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  • Anja Dunk’s Advent bake: the perfect Christmas biscuit

    The Insta-star chef has brought out a gorgeous festive book of baking. Not only has she shared a delish (and pretty) recipe with us, but she's offered three copies of her latest cookbook to Muddy readers!

  • Four Christmas cocktails and how to serve them

    The perfect festive tipple? We've found one to match every kind of Christmas shindig, with the help of the pro shakers at Kocktail. And the best bit? They mix them for you!

  • Ten bulbs to plant now for a dreamy spring garden

    Want to know how the Wormsley Estate in Bucks looks so fabulous come spring? Head gardener Charlotte Tremlin reveals her secret for glorious beds and baskets.

  • Letterbox love: 47 gifts to send to their door

    Choose from these gorgeous artisan present boxes, sent nationwide, from bespoke biscuits to gin and chocolate, and pamper packs to paperbacks. That's Christmas sorted.

  • A quick and tasty mid-week veggie supper

    Ruby Tandoh is known for her fuss-free, delicious recipes like this dish of gnocchi with harissa butter and broccoli. Plus, you've got a chance to win a copy of her latest book, Cook As You Are

  • 5 easy ways to go plastic-free in your kitchen

    You've got your canvas shopping bag and your food bin - now try these five simple swaps to earn serious eco creds (and save the planet, obv).

  • Raymond Blanc’s Ironbark Pumpkin Soup

    Wondering what to do with those mountains of leftover pumpkin flesh? Ta da! Whip up this wickedly warming recipe, served up with a hunk of sourdough, it's just what autumn ordered.

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    Late bloomers! Plants for autumn colour

    Your autumn garden does not have to be 50 shades of brown. Here are six plants that look blooming lovely at this time of the year. Prepare to be dazzled.

  • The top 10 trending autumn colours

    Planning on pimping your walls this autumn? Save yourself hours of scrolling through Pinterest and paint charts: Muddy reveals the top ten trending colours this season.

  • 5 of the best… sofas

    Kick those shoes off and settle in: it's the speed-round Muddy edit of the most important thing you'll ever buy — a sofa. Squashy, stylish, easy to clean...how do you like 'em?

  • Flock and awe: 5 of the best villages

    Fancy knowing everyone in a one-mile radius? On a first-name basis? Then village life is for you. We've found five of the best Berkshire villages to start your search.

  • Wow house: how to style (and shoot) your home like a pro

    We scrolled through the fabulous portfolio of photographer Ellie Walpole to glean her top tips and tricks for making your interiors stand out.

  • How to hang art in your home

    Left-a-bit-right-a-bit. Yup, that's it.... we speak to the experts at an award-winning gallery to demystify the art of hanging art. Rawlplugs at the ready?

  • Where to buy vintage homewares in Bucks & Oxon

    Out with the old, in with the... vintage. Autumn is the time to clear out and freshen up your interiors with something edgy and characterful. And with these stores, fairs and auctions, the browsing is the best part.

  • Gardening jobs to do in September

    Who better to advise on what to plants, prune and ignore than Charlotte Tremlin, head gardener at Wormsley, the Getty family's private estate in the Chilterns

  • Is this the UK’s best interiors fair?

    You decide! Mood boards at the ready, there are 180+ top dealers taking part in the Henley Decor Fair next month. Here are eight of our favourites to whet your appetite.

  • What to drink: Best rosé for a summer barbecue

    Rosé is a great summer wine and works particularly well at a BBQ where it pairs well with the delicate flavours of fish and the more robust smoky meats. Here are nine to order in for your next gathering.

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    Travel in style: your UK holiday kit list

    Live your best staycation life. We round up the essential ingredients for a fuss-free, fabulous UK holiday – with lots of options from cool local businesses.

  • What to drink: 9 English wines to taste

    We don't need English Wine Week to celebrate our local wines! Here three Surrey wine merchants share their favourite English tipples. Ready, steady, glug!

  • Berkshire homes fit for a Duke and Duchess

    Psst! Kate and Willliam have been searching for schools in Berkshire – and *gasp* could be eyeing a move to the royal county too. To help their house hunt, here are five homes fit for a future king.

  • Flint Vineyards BACCHUS

    5 epic English wines: from bubbles to Bacchus

    Pop the cork! It's English Wine Week, so no excuse needed to raise a glass to five local producers wine experts of loving right now.

  • cocktailS IN GARDEN

    Grow your own cocktail garden

    Gardening leave you shaken and stirred? Raise the bar by growing your own cocktail garnishes. It's practically idiot proof. Dig in, make mine a Mojito.

  • Trowels out! Gardening tips for May

    Erm, where's sun? No matter: Richard Rogers Designs has the lowdown on what we should be doing in the garden to make it picture-perfect for when summer (finally!) arrives.

  • We’re baaaa-rmy about these shepherd’s huts!

    Need an extra bedroom? Want a design studio out back? What about a garden bar? Or even just a snug to get away from it all on an evening? Well, look no further…

  • Joe Swift’s April gardening tips

    This year's Chelsea Flower Show may be postponed, but there's no reason you can't put your green fingers to work on your own patch. Gardening div? We've got just the man for you.

  • Scandi-chic garden cabins by Ayr. We’re in love. 💕

    Still hankering after a garden office or cabin? We’ve found a brilliant company that’s raised the bar on design with its Scandic-Chic aesthetic. And guess what? It’s local!

  • Out you go! Gardening tips for March

    New month, new list of gardening jobs to prepare your patch for spring. Here are five foolproof tips, courtesy of award-winning Richard Key, to make your garden gorgeous.

  • Easy gardening jobs to do before Spring

    Want a fabulous garden come spring? Now is the time to act! Here are five things you should be doing to see your garden flourishing once the sunnier days arrive.

  • What’s cooking: 2021’s hottest kitchen trends

    Looking to update your kitchen? If you're scouting for inspiration, you're in the right place. Here's what's hot in 2021.

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

    It’s GBBO biscuit week! On your marks, get set, BAKE!

    Ditch the custard creams and get your bake on making these gluten-free Italian almond biscuits by Giancarlo and Katie Caldesi. They're made for dunking.

  • Weston Hall Northants

    Property flirt! Guess the price.

    Flirt alert! It's time to get nosy on someone else's home. Our idea of heaven. And this time you're in for a treat: we're talking baronets, baby, and a literary heritage to make you drool.

  • Property flirt

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

  • It’s phwaor wheel drive fun

    The family car just got a double shot of fun. Muddy revs up the JCW Mini Countryman and discovers compact SUVs can be safe, spacious and sporty.

  • Macaron masterclass Real Macaron Company

    Macaron making for dummies

    One step closer to the Paul Hollywood handshake, Muddy whips up the perfect macarons at The Real Macaron Company's masterclass. Great British Bake Off 2020, I'm coming for you.

  • Muddy’s Christmas Wreath Making at Chatsworth

    Combining feel-good festive creativity with a trip to one of her favourite childhood stomping grounds, Muddy Warwickshire’s Rhiannon Pursall heads north for a wreath making workshop at Chatsworth.

  • Blaggers guide to buying art

    If buying art leaves you with a blank expression to match your blank walls, then read on, laydee. Before you make an expensive mistake, we called in the experts for some top tips.

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    How to host a spectacular winter party

    If you're planning to host a party this winter, make sure your guests are still talking about it for months to come.

  • Through the keyhole

    A sprawling quirky property bursting with character ready to be transformed into the home of your dreams – with your own business too if you wish – in Somerset's most fashionable town

  • Property flirt

    Eyes down and look in: a supersized Victorian vicarage with spec-tac-ular kitchen, 7 beds, gym, hot tub and separate coach house in a Somerset village south of Bath

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • How to declutter your home

    If you're sick of tripping over an ever expanding mass of 'stuff' in your home, it's time to grab those bin bags and let's get sorting. We're going to declutter!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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'.

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