Here are some of our favourite places on the web
Everyone, it seems, has a presence on the web these days  but some are better than others.

Best of the Blogs

Kitchen Chronicles of a Country Cook/Babe by Lotte Duncan

The Spaghetti Wombers by Pipa Gordon

Carolyn Pollack's Blog

Derby County Memories

Anton Rippon's  columns in the Derby Telegraph

Asthma UK blog

Fabulous Places blog

Joy Hales, Editor of Derbyshire Life magazine

Nikki's Nails - a great nail & beauty blog based in the UK

Wonderful Websites

Chronic Babe

Rippon-Buckler Genealogy

Genes Reunited

The Raphael Project

Lotte Duncan online

Online Retailers 

The fabulous online department store of the UK's premier shopping channel. A massive variety of items on offer, at good, frequently exceptional, prices. Many items are exclusive to QVC and they have a no-quibble 30-day money back guarantee for every item of stock, including beauty products, food items and even pierced earrings. All you risk is the cost of postage.

HQ Hair

A fabulous repository of all-things beauty. A vast range of premium brands, hard-to-find products and beauty insider secrets. Prices are good and there are frequent special offers, discounts and gift set promotions. In the unlikely event you can't find a gift for someone, they do gift vouchers too! Really speedy delivery too! I've been using them for years and have never let me down!


Originally known as "As Seen On Screen" - offering the items, or look-a-likes, that celebs and film/tv characters wore on our screens, is now a well-established online source for hundreds of fashion and beauty items. All the hot looks and products are found there and they now have a number of their own ranges. If you want to get the very latest styles, then this is the first place to go.


One of the most fascinating marketplaces on the web, Etsy specialises in handmade and vintage items, handicrafts, artwork and supplies etc. Some of the most talented artisans out there exhibit and sell their products at Etsy. You have to become a member to buy, but the process is quick, painless and free! If you thought the age of handmade jewellery, hair accessories, fashion and home decor was long gone, or simply out of your price range - think again! Oh, and if you're one of those fabulously clever people who makes beautiful things, you can sell through the site too.

Cybercandy Ltd

American Soda

The Stateside Candy Company

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