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Christmas Local businesses

Be a Star and Support Independents this Christmas

If you’ve been in Chesterfield recently you might have spotted beautiful star lanterns popping up across the town. A range of local, independent businesses in Chesterfield have teamed up to spread the message about the importance of shopping local and supporting independent. The Be a Star and Support Independents campaign has been organised by Independent […]

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Christmas Local businesses

Fabulously Festive Christmas Shopping in Derbyshire

This year, I set out to write two gift guides. One was a ‘clickable’ Derbyshire Christmas Gift Guide for those who love to online shop, and then this one, which is more about the experience of shopping, supporting Derbyshire high streets and brick and mortar shops and having a lovely festive day out. Why not […]

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Food

Afternoon Tea at Peak Edge

[PR invite] Luxury, boutique hotel, Peak Edge has recently started offering a sumptuous afternoon tea. Last Saturday I spent the most glorious afternoon in the company of a very good friend, sampling the delights . From the proper linen napkins, to the speciality loose leaf tea, to the incredible spread of dainty delights, this was […]

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Christmas

Christmas at Denby Pottery Village

[AD] When I used to live in Belper, I loved a mooch around Denby Pottery Village. There’s a brilliant factory shop where I’ve picked up some utter bargain pieces of this iconic English brand over the years. I haven’t actually been back since leaving Belper, but we have been invited to review their Santa Experience… […]

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Family friendly

Matlock Bath Illuminations REVIEW

Over recent years, the popularity of outdoor light installations has soared (we especially enjoyed them across the two lockdown winters where we weren’t allowed inside- we are a family of winter babies and we all know how problematic an outdoor winter birthday is!). It is unsurprising given how brilliant they are: suitable for all ages, […]

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Food Stay

Spire View at The Galleon Steakhouse

[AD – PR invite] Spire View is the accommodation at The Galleon Steakhouse in Chesterfield town centre. We were invited by the Chef Owner, Matt to stay overnight in exchange for this review. Spire View consists of just four rooms, all spacious with super king beds and private bathrooms. Despite being quite regular takeaway customers […]

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Food

Bank House Hathersage REVIEW

[AD – PR invite] I was recently invited to review the autumn menu at Bank House Hathersage. Somehow I hadn’t ever been to this stylish, award winning restaurant and cocktail bar. I’ve only ever heard good things about it, and whenever I’ve walked past it’s been bustlingly busy, so I was very much looking forward […]

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Events

Into the Woods at Chatsworth Theatre REVIEW

[AD – PR invite] I remember an argument I had with a previous colleague about whether the theatre was better than cinema. He wouldn’t be convinced that the presence of the players on stage trumped any CGI but I stand by it- The Chatsworth Players immersed me in the world in way that the just […]

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Christmas Local businesses

Derbyshire Christmas Gift Guide

[AD*] Shop small and local this Christmas with this Derbyshire Christmas Gift Guide comprising of only lovely, local, independent brands. This year, I’ve separated the guide into this one, which is shoppable online – and a separate blog post which details some of the loveliest places to shop in person. If you are wanting the […]

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Food

Koo, Chesterfield REVIEW

Koo is a friendly, neighbourhood café at the top end of Chatsworth Road, Brampton. It’s beautifully decorated, they serve great coffee and have a really nice breakfast and lunch menu. I used to come to Koo all the time when my daughter was little. The food and coffee was fabulous, they were always really friendly […]