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Christmas Local businesses

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

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 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 Food

Festive Menu at The Scotsman’s Pack, Hathersage REVIEW

[AD] I was invited to dine on a gifted basis in exchange for a review. As always, all opinions expressed here are completely my own.   The Scotsman’s Pack is a traditional country inn in the pretty Peak District town of Hathersage. It prides itself on serving up home cooked meals using locally sourced ingredients. […]

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Christmas Days out

Chatsworth Christmas Market

Each year (aside from last, for obvious reasons!) Chatsworth House plays host to one of the biggest and most popular Christmas markets in Derbyshire and the Peak District. Somehow, I hadn’t actually been before until today, but I’ve been asked so many questions I thought it was worth putting together a blog post. Here’s everything […]

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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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Christmas Days out

Christmas in Derbyshire – 6 Fabulously Festive Things to Do in Derbyshire

Get in the Christmas spirit with my guide to the most festive events to make your Christmas in Derbyshire sparkle in 2022! Christmas at Chatsworth Chatsworth is stunning at any time of year but comes into its own in the festive season when the house is beautifully dressed for Christmas. The theme this year is […]