Amy Cronin is one of the Chilterns best organisers, after setting up The Complete Girl Friday two years ago, Amy continues to add strings to her bow at a regular rate. She would argue too regular sometimes!! Alongside working for local frazzled mums with not enough hours in the day and providing PA support to local businesses, Amy has recently taken over Little Fox Markets. Amy had been organising Peterley Manor Farm Christmas Market for the last two years when she was approached to take over Little Fox. Already just 3 months in, Amy has secured new venues in Amersham and Gerrards Cross to compliment the existing location already running in Rickmansworth.
Little Fox Markets are entirely made up of handmade, homemade products by local people, which makes it a unique shopping experience with a lovely supportive feel. What better way to support your community and boost local economy than buy unique gifts and food from local entrepreneurs Little Fox aims to have a variety of stalls varying from month to month, including a french patisserie with sublime tarts, cakes and pies, to candle makers, jams and chutneys, breads, jewellery, glass makers and so much more.
Little Fox will be running regularly across Amersham, Gerrards Cross and Rickmansworth throughout the year, as well as several ‘pop ups’ – keep a check on the website and facebook page for more details.
My Favourite Places
Chorleywood Common – This represents my youth, I lived in Chorleywood until the age of 25, when I moved further into the Chilterns to buy my own house. Fond memories of walking with my grandma, cycling with friends, climbing trees with my siblings. Now it is one of the most beautiful spots locally for a weekend walk, with lovely pubs on each corner should you need a respite! Website: click here.
The Little Orchard, Chesham – I moved to Chesham at 25 and whilst some things are exactly how I found them, the pedestrianised high street is definitely moving with the times. The Little Orchard for me represents a new generation in Chesham, run by local couple Daniella and Jonathan, who have children at the local schools. The Little Orchard offers amazing coffee, alongside a new breakfast menu and healthy and comforting lunches but my favourite has to be on a Friday night when the prosecco and jazz comes out with anti pasti boards and pizza. Our very own wine bar in Chesham on a Friday night. Website: click here.
The White Hart, Whelpley Hill – my go to pub for a Sunday roast, and cheeky weeknight treat. A small, warm, welcoming pub with superb food. The team are fantastic and and in the winter you can sit by the fire whilst putting the world to rights over lunch. Relaxed, comforting, and always puts a smile on my face. Website: click here.
The Gatsby, Berkhamsted – Cocktails, Cocktails, Cocktails. Need I say more. A great place to catch up with friends over some drinks. London standard in Berkhamsted. Even in the winter the terrace is heated so you can still sit outside if the bar is busy! Website: click here.
Lowndes Park, Chesham – hugely under used, so many people just bypass this on the dual carriageway and never stop and go and experience it. A vast area with woods at the top,a great playground, pond and skate park. The tree lined pathway right through the middle towards the beautiful St Mary’s Church, is wonderful in any season. Last year I had the pleasure of going to a a ‘Duende’ pop up restaurant there – tipis overlooking the pond, and laying in the sunshine on the hill afterwards – a perfect day! Website: click here.
Peterley Manor Farm, Prestwood – maybe I am biased after running Christmas Markets there, but this a local joy. The relatively recent addition of the Wild Strawberry Cafe has transformed this family run farm. They have a fantastic farm shop, selling everything you can possibly imagine, a lovely team, PYO in the summer months and of course The Wild Strawberry Cafe serving a very nice brunch underneath the cosy fleece lined yurt. Not to forget the best Christmas Market for miles at the end of November 😉 Website: click here.