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Christmas Local businesses

Derbyshire Christmas Gift Guide – 30+ Present Ideas from Lovely, Local, Independent Brands

Shopping small and local is so important. If we don’t buy from our local shops and businesses they simply won’t exist in the future. This Christmas let’s not further line the pockets of distant billionaires and their global corporations. Let’s support the brilliant, hardworking owners, makers and shopkeepers, their families and our local community. Here’s […]

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Fine dining Food

Lunch at Lovage, Bakewell REVIEW

I had wanted to try Lovage in Bakewell ever since it opened about seven months ago. I finally got to go for lunch last week. I took my Mum for a festive treat. Here’s what I thought… The background Lovage by Lee Smith is an exciting addition to the Peak District’s food scene. Chef Owner […]

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Christmas

Blogmas: Get to Know Me Festive Edition

I don’t normally do these sort of posts but I was recently tagged by Jupiter from Life with Jupiter and Dann and thought this was a fun way to share a bit about me. What is your favourite winter treat? Just being warm and cosy at home with the decorations up, a Christmas film on […]

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Christmas Food

Festive Menu at The Scotsman’s Pack, Hathersage REVIEW

[AD] I was invited to dine on a gifted basis in exchange for a review. As always, all opinions expressed here are completely my own.   The Scotsman’s Pack is a traditional country inn in the pretty Peak District town of Hathersage. It prides itself on serving up home cooked meals using locally sourced ingredients. […]

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Days out Family friendly

15 Things to Do with Kids in Chesterfield

I’ve been meaning to write something like this for a while. Firstly because this is exactly what I would have liked to have read when I was new to the area. And then also a knackered, sleep deprived parent scrabbling round for something fun to do for my child that didn’t make me want to […]

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Christmas Days out

Chatsworth Christmas Market

Each year (aside from last, for obvious reasons!) Chatsworth House plays host to one of the biggest and most popular Christmas markets in Derbyshire and the Peak District. Somehow, I hadn’t actually been before until today, but I’ve been asked so many questions I thought it was worth putting together a blog post. Here’s everything […]

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Christmas Days out

Christmas in Derbyshire – 6 Fabulously Festive Things to Do in Derbyshire

Get in the Christmas spirit with my guide to the most festive events to make your Christmas in Derbyshire sparkle in 2021! Christmas at Chatsworth Chatsworth is stunning at any time of year but comes into its own in the festive season when the house is beautifully dressed for Christmas. The theme this year is […]

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Food

The Horseshoes Long Lane REVIEW

The Horseshoes Long Lane is an award winning gastro pub that has been on my foodie radar for a while. We recently dined there as part of my birthday mini break. We were staying at the boutique The Cow at Dalbury Lees who sadly weren’t offering evening dining as a result of staff shortages. The […]

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Stay

A Night at The Cow Dalbury Lees REVIEW

The Cow at Dalbury Lees is a beautifully cosy, traditional country pub with a number of stylish, boutique rooms. We stayed as a birthday treat at the start of October. Here’s what I thought… There’s nothing more I like than a night away in a boutique hotel. We have always been big fans of a […]

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Food

Afternoon Tea at the Cavendish Hotel Baslow – is this the best afternoon tea in Derbyshire?

Here’s why I think the Cavendish Hotel Baslow offers the best traditional afternoon tea in Derbyshire. Nestled on the Chatsworth Estate, the Cavendish Hotel enjoys an enviable position in Baslow village not far from Bakewell. The Cavendish has built a reputation as one of the finest hotels in Derbyshire and the Peak District. I recently […]