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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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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 NB – This post was updated on 23rd December but I would definitely advise checking opening details before travelling whilst things are sadly so unstable for the hospitality sector. Here are my favourite places for coffee and a […]

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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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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 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 […]