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Lost Houses of Derbyshire – Brimington Hall

I have a feeling that, had Brimington Hall survived the rapid industrialization of early 20th century Chesterfield, it would by now be listed grade I or II*, for it was, judging from our limited knowledge, a house of exceptional interest architecturally.  An estate at Brimington was held from the earliest times by a family which […]

Walk Derbyshire – Thor’s Cave & The Manifold Valley

7 miles (11km): moderate trail and field-paths. Two steep climbs.  Muddy sections. RECOMMENDED MAP: Ordnance Survey 1:25000 scale Outdoor Leisure Sheet 24, The Peak District, White Peak Area. BUS SERVICES: None beyond Hulme End. CAR PARKING: At Wetton Mill. REFRESHMENTS: at Wetton Mill café. This walk criss-crosses the Manifold Valley, climbing its steep sides twice […]

Celebrity Interview – Paul Carrack

He takes nothing for granted and continually strives to make “a great, great album – the next one will be better”. This is despite his latest one, ‘These Days’, being described by some people as “the finest album of his distinguished career”. Not sure who Paul Carrack is? He wrote and sang  ‘How Long’ with Ace […]

Product Test – Temple Spa

Time for luxury with Temple Spa Palm Balm £19 Our award-winning hand cream is very popular in the Autumn and Winter, as it protects and moisturises your hands when the seasons are changing and during cold and frosty weather. Luxurious skincare for your hands. More than just a handcream this luxurious skincare treatment fuses together […]

Restaurant Review – Jeera, Codnor

The British love affair with ‘Indian’ cuisine has come a long way in the past 50 years. From the days when anything with a hint of chili and a whiff of cumin was called a curry, to today when we can dine on authentic regional variations from the subcontinent. For example Eastern Indian cuisine is […]

Tried & Tested – Clinique Fit

Life’s a marathon. Look good running it.      Active beauty for an active lifestyle. Every day is jam-packed and full of surprises, look good no matter what you’re doing—whether that’s hiking or heading to Sunday brunch straight from yoga. Introducing CliniqueFit, a carefully curated line of athletic-inspired, high performance skin care and makeup that’s […]