Days out

Mirror Mirror Exhibition at Chatsworth

The majestic Chatsworth House and Gardens officially re-open today, Saturday 18th March with a breath-taking new exhibition, ‘Mirror Mirror: Reflections on Design at Chatsworth’. Featuring commissioned works by 16 contemporary, world renowned designers, the exhibition will be on display throughout the house and garden until October. Co-curated by Alex Hodby, Senior Curator of Programme at Chatsworth, […]

Days out Family friendly

7 Free Things to do in Derbyshire this January

When it feels a very long way until payday, most of us are looking for free or cheap activities. The vast majority of these are outside – so wrap up warm. Here’s my edit of fabulous free things to do in Derbyshire this January. I originally wrote a version of this post last year – […]

Days out Events

What’s On Derbyshire 2023 Events Guide

A carefully curated list of events you actually want to go to, in Derbyshire and just beyond. Here’s my guide to the best events and what’s on in Derbyshire (and if it’s really of interest, in surrounding counties) in 2023, all organised by date. There are lots of free activities, and most events (not all) […]


2022 Reflections of a Derbyshire Blogger

2022 has been a year of huge change – both personally and professionally. I always like to reflect and give thanks. Here’s a chronological look back on a very crazy year. The highs, the lows and what I have learned in 2022. Thank you to every single establishment who invited us – I’m sorry we […]

Christmas Days out

Beat Chrimbo Limbo Boredom 2022/23

10 Things to do in Derbyshire between Christmas and New Year Chrimbo Limbo (or Twixmas if you insist) is that funny old time in between Christmas and New Year when the days all merge into one. Starting to feel like a pig in a blanket? Going a bit stir-crazy with cabin fever? Here’s some suggestions […]

Christmas Events Family friendly

The Snowman Tour REVIEW

Review by regular guest writer, Charlotte A Taylor. Follow Charlotte on Instagram and read more of her posts. [AD] In the stunning City Hall in Sheffield, Carrot Productions hosted their Christmas spectacular- the live orchestral accompaniment to Shaun the Sheep, the Flight Before Christmas and the classic story of The Snowman. Patiently waiting for us […]

Christmas Local businesses

Luxury Christmas Wreath Workshop

A review from Lovely Local Indie guest writer, Charlotte A Taylor – find Charlotte on Instagram or read more of her posts. [AD – PR invite] No doubt is it true that something means more if you make it yourself. This is exactly as much as I am finding out every time I return home […]

Drink Events Fine dining

Wine Series at Peak Edge

Chapter 1: Spain with Fawcett and Friends [AD] A few weeks ago I enjoyed a truly unique evening at Peak Edge reviewing the first of their Wine Series events. Designed to be a journey through a particular country or region’s best wines, this first event paired sublime Spanish wines with a tasting menu of quality […]


High Flatts Barn, Tissington REVIEW

[AD] A couple of weekends ago we enjoyed a wonderful weekend away staying at High Flatts Barn in Tissington, Derbyshire. Recently fully renovated to a very high standard, the holiday cottage has been beautifully decorated throughout in a chic, contemporary style that perfectly suits it’s stunning countryside location. High Flatts Barn enjoys stunning panoramic views […]

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 […]