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Stella’s Kitchen, West African Cuisine in The Peak District

Stella’s Kitchen, West African Cuisine in The Peak District

Stella’s Kitchen is one of those places with true character. If someone had said to me “It’s a place that serves African cuisine at a cottage in the Peak District between Eyam and Foolow” my reaction would have been “Really?”. But why not? If there’s […]

Maier Sports Lulaka Walking Trousers

Maier Sports Lulaka Walking Trousers

Overview Maier Sports is a manufacturer of high quality sportswear that has been around for 75 years priding itself on their outstanding range of trouser (pants) fits available for men and women.  Not all people are the same size and they celebrate this by offering […]

Peak Nature Photography Hides

Peak Nature Photography Hides

As soon as I spotted Chris Johnstone’s Peak Nature site I couldn’t wait to contact him so I could try out one of his hides and take some wonderful Buzzard shots like his. You should check out the images on his site, they are spectacular! […]

Cow Close Farm Home of The Millstone Cheese

Cow Close Farm Home of The Millstone Cheese

There was a certain inevitability about Millstone Cheese. The process of producing most cheeses traditionally creates something approximating a wheel and, with a hole in the middle you have a millstone. But that said it took a couple of people with the passion for both […]

A Trip to Haddon Hall

A Trip to Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall is one of those places that we’ve somewhat neglected to visit in preference to it’s bigger and better known neighbour, Chatsworth House. However it is beautiful and historic so well worth a visit. So yesterday that’s what we did, spent a few hours […]

Ann Bates Ceramics

Ann Bates Ceramics

Down a quiet lane in Derbyshire lies a sleepy verdant hamlet and a beautiful cottage just like the ones on chocolate boxes. The home and workshop of ceramics creative, Ann Bates. Ann has a good pedigree having studied for a BA (Hons) Applied Art Degree […]

Peaked Interest Collection

Peaked Interest Collection

News about the Peaked Interest Collection: We’re selling our prints at local craft fairs, mounted and/or framed. For details of the locations click here. Scroll down to see what’s available to buy and details of other events coming soon. About the Peaked Interest Collection Carol […]

RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2017

RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2017

Tickets for the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2017 had all but sold out the last time we checked so it’s a good job we booked early. Being the first RHS Show at Chatsworth we didn’t know what to expect except for the few sneak peeks that […]

Cromford Canal Walk

Cromford Canal Walk

Cromford Canal has a history stretching back over 200 years. It was conceived in the 18th century as an extension to the Erewash Canal. After receiving its Act of Parliament in 1789 worked started on the 14.5 mile cut. Despite initial hiccups including the costs […]

Village Green Cafe, Eyam

Village Green Cafe, Eyam

The Village Green Café Eyam nestles at the centre of a village steeped in history and genuine charm. Eyam Village has a long and fascinating history that draws visitors from across the UK and beyond. We talked to Sara at The Village Green Café about […]

Chrome Hill In Spring

Chrome Hill In Spring

Here are a few images from a recent walk up and over Chrome Hill. It’s not a long walk, and I’ll write it up at some point for those of you who want to have a go at it. However the gradient of Chrome Hill […]

Howden Reservoir Walk On The May Day Weekend

Howden Reservoir Walk On The May Day Weekend

We’ve talked about the Howden Reservoir Walk before here. The walk around the Howden and Derwent reservoirs is one of our favourites. here are a few images to show you what you’re missing if you’ve not already been thee. The circuit’s 16.5km so not perhaps for […]