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Be a Star and Support Independents this Christmas

If you’ve been in Chesterfield recently you might have spotted beautiful star lanterns popping up across the town. A range of local, independent businesses in Chesterfield have teamed up to spread the message about the importance of shopping local and supporting independent. The Be a Star and Support Independents campaign has been organised by Independent […]

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Christmas Local businesses

Fabulously Festive Christmas Shopping in Derbyshire

This year, I set out to write two gift guides. One was a ‘clickable’ Derbyshire Christmas Gift Guide for those who love to online shop, and then this one, which is more about the experience of shopping, supporting Derbyshire high streets and brick and mortar shops and having a lovely festive day out. Why not […]

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Christmas at Denby Pottery Village

[AD] When I used to live in Belper, I loved a mooch around Denby Pottery Village. There’s a brilliant factory shop where I’ve picked up some utter bargain pieces of this iconic English brand over the years. I haven’t actually been back since leaving Belper, but we have been invited to review their Santa Experience… […]

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Christmas Local businesses

Derbyshire Christmas Gift Guide

[AD*] Shop small and local this Christmas with this Derbyshire Christmas Gift Guide comprising of only lovely, local, independent brands. This year, I’ve separated the guide into this one, which is shoppable online – and a separate blog post which details some of the loveliest places to shop in person. If you are wanting the […]

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Christmas Days out

Christmas Events in Derby and Derbyshire 2022

I’ve rounded up some spectacularly seasonal Christmas events in Derbyshire. From South Derbyshire to the very north of Derbyshire, via the Peak District and Derby city centre, here’s my carefully curated guide to the best festive things to do in Derbyshire in 2022. Most events are family friendly but there’s also plenty for couples and […]

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Christmas Days out

Christmas at Chatsworth 2022

For both Derbyshire residents and visitors alike, Chatsworth House at Christmas time is the pinnacle of our festive calendars. Chatsworth have just announced their plans for the 2022 season and I thought it was only right to dedicate a blog post to this! Here’s everything you need to know about Christmas at Chatsworth House, Gardens […]

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Christmas Days out Family friendly

WIN 4 tickets to The Snowman Tour

The Snowman Tour is returning to Derbyshire this December! An award winning, magical production – and you can win tickets for you and your family at either the Derby or Buxton performances (the winner chooses). GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED – Congratulations to Joyce who won the tickets. The Snowman Tour Including Shaun The Sheep – The […]

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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 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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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 […]