The Orangery at St Elphin’s Park, Darley Dale


A few weeks ago I received an invitation to dinner at The Orangery at St Elphins, and after a little research was immediately intrigued as the restaurant is actually part of a retirement village…

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The Duncombe Arms, Ellastone

I love celebrating birthdays – it’s always so nice to get together with your favourite people, and they’re just such a great excuse to go for dinner (as if I needed another one!)

To celebrate such an occasion for a friend the other week, we booked a table at The Duncombe Arms for dinner – a pub in Ellastone, Staffordshire, which is a stones throw from Alton Towers

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Recipe – Thai red curry tofu

I’m not going to lie, it’s been an indulgent few weeks, so when Mae Ploy™ contacted me to ask if I’d like to try some of their Thai curry pastes I immediately wanted to make something healthy that still packed a punch in the flavour department

This Thai red curry tofu with freekeh & broccoli certainly fits the bill, and is super quick and easy

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The Cow, Dalbury Lees

You know what it’s like, you’ve got a salad planned for dinner but it’s a gorgeous sunny evening, your willpower runs out and you just have to pop out to a delightful country pub instead! (Just look at that blue sky…!) Cue a little drive down the country lanes to The Cow in Dalbury Lees

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