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Hi there! Welcome to Derbyshire Delights!

My name's Katie - I'm from Derbyshire, as you might have guessed.

I want to use this blog to write about the lovely places in my beautiful home county, really. It's honestly as simple as that.

The blog used to be called The Weekend Edition from 2016 until 2019, and a couple of my friends (Lou & Amy) wrote the odd post for the blog back then. We used to write about all sorts, with a focus on the East Midlands on a whole, which was pretty difficult to keep doing. The subject matter was really too broad to keep up with, and our focus constantly waned, to the detriment of the blog as a whole.

So, when we realised it wasn't working, I took the blog offline for a little while. And I had a little think about where to take things next...

Which is where the idea for Derbyshire Delights came from!

  1. I love alliteration (you'll know that if you already read my main blog, Katie Writes) 
  2. I love Derbyshire (who doesn't?) and
  3. I want to explore the county more, and what better excuse than to write about it while I'm at it?

And, long-time readers, don't fret - if you want to read the old posts we had on The Weekend Edition, you can find almost all of them in the TWE Archive.

If you're nosy and fancy a few facts about me? Here you are:

  • I'm from Belper. 
  • I studied at the University of Derby followed by a postgrad Journalism course at Nottingham Trent University. 
  • I've got a little Jack Russell called Cookie. (He's called that because he has brown spots on his legs that look like chocolate chips!) 
  • I've had a blog of some form or other for the majority of the past 12 or 13 years! 
  • I'm a quarter German. 
  • I love cappuccino (2 sugars, if you're mashing) and drink heaps of lovely green tea every day too. 
  • Mint choc chip is my favourite ice cream flavour, followed by pistachio (Gelato Village in Leicester make it - if you're ever there, you should try some!) 
  • I'm a bit of a music nerd, despite not being able to play any instruments. 
  • I adore photography and have accumulated several cameras over the past few years - and I'm starting to get into film photography too. 
  • One of my favourite ever books is Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig, and my current fave song is Blown Rose by Blossoms (who I've seen live twice!) 
Now I think you know me a little better, don't you? Lovely to 'meet' you! 

Where else can you find me?

Over on Katie Writes. (That's my 'main' blog, if you didn't already know.) On Instagram. Or Twitter.

And if you'd like to get in touch, pop over to the contact page!

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