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22 Father’s Day Ideas from Derbyshire Small Businesses

Is your Dad as difficult to buy for as the men in my life? I find it so hard buying for both my own Dad and now my husband and father of my daughter. Hopefully this will help! I’ve sourced the very best gifts from a range of Derbyshire small businesses. I know lots of […]

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Food

The Coolstone, Eyam

[AD – PR invite – but views entirely my own] The Coolstone, Eyam is a wonderful day to night time restaurant, bar and coffee shop nestled around an attractive, historic courtyard next to Eyam Hall. Proudly independent, The Coolstone, Eyam prides itself on expert knowledge whether that’s the professional mixologist whipping up cocktails at the […]

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Food

Aqua Garden Kitchen – Derbyshire’s newest pop-up restaurant

[AD – PR invite] I was gifted this experience in exchange for a review. However, all opinions are entirely my own. I was kindly invited to Aqua Garden’s very first pop-up dining event which was held at S17 Coffee Shop and Bistro in the Bradway area of Sheffield. I really wasn’t sure what to expect. […]

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Days out Stays

Peak District Weekend Breaks

The Peak District is an excellent short break destination for all sorts of reasons. Whether you’re looking for a foodie break, a romantic weekend away, a trip with family or a weekend away with the girls or your dog, there are Peak District weekend breaks to suit all tastes and interests. The first National Park […]

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Food

60+ Dog Friendly Places to Eat in Derbyshire

Here’s the ultimate edit of dog friendly places to eat in Derbyshire according to people in the know. No faceless chains; just lovely, local, independents.

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Days out Family friendly

Things to do in Derby

Derby is a much underrated city. It might not be an obvious choice for a short break but here’s why I think it’s a great weekend destination. Whether you’re looking for family friendly activities, culture and history or just places to eat and drink, there are so many great things to do in Derby. Situated […]

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Lifestyle Local Business

9 Top Tips for Reducing Your Food Packaging Waste and Why It’s Important

Why is it important to reduce our food packaging waste? According to the Unwrapped report, the average person throws away more than 30kg of plastic packaging per person per year. Lots of food packaging (like that used to package pasta or rice) is not readily recyclable which means it ends up in landfill or polluting […]

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Food

23 Lovely Places with Outdoor Seating in Chesterfield

The loveliest cafés, restaurants, pubs with and bars with outdoor seating in Chesterfield and nearby Since my outdoor seating in Derbyshire blog post has been so popular, I thought I’d write a version closer to home. Chesterfield has some real gems of independent bars, cafés and restaurants with some lovely outdoor seating. No faceless chains […]

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Food

Riverside Kitchen Bakewell

Riverside Kitchen Bakewell is a true hidden gem. It’s exactly the sort of place I love to discover or stumble across on my travels. Ran by husband and wife team Lauren and Ralph, their creativity and genuine love of food is evident from the second you step into their quirky little café. Situated just outside […]

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Family friendly Food

Family Friendly Dining at Dunstone Hall Garden Centre

Dunstone Hall garden centre is on the outskirts of Chesterfield. We had visited once when we first moved here but found the café a bit fuddy-duddy and had never returned. Thankfully it’s just had a significant makeover. This includes a beautiful new coffee shop/bistro, complete with a lovely children’s play area. There’s extensive outside seating, […]