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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 I’ve been stalking Let’s Taco ‘Bout It Derby online ever since I discovered them on Instagram, and have heard glowing reviews from my friends. Not living in their delivery radius, and with […]

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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 on 13th May 2021 but I would still advise checking opening details before travelling. Here are my favourite places for coffee and a walk in and around Derbyshire. Best places for coffee and a […]

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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. Bulls Head in Holymoorside, near Chesterfield […]

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

I know lots of us are keen to buy small and local where possible. It’s not necessarily easy with the lockdown restrictions so I’ve sourced the very best lovely, local, indie gifts from a range of Derbyshire companies with details of how to order from the safety and comfort of your own home. There’s only […]

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Food

12 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 in Derbyshire

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. Valentine’s, Galentine’s or just a lockdown treat, here’s my selection of the very best Derbyshire gifts this Valentine’s. Gifts Peak District Candle Co […]

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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

Vegan restaurants Derby & Derbyshire

Struggling to find the best vegan restaurants Derby? I’m not a vegan myself but after extensive research (and huge thanks to everyone who has helped with this), here’s my edit of the best plant based options in and around Derbyshire. Fully vegan restaurants, Derby Plant on Saddlergate in Derby is a 100% plant based café […]