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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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Lifestyle Local Business

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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Family friendly Local Business

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 […]

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Days out Local Business

8 Great Places in and around the Peak District

To celebrate its 70th birthday, I’m sharing 8 fabulous places in and around the Peak District from a local’s perspective, highlighting the lovely, local, indie businesses The Peak District is famed for it’s stunning scenery, and is immensely popular with walkers and cyclists. But there’s more to it than just the great outdoors. There is […]

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Eco Swaps – 4 Easy Changes to Make Today

Easy eco swaps from lovely, local, independent, small businesses. This is technically an AD as I was kindly gifted all these products by Local Loop Clowne which is now operated by Happy Roots Farm. However, all these views are entirely my own and I was under no obligation to post. When I was researching the […]

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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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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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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 […]