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16 Chesterfield Takeaways

Here’s the low down on the very best Chesterfield takeaways. No faceless chains, just lovely, local, independent restaurants offering delicious food for you to enjoy at home. A Friday night takeaway has become a sacred part of our lockdown week. Here’s my edit of the absolute best restaurants in the local area offering food for […]

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Eco Swaps – 4 Easy Changes to Make Today

Easy eco swaps from lovely, local, independent, small businesses. This is technically an AD as I was kindly gifted all these products by Local Loop Clowne which is now operated by Happy Roots Farm. However, all these views are entirely my own and I was under no obligation to post. When I was researching the […]

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24 Places with Gorgeous Outdoor Seating in Derbyshire

Amazing outdoor seating: attractive, comfortable and often covered and/or with some heating and serving up great food, quality drinks and a wonderful ambiance. This was originally written in anticipation of 12th April 2021 and the much awaited date for the reopening of outdoor hospitality. It was last updated September 2021. I’ve collated this list of […]

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Let’s Taco ‘Bout It Derby REVIEW

A review of one of Derby’s newest food pop-ups, Let’s Taco ‘Bout It, serving up authentic Mexican street food for collection or delivery Update (January 2022) – Let’s Taco ‘Bout It is currently on residency at the Mixing House in Derby. I’ve been stalking Let’s Taco ‘Bout It Derby online ever since I discovered them […]

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Meet the Women Leading Derbyshire’s Eco Businesses

Quick, easy swaps for more sustainable living Many of us are looking to make more eco conscious choices and reduce the amount of waste we create. Although I have started to make some small changes at home, I’m very much beginner so spoke to six local businesswomen in Derbyshire, each running pioneering eco businesses. Between […]

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15 Fabulous Places in Derbyshire for Coffee and a Walk

Ditch the faceless chains. Here’s the best independent coffee shops in Derbyshire to combine with a walk This post was updated in May 2022. Here are my favourite places for coffee and a walk in and around Derbyshire. Best places for coffee and a walk in the High Peak The pretty Peak District village of […]

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Afternoon Tea in Derbyshire – 7 Best Takeaways for Mother’s Day

Best takeaway afternoon tea in Derbyshire Afternoon tea is a delightful ritual. And a great excuse to eat loads of cake and scones! Here are my recommendations for the best places to get a takeaway afternoon tea in Derbyshire, and what they’re offering for Mother’s Day. All need pre-booking. I originally wrote this post for […]

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40 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas from Lovely, Local, Indie Brands

I know lots of us are keen to buy small and local where possible. I’ve sourced the very best lovely, local, indie gifts from a range of Derbyshire small businesses. There’s only the very best here, at prices to suit a range of budgets. Everything on here I would be happy to gift my own […]

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11 Best Farm Shops in Derbyshire

Farm shops in Derbyshire One reaches a certain age in life when a farm shop becomes wildly exciting. Quality, artisan food? Check. Ethically produced? Check. Sustainable and carbon footprint friendly? Check. Good for the local economy? Check. In an increasingly homogenised world, farm shops are a gateway into a more grounded, authentic way of shopping […]

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20+ Valentine’s Gift Ideas from Derbyshire Small Businesses

Whether you are spoiling your partner, cheering up a friend or just treating yourself, here’s my guide to the best possible Derbyshire Valentine’s. No faceless chains; just lovely, local, indie small businesses. Here’s my selection of the very best Derbyshire gifts this Valentine’s, fully updated for 2022. Valentine’s Gifts from Derbyshire Small Businesses Peak District […]