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Food

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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Local businesses

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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Food

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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Food

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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Local businesses

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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Food

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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Local businesses

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 […]

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Lifestyle

6 Ways to Survive Lockdown

Here we go again. Lockdown #3. Sadly, you’re probably getting quite adept at dealing with the lack of liberty, but here are lots of little ideas to get through the next couple of months. Many of these ways to survive lockdown are from the collective hive mind of my lovely Instagram followers who kindly volunteered […]

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Food

6 Best Places for a Chesterfield Brunch

The best restaurants for a delicious Chesterfield brunch Whether it’s breakfast or brunch, there’s been a huge surge in people eating the first meal of the day outside the home over recent years (lockdown aside!). I always think it feels like a huge treat to go out for breakfast or brunch. It’s also a much […]