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  • Property Flirt

    Mudsters, come and drool over a stunning Somerset house with oodles of land, a swimming pool – and its own vast Georgian tithe barn (every home should have one)

  • The best advent calendars

    Counting the days until Christmas? Here, we can help with that! Open the door to the best 20 advent calendars and no nicking the chocolates before your kids wake up.

  • Sherry baby! It’s back

    If you think sherry is just that unfashionable fortified wine drunk by grannies at Christmas, think again. It's making a major comeback. And here's why.

  • Cladesi Ricciarelli biscuits white wavy plates black worktop and two cups of coffee

    Recipe: Italian almond biscuits

    Nom nom nom. I'm loving this recipe for Crimbo. Get your kids to help you if you have the patience, or try it yourself with a glass of Italian red.

  • Doggy style

    Pampered pooches rejoice! Now you can lounge on a your very own mini-sofa that's more stylish than your owners' one. Woof!

  • The light fantastic

    I'm already planning my attack on God's Own Junkyard's neon sign pop-up at Selfridges. I want it all. And I want it now!

  • Drink me

    There's something very cheering about buying new mugs - they're a small thing (and usually very affordable) but they can really brighten your day, as well as your kitchen. They're also a brilliant gift for the person who has everything. I've been mugging up (ahem) on the best new ones around - 'tis the season for hunkering down with a hot brew after all. Kettle on? Let's go.

  • Guess the price !

    It's huge, light and airy, and in a pretty, peaceful village lying neatly between Somerset's two cultural hotspots. Niiiice. So, fellow nosey parkers - how much do you reckon?

  • One reason to live in Somerset…

    ...the amazing houses! Like this vast Victorian vicarage with glorious grounds in a Somerset village not far from England's smallest city of Wells.

  • A summer declutter

    If spring is the time for cleaning, summer is the perfect time to declutter. Grab those bin bags and let's get sorting.

  • There’s a chef in my kitchen!

    Planning a special celebration in Cornwall? Hire this brilliant private chef and let the restaurant come to you.

  • Speedy Supper

    Exec chef at Stoke Park, Chris Wheeler, has launched a cookbook and this Speedy Supper pan-fried sea trout recipe. Ready, Steady, COOK!

  • Perk up your frazzled garden

    Wilted borders and a lawn resembling the Gobi desert? Yup, us too. But happily we've got all the heatwave-combating garden tips.

  • Tomato bulgar salad

    Need some summer salad inspiration? Try this summer tomato bulgar salad bowl from private chef Laura Scott.

  • Treasure hunt

    Surrey is home to Europe's biggest and best antiques fair at Kempton Park, and now Sandown Park is joining the fun.

  • Tonight’s dinner, sorted

    This week's Speedy Supper comes from Muddy favourite, Donna Hay. It's fast, it's healthy and it's such a cinch even a child can make it.

  • Review: Range Rover Evoque

    Want a steer on the best cars but without all the boring blokey bits? Revving up on stage left, please find the latest Muddy review. And the star of the show? The very pretty Range Rover Evoque. Encore! Encore!

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    How to relocate without losing your mind

    Buying in a new area can be a humongous headache but we've picked up some great tips from a top property search expert. Smooth move, ahoy!

  • Edible art

    This is what the term 'edible art' was invented for. Cakes that look almost too good to eat. Grab a fork, and tuck in!

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    Blanket love

    Want to make your home cosy, inviting and super stylish all year round? We’ve found just the person to show you how.

  • House rules

    The first Northern Hemisphere of Aussie cookware giants House has arrived in the Home Counties and online and OMG mate, you're gonna love it.

  • The Kitchen

    So you know your julienne from your chiffonade? Thought not. Muddy sharpens its knife skills and dices like a Don at Chewton Glen's cookery school.

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    Lusophile Portuguese homewares

    Snap up these cheerful rugs and other accessories to give your home a touch of Portugal, via Battle, Sussex

  • white background crunchy batch of rectangular bars that look like flapjacks oats and fruit on baking paper and marble work surface golden colour and textured

    Deliciously Ella’s Honey & Lemon Breakfast Bars

    With a crunch and a zing, it's off to work we go. Deliciously Ella's breakfast bars are also good to munch on mid afternoon when you're having idle KitKat thoughts.

  • 15 Collingwood is just ‘fabulous’

    Beautiful mid-century and modern movement design classics mixed with industrial and reproduction furniture, it's all high quality, but most notably (to Philistine Muddy at least), it's VERY affordably priced.

  • Moving to Warks?

    Meet Jayne Horton - the Warwickshire & Midlands own answer to Kirsty and Phil.

  • Soup for the soul

    A hearty soup recipe to warm you up this winter from Leicestershire born food writer, cook, stylist and presenter Jo Pratt.

  • Somerset’s property hotspots

    Pretty countryside, quirky towns, good schools, fab properties – just some of the reasons Somerset's become a great place to live

  • Moving to the country?

    Leaving the big smoke and looking for that oh-so-perfect house in the country? We at Muddy are here to help!

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    Play property flirt

    It's mahoosive, magnifcent and a stunning mix of old and new but aha my little snoops: can you guess the price?

  • Shakespeare’s Gardens

    Been to visit the stunning contemporary new sculpture garden at Shakespeare's New Place in Stratford yet?

  • Snoopers Bazaar Interiors: Cool, Quirky, Unmissable

    A clean, chic, airy space filled with glorious French, antique and industrial furniture and gifts — all warm wood, sheepskin and stars. Whether you want a quiet browse or the thrill of the chase, Snoopers Bazaar is for you. Two separate creative friends of mine, both with a great eye, told me I had to go. So, armed with my trusty […]

  • Do the century mash-up

    Alongside bright green, natural materials, bronze, marble, and quirky lighting, one of the biggest trends for 2017 is mixing together different periods, vintage and contemporary, a sort of 'century mash-up'.

  • Antiques Roadshow is coming to Caversham Park!

    Quick! Get up your loft and start rummaging – BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow is coming to Caversham Park this Sunday 26 June! Yes indeedy, foxy Fiona Bruce and the team will be filming the next episode in the 39th (wowzers) series of the show at BBC Radio Berkshire’s HQ, Caversham Park. Apparently, the show was last in Berkshire […]

  • Wouldn’t you though?

    Ready to tackle a little Spring cleaning and find a home for all those bits and bobs? Let these funky baskets from The Basket Room weave their magic!

  • Wouldn’t you though?

    These O APOSTROPHE candles smell deeelish, are 100% natural and are beautifully packaged. Plus, they're made right here in Berkshire. Flaming brilliant!

  • Wouldn’t you though?

    I've just discovered Jules Hogan on Twitter. She knits beautiful cushions, ponchos, wraps and more in her garden studio in Berkshire. Can't get enough of her gorgeous things. Take a look!

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