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Gardening – Spring

I wouldn’t say that the Winter has been particularly bad, looking back on my gardening diary we had 7ft snow drifts in 2014 in South Derbyshire but I do think it has been a long one. For the first time in 20 years we had snow early in December so after stop – start with […]

Deserted Villages

Up and down the land the remains of abandoned villages can only be recognised by a comment on an Ordnance Survey map. There are around 3000 sites of such places up and down the country where the words Medieval Village in Gothic type with the words ‘site of’ in brackets underneath record all that is […]

Tried & Tested – This Works

Deep Sleep Body Therapy 100ml £20 A spray-on moisturiser to soothe your body and calm your mind before bed Launched in 2011 with our iconic deep sleep pillow spray, the deep sleep range is now a collection of fast acting natural remedies proven to help overcome temporary periods of sleeplessness and re-instate a healthy sleep […]

Swell 3-Step Hair System

No More Fine, Limp Hair! With a staggering 40% of women and a high percentage of men in Western Europe living with fine, limp and thinning hair, it is no surprise this genetic disadvantage is one of the most common hair complaints. Whilst volume and body can be created with styling, few products on the […]

Matlock Gurkha Inn

A few weeks ago the old Royal Oak in Tansley finished its transformation from a country pub to a new Nepalese and Indian Restaurant, and in keeping with this, it changed its name to the Matlock Gurkha Inn. You can’t miss the restaurant on the main road from Tansley into Matlock with its brightly painted […]

Calke Abbey And Its Gardens

In the years before Calke Abbey became a National Trust property, a visitor who had heard rumours of rooms full of abandoned relics, decided to ‘explore’.  Making an excuse to visit a toilet, he deliberately wandered along neglected corridors, opening doors into rooms where years of sunshine had bleached the colour out of Victorian Turkey […]

Exploring New Mills

The end of the last ice age about 10,000 years ago saw massive floods careering down what became the Sett and Goyt valleys. The power generated by the force of billions of gallons of flood water carved a deep gorge, around which the town of New Mills now stands. This water was a heaven-sent opportunity […]

Lost House – Derwent Hall

Architect Joseph Aloysius Hansom undertook the work of creating an Elysium amongst the dark hills above Derwent. Next time you turn on the tap, you might spare a thought for poor old Derwent Hall. This interesting and distinguished house disappeared slowly beneath the waters of Derwent Reservoir between summer 1943 and 1945, when the last […]