So the last 2 month's have gone by in blur; 2 month's of late nights compiling, sorting, checking, double checking and triple checking content for this shiny new website.
Having never worked with or been involved with website's before it has been quite an experience deciding what should go where, colours, designs, competitions, blogs whilst still trying to stay true to the original concept ... an easy to use website that compiles events for families in Derbyshire.
I would like to think we have managed to do what we set out to do; the feedback from family and friends was really positive (and we can't thank our families enough for listening to all our ideas, giving input and supporting us in all the different ways they have) but the worry was that no-one would use it or those outside of our 'circle' wouldn't like what we've created. I couldn't have been more wrong ... the e-mails and Facebook posts have been awesome and I couldn't be more grateful for the support we have received from Derbyshire families so far.
A massive thanks goes to those who have helped us in either a little or a big way; BBC Radio Derby, Radio Ashbourne, Jumping Clay Derby, Derby Museums, Spondon Rovers FC, Matlock Farm Park, The Revolution Series, RSPCA Derby, Love Derby, National Forest Adventure Park, The Chestnut Centre, Lots For Tots, Derby Mums and Zest Fit. You've all taken a gamble on something that was being created and I hope we are living up to what was expected from us!
Please keep using the site, sharing with friends and interacting with us ... it's only going to grow and with your support we can keep putting on awesome competitions for all these top notch attractions we have across Derbyshire.
From here on in I'm talking football; if you don't like football you can stop reading here as it might get pretty boring.
This week took me to Germany (Munich to be precise) and I had the pleasure of watching the Audi Cup semi-finals featuring Tottenham, Real Madrid, AC Milan and, of course, Bayern Munich. Despite being ridiculously tired from several late nights and early morning I was mesmorized by this awesome stadium and passionate fans. The Allianz Arena has always been in my 'top 3' of football stadiums to visit and it was well worth the wait.
Back to reality and DCFC kicked off the season with a 0-0 draw away at Bolton; whilst I didn't make the trip to Bolton this season it did look like a good result against a team who look in good shape for the new season. I think that you always find teams are so evenly matched over the first 7 or 8 games but I've got nothing but optimism for 2015/16 ... Rams Are Going Up!!!
Roll on Charlton at the iPro this weekend (another cracking family day out!)
Have a brilliant week everyone.