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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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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 […]

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Pop-Up Café at The Shed Space and Store

[AD] On Saturday I was kindly invited to one of the pop-up cafés at The Shed Space and Store. We enjoyed tea and cake in their relaxing, inspiring space and found out a little bit more about this Derbyshire gem. The Shed Space and Store Described as a ‘concept space’ The Shed is a lovely, […]

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Why I Love Haddon Hall Artisan Market

The seasonal Haddon Hall artisan market is a regular feature at this stunning period property. For full transparency, a year ago I received gifted entry to Haddon’s late summer Mercatum. We enjoyed it so much that we have returned to every market since as paying customers – and I haven’t received any incentive for writing […]

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Drink Local businesses

So Good? UK Kombucha Hand Crafted in Derby

I’m a sucker for a small, local business with a heart. I fell head over heels for So Good Kombucha before even tasting it. Could it live up to the hype? Let me start this off by saying that prior to writing this article on UK kombucha I’d never tasted it. It was loosely on […]

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22 Father’s Day Ideas from Derbyshire Small Businesses

Is your Dad as difficult to buy for as the men in my life? I find it so hard buying for both my own Dad and now my husband and father of my daughter. Hopefully this will help! I’ve sourced the very best gifts from a range of Derbyshire small businesses. I know lots of […]

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9 Top Tips for Reducing Your Food Packaging Waste and Why It’s Important

Why is it important to reduce our food packaging waste? According to the Unwrapped report, the average person throws away more than 30kg of plastic packaging per person per year. Lots of food packaging (like that used to package pasta or rice) is not readily recyclable which means it ends up in landfill or polluting […]

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7 Reasons to Shop Local (when you can)

How I found my love of local Feel free to scroll straight down to the list if you just want to cut to the chase. If you’re of a certain age, you’ll appreciate how the word ‘local’ has come full circle back into being in fashion and desirable. When I was growing up, I had […]

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Pushchair friendly walks Derbyshire

The best pushchair friendly walks Derbyshire, complete with where to park and where to get a great coffee after I don’t know about you but motherhood hit me like a ton of bricks. I loved it, but it was a huge adjustment. Suddenly just leaving the house became a massive achievement, and my world felt […]

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Derbyshire Gin – Reap & Sow’s Gin Shop

Explore the beautiful gin shop in Barlow, Derbyshire for a full range of gin related gifts from lovely, local, independent small businesses. Barlow is a pretty village situated on the edge of the Peak District, but easily accessible from Chesterfield or Sheffield. Tucked away in the farmyard of Church Farm is the craft distillery and […]