unlimited Popcorn for Couples

Rooftop Movie Magic with Unlimited Popcorn for Couples

£55.00
The Taco Trade - Solve clues find Tacos!
The Taco Trade - Solve clues find Tacos!
The Taco Trade - Solve clues find Tacos!
The Taco Trade - Solve clues find Tacos!
The Taco Trade - Solve clues find Tacos!
The Taco Trade - Solve clues find Tacos!
The Taco Trade - Solve clues find Tacos!
The Taco Trade - Solve clues find Tacos!
The Taco Trade - Solve clues find Tacos!
The Taco Trade - Solve clues find Tacos!
The Taco Trade - Solve clues find Tacos!
The Taco Trade - Solve clues find Tacos!
The Taco Trade - Solve clues find Tacos!
The Taco Trade - Solve clues find Tacos!
The Taco Trade - Solve clues find Tacos!
The Taco Trade - Solve clues find Tacos!
The Taco Trade - Solve clues find Tacos!
The Taco Trade - Solve clues find Tacos!

The Taco Trade - Solve clues find Tacos!

£90.00
The Food Lover's Market Tour
The Food Lover's Market Tour
The Food Lover's Market Tour
The Food Lover's Market Tour
The Food Lover's Market Tour
The Food Lover's Market Tour
The Food Lover's Market Tour
The Food Lover's Market Tour
The Food Lover's Market Tour
The Food Lover's Market Tour
The Food Lover's Market Tour
The Food Lover's Market Tour
The Food Lover's Market Tour
The Food Lover's Market Tour
The Food Lover's Market Tour
The Food Lover's Market Tour
The Food Lover's Market Tour
The Food Lover's Market Tour
The Food Lover's Market Tour
The Food Lover's Market Tour
The Food Lover's Market Tour
The Food Lover's Market Tour
The Food Lover's Market Tour
The Food Lover's Market Tour

The Food Lover's Market Tour

£45.00
Club Soda Private Alcohol Free Tailored Tasting for 2
Club Soda Private Alcohol Free Tailored Tasting for 2
Club Soda Private Alcohol Free Tailored Tasting for 2
Club Soda Private Alcohol Free Tailored Tasting for 2
Club Soda Private Alcohol Free Tailored Tasting for 2
Club Soda Private Alcohol Free Tailored Tasting for 2
Club Soda Private Alcohol Free Tailored Tasting for 2
Club Soda Private Alcohol Free Tailored Tasting for 2
Club Soda Private Alcohol Free Tailored Tasting for 2
Club Soda Private Alcohol Free Tailored Tasting for 2
Club Soda Private Alcohol Free Tailored Tasting for 2
Club Soda Private Alcohol Free Tailored Tasting for 2
Club Soda Private Alcohol Free Tailored Tasting for 2
Club Soda Private Alcohol Free Tailored Tasting for 2
Club Soda Private Alcohol Free Tailored Tasting for 2
Club Soda Private Alcohol Free Tailored Tasting for 2
Club Soda Private Alcohol Free Tailored Tasting for 2
Club Soda Private Alcohol Free Tailored Tasting for 2
Club Soda Private Alcohol Free Tailored Tasting for 2
Club Soda Private Alcohol Free Tailored Tasting for 2
Club Soda Private Alcohol Free Tailored Tasting for 2
Club Soda Private Alcohol Free Tailored Tasting for 2
Club Soda Private Alcohol Free Tailored Tasting for 2
Club Soda Private Alcohol Free Tailored Tasting for 2
Club Soda Private Alcohol Free Tailored Tasting for 2
Club Soda Private Alcohol Free Tailored Tasting for 2

Club Soda Private Alcohol Free Tailored Tasting for 2

£59.00
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop
Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop

Ink and Creativity - Screen Printing Workshop

£65.00
Off-Grid Camping Experience for Campervan Lovers (UK Wide)
Off-Grid Camping Experience for Campervan Lovers (UK Wide)
Off-Grid Camping Experience for Campervan Lovers (UK Wide)
Off-Grid Camping Experience for Campervan Lovers (UK Wide)
Off-Grid Camping Experience for Campervan Lovers (UK Wide)
Off-Grid Camping Experience for Campervan Lovers (UK Wide)
Off-Grid Camping Experience for Campervan Lovers (UK Wide)
Off-Grid Camping Experience for Campervan Lovers (UK Wide)
Off-Grid Camping Experience for Campervan Lovers (UK Wide)
Off-Grid Camping Experience for Campervan Lovers (UK Wide)
Off-Grid Camping Experience for Campervan Lovers (UK Wide)
Off-Grid Camping Experience for Campervan Lovers (UK Wide)

Off-Grid Camping Experience for Campervan Lovers (UK Wide)

£45.00
Ethiopian Cooking Experience day
Ethiopian Cooking Experience day 2
Ethiopian Cooking Experience day 3
Ethiopian Cooking Experience day 4
Ethiopian Cooking Experience day 5
Ethiopian Cooking Experience day 6
Ethiopian Cooking Experience day 7
Ethiopian Cooking Experience day 8
Ethiopian Cooking Experience day
Ethiopian Cooking Experience day 2
Ethiopian Cooking Experience day 3
Ethiopian Cooking Experience day 4
Ethiopian Cooking Experience day 5
Ethiopian Cooking Experience day 6
Ethiopian Cooking Experience day 7
Ethiopian Cooking Experience day 8

Ethiopian Cooking Experience

£50.00
Fish, Chips and Sips on a Barge
Fish, Chips and Sips on a Barge
Fish, Chips and Sips on a Barge
Fish, Chips and Sips on a Barge
Fish, Chips and Sips on a Barge
Fish, Chips and Sips on a Barge
london seafood restaurant
london seafood restaurant
Fish, Chips and Sips on a Barge
Fish, Chips and Sips on a Barge
Fish, Chips and Sips on a Barge
Fish, Chips and Sips on a Barge
Fish, Chips and Sips on a Barge
Fish, Chips and Sips on a Barge
Fish, Chips and Sips on a Barge
Fish, Chips and Sips on a Barge
Fish, Chips and Sips on a Barge
Fish, Chips and Sips on a Barge
Fish, Chips and Sips on a Barge
london seafood restaurant
london seafood restaurant
Fish, Chips and Sips on a Barge
Fish, Chips and Sips on a Barge
Fish, Chips and Sips on a Barge
Fish, Chips and Sips on a Barge
Fish, Chips and Sips on a Barge

Fish, Chips and Sips on a Barge

£98.00
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Pottery Class London (Stoke Newington)
Pottery Class London (Stoke Newington)
Pottery Class London (Stoke Newington)
Pottery Class London (Stoke Newington)
Pottery Class London (Stoke Newington)
Pottery Class London (Stoke Newington)
Pottery Class London (Stoke Newington)
Pottery Class London (Stoke Newington)
Pottery Class London (Stoke Newington)
Create Wire Sculptures Create Wire Sculptures The Indytute
Pottery Class London
Pottery Class London (Stoke Newington)
Pottery Class London (Stoke Newington)
Pottery Class London (Stoke Newington)
Pottery Class London (Stoke Newington)
Pottery Class London (Stoke Newington)
Pottery Class London (Stoke Newington)
Pottery Class London (Stoke Newington)
Pottery Class London (Stoke Newington)
Pottery Class London (Stoke Newington)
Create Wire Sculptures Create Wire Sculptures The Indytute

Pottery Class London (Stoke Newington)

£49.00
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gift experiences and foraging
foraging along the beach
foraging experience
wild food
foraging experience
foraging beach picnic
beach picnic
experiences in kent
gift experiences and foraging
foraging along the beach
foraging experience
wild food

Wild Swimming and Foraging Experience

£129.00

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