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10 Most Memorable Meals of 2021 from a Derbyshire Food Blogger

I thought this might be a fun way to round up my food blogging adventures of 2021. It’s been a funny old year hasn’t it? Lockdowns and ever changing restrictions… but also, thankfully, some relative normality. Let’s hope for much more of that in 2022. So, what does a Derbyshire food blogger most like to […]

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Christmas Days out

Beat Chrimbo Limbo Boredom – 5 Things to do in Derbyshire in 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. Personally, I now love it and am more than happy to lurch from one festive meal of leftovers to the next, combinations becoming increasingly odd as the best before dates […]

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Christmas Days out Family friendly

National Trust Derbyshire – a perfect ‘Twixmas’ day out

There are several impressive National Trust properties in Derbyshire. Our favourites are Calke Abbey, Kedleston Hall and Hardwick Hall. But there’s also numerous places in the Peak District, where NT members can park for free which give access to stunning walking and hiking through the national park. Here’s my guide to the best of National […]

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Fine dining Food

The Bulls Head Holymoorside REVIEW

[AD] Our meal and drinks were gifted in exchange for a review. As always, views are completely my own. I’d heard good things about The Bulls Head Holymoorside. But I had no idea just how spectacular the food is. I was recently invited to review their tasting menu and I was blown away by the […]

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Christmas Drink Food

Festive Menu at the Barley Mow Bonsall

The Barley Mow Bonsall is a tiny Derbyshire pub. In many ways it’s the perfect example of a traditional country inn. One room, exposed wooden beams, full of characters, not least the landlady Colette. She’ll regale you with tales of the celebrities that have visited and have you laughing and chuckling along with the locals. […]

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Christmas

Wreath Workshop with Ink and Earth Studio

[AD] I was gifted a place and a plus one on this workshop in exchange for a review. As always, all opinions are entirely my own. I really love flowers – and all things Christmas. For the last few years I’ve been tempted to book myself on to a wreath making workshop. They always sound […]

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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 in my capacity as a Derbyshire blogger. What is your favourite winter treat? Just being warm and cosy at home with […]

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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 […]