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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 […]


The George Hathersage REVIEW

[AD – gifted meal] I’d heard such good things about this newly renovated country inn and gastro pub. It relaunched under new ownership not long ago. Everyone I know who has dined at The George has been very complimentary about it, so when I was recently invited for dinner I jumped at the opportunity. The […]


Make New Friends in Derbyshire

Whether you’re single, looking to expand your social circle or take up a new hobby, there are lots of ways to make new friends in Derby and Derbyshire. Here’s a round up of some of the friendliest, most welcoming social groups in the local area so you can meet people near you. How did we […]

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6 Free Things to do in Derbyshire this January

When it feels a very long way until payday, most of us are looking for free or cheap activities. The vast majority of these are outside – so wrap up warm. Here’s my edit of fabulous free things to do in Derbyshire. The trick to having a really cheap day out is to take a […]

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The Best January Offers in Derbyshire

I’ve seen some amazing offers and discounts on social media over the last few days and thought it would be useful to gather them together in one place. I’ve tried to include as much information as possible but I would imagine all of these are subject to availability. Please do double check details before travelling. […]


10 Most Memorable Meals of 2021 from a Derbyshire Food Blogger

I thought this might be a fun way to round up my food blogging adventures of 2021. It’s been a funny old year hasn’t it? Lockdowns and ever changing restrictions… but also, thankfully, some relative normality. Let’s hope for much more of that in 2022. So, what does a Derbyshire food blogger most like to […]

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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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National Trust Derbyshire – a perfect ‘Twixmas’ day out

There are several impressive National Trust properties in Derbyshire. Our favourites are Calke Abbey, Kedleston Hall and Hardwick Hall. But there’s also numerous places in the Peak District, where NT members can park for free which give access to stunning walking and hiking through the national park. Here’s my guide to the best of National […]

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The Bulls Head Holymoorside REVIEW

[AD] Our meal and drinks were gifted in exchange for a review. As always, views are completely my own. I’d heard good things about The Bulls Head Holymoorside. But I had no idea just how spectacular the food is. I was recently invited to review their tasting menu and I was blown away by the […]