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Derbyshire’s Finest Independent Bookshops

Just in time for National Bookshop Day on Saturday 1st October, check out our hand-picked list of the best independent bookshops Derbyshire has to offer There is something so peaceful about setting foot in a bookshop that makes it a place you’re happy to while away time. Screens hold such a special part of our […]

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Our Derbyshire Wedding

And the Derbyshire small businesses who helped make our day special On our fourth wedding anniversary I thought it might be fun to share some throwback pictures of our Derbyshire wedding and the lovely, local, independent businesses we used to make our day special. Who doesn’t enjoy looking back through their wedding snaps?! Any excuse… […]

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Platinum Jubilee Gifts and Souvenirs from Derbyshire Small Businesses

This year, Her Majesty The Queen will be the first British Monarch to celebrate seventy years on the throne. The Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend takes place from 2nd to 5th June. Here’s how to find the best celebration events near you in Derbyshire, and some of the most gorgeous gifts and souvenirs from lovely, local, independents. […]

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First Professional Branding Shoot

I recently had a branding shoot for my website and so that I have some professional headshots ready to go when I am next asked for one. I have known for a while that I needed some professional photos of me to use. It was part of taking this blog, Lovely Local Indie and my […]

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Food Local businesses

The Best Valentine’s Menus & Dine In Options in Derbyshire in 2022

Here’s my edit of the best Valentine’s Day menus from the loveliest independent restaurants across Derbyshire. I’ve also included dine in options for those who struggle to get a babysitter or who just prefer to stay in the comfort of their own house. All of the details of these were found on the Instagram or […]

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Galentine’s Day Ideas in Derbyshire

Valentine’s Day can be nauseating at best and downright depressing at worst when you’re single. So Galentine’s is a great excuse to celebrate your female friendships. Whether it’s rounding up your mates for a good brunch or just sending someone special a little something to brighten up their day, here’s my Galentine’s Day edit of […]

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Top 10 Instagram Posts about Derbyshire (& Tips on How to Create Content on Instagram)

Instagram is by far and away my favourite social media platform. I just love the positive vibe. Over the years I’ve put a lot of time and effort into growing my Instagram account and now have over 11k predominantly local followers on my @mollyinderbyshire account. I’ve made great friends (some of who have now translated […]

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Christmas Local businesses

Derbyshire Christmas Gift Guide – 30+ Present Ideas from Lovely, Local, Independent Brands

Shopping small and local is so important. If we don’t buy from our local shops and businesses they simply won’t exist in the future. This Christmas let’s not further line the pockets of distant billionaires and their global corporations. Let’s support the brilliant, hardworking owners, makers and shopkeepers, their families and our local community. Here’s […]

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Derbyshire Day 2021

Did you know there’s an annual Derbyshire Day? Each year, 22nd September is designated Derbyshire Day. A day when we can shout from the roof tops how great Derbyshire is. Clearly I’m preaching to the converted here, but Derbyshire is great and we should be celebrating it. We all know how much local businesses have […]

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Lifestyle Local businesses

Car Valet at Home in Chesterfield by The Car Cleanser

Today I was treated to a full valet of my car by The Car Cleanser at my home in Chesterfield. I was gifted this service in exchange for a review but all views are my own. [AD] The background You might recall that earlier in the summer, I test drove the new Mini Electric. Ever […]