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Spa Break at Ensana Buxton Crescent hotel REVIEW

[AD – PR invite] I was absolutely delighted to receive an invite to enjoy a spa break at Ensana Buxton Crescent hotel. It’s been rearranged a few times due to covid, but I finally got there yesterday, and it was bliss. For someone who is essentially very lazy, I am not very good at relaxing. […]

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Local businesses

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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Family Friendly Cromford Canal Walk

As an added extra to my popular, Pushchair Friendly Walks blog post, which contains ideas for over twenty lovely places for a wander with a pushchair, I’ve teamed up with Boom Magazine Belper to bring you a free sample of one of their family friendly walks for little legs. The PDF below can be easily […]

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Food

Lunch at The Prince of Wales Baslow REVIEW

This Thursday was our wedding anniversary so we treated ourselves to a nice lunch out in the Peak District. It’s rare that I write a blog post about somewhere I’ve only been once, especially when I didn’t take many photos – but I enjoyed both courses so much that I think the Prince of Wales […]

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Local businesses

Our Derbyshire Wedding

And the Derbyshire small businesses who helped make our day special On our fourth wedding anniversary I thought it might be fun to share some throwback pictures of our Derbyshire wedding and the lovely, local, independent businesses we used to make our day special. Who doesn’t enjoy looking back through their wedding snaps?! Any excuse… […]

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Local businesses

Platinum Jubilee Gifts and Souvenirs from Derbyshire Small Businesses

This year, Her Majesty The Queen will be the first British Monarch to celebrate seventy years on the throne. The Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend takes place from 2nd to 5th June. Here’s how to find the best celebration events near you in Derbyshire, and some of the most gorgeous gifts and souvenirs from lovely, local, independents. […]

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Days out

6 Pretty Places in Derbyshire for Jane Austen Fans

Jane Austen once wrote there is “no finer county in England than Derbyshire”. I wholeheartedly agree! Here’s some staycation or day trip ideas for Jane Austen fans, including all the key spots where Pride and Prejudice filmed. Bakewell Pride and Prejudice is very much based in Derbyshire. Austen is thought to have based fictional Lambton […]

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Food

8 Best Places for a Sunday Roast in Derbyshire

Looking for the best places for a Sunday roast in Derbyshire? As a Derbyshire food blogger I’ve made it my personal mission to find out. Is there anything better on a Sunday than a delicious Sunday lunch? Perfectly roasted, good quality meat (or a vegetarian or vegan alternative), fluffy Yorkshire puddings, crispy roast potatoes and […]

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Drink Food

The Buji Bar Derby REVIEW

[AD] Last night I was invited to sample the offerings of one of Derby’s newest bars, The Buji Bar. Situated in the historic Royal Building on Victoria Street. If you are old like me, the best way to describe this is almost opposite the old Debenhams. Now this is a really up and coming area […]

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Food

Steak Night at The Kedleston Country House, Derby REVIEW

[AD – PR invite. Our food and drinks were complimentary in exchange for a review. As always, views are my own] The Kedleston Country House is firmly under new ownership. It’s now family owned, and the new owners are quietly establishing it as one of the premier places to eat and drink in Derby. We […]

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Days out

What’s On in Derbyshire – Events Guide

Here’s my guide to the best events and what’s on in Derbyshire (and if it’s really of interest, in surrounding counties), all organised by date. All information provided in good faith but please do check directly with organisers before making a special journey. Some events require pre-booking. If you’re looking for things to do rather […]