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  • Gotta Have It

    From fashion to flora to fragrant Frida, here are 2018's most gorgeous coffee table tomes.

  • XMAS: Top 10 kids books

    The Top 10 books for kids this Christmas - lovingly chosen by The Book House in Thame, purveyors of one of the top kids sections in the county!

  • The Miller of Mansfield, Goring

    Friendly pub meets fine dining at this Goring restaurant-with-rooms, a village retreat with serious aspirations. Muddy’s Anna Brech was in there like swimwear.

  • 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)

  • Gift Guide for Tweens

    Those pesky tweens and teens are a nightmare to buy for, but relax, we have it, like, totally covered with added hashtags and emojis :)

  • Christmas drinkies!

    Usually face-down in a vat of Baileys throughout December? You can do better than that! Here's our guide to nailing your Christmas drink choices like a pro. Bottoms up!

  • Our festive fashion Top 10

    Invitations piling up and nothing to wear? Well, Cinders, you shall go to the ball (or, er, pub). Muddy's partywear edit incoming!

  • Booking your family hols?

    Don't do anything till you've seen Flight Centre's first Family Adventures brochure - and put yourself in the running for a £20k dream trip!

  • On the Waterfront

    The Encore overlooking the River Avon in historic Stratford-upon-Avon has just reopened after a swish complete makeover. Shall we?

  • The most fun restaurant in Oxford?

    A party atmosphere, sexy Sri Lankan street food and killer cocktails - The Coconut Tree in Oxford has got it all going on. Muddy's Clover Stroud gets involved.

  • Hangover hiders

    There's nothing Muddy doesn't know about surviving a hangover. So in the interests of not being mistaken for a dug-up corpse this festive season, behold our five favourite morning after skincare saviours.

  • The best books of 2018

    Attention bookworms! Put this little lot on your Christmas list and you can thank us later. Muddy's books editor Kerry Potter choose her top 10 tomes of 2018. Has your favourite made the cut?

  • Gift Guide For Him

    What to buy the man in your life? Say hello to our 'Best for Blokes' shopping guide, curated by our 18 cool-hunting Muddy editors. Add wine, mouse, credit card and you're sorted.

  • Picking the perfect Xmas tree

    It's Christmaaaaaas! Bringing a fir into the house feels totally casual. NOT! Here's 5 top tips from the pros at Yattendon Estates so you'll be rocking around the Xmas tree, not in a corner.

  • Festive wine matching

    Team the right wine with your turkey, pudding, stilton and more with our expert tips - and enter our prize draw for a bottle of Sussex sparkling!

  • Gift guide for littlies

    Treat the little people! Gorgeous young children's pressies for Christmas, with brands you won't find everywhere else.

  • 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.

  • Molunan Beach The Roseland Peninsula Cornwall

    And Relax… we’re on the Roseland

    Four picture-perfect holiday cottages on the Roseland Peninsula offer a change of pace in one of Cornwall’s prettiest and sleepiest corners.

  • Grey walls and ring boats fixed to ceiling wooden floor and dark wood tables and chairs

    Swanning about by the river

    A pub immersed in literary history with stunning river views and a new chef adding pizazz to the menu. Is it a page turner? You bet it is.

  • St Lucia, beyond the beaches

    As the nights draw in and the weather gets bloomin' chilly, what's the best thing to do? Book a holiday, of course! Fancy something with loads of adventure for the kids? It's got to be St Lucia, baby!

  • 20 Sunday Roasts! But not all at once…

    Bring on the Yorkshire puds! Where are the best spots for a weekend nosh up? Here's our round up of our fave cosy pubs for you to try...

  • The Mulberry Inn

    Big flavours and a big friendly welcome is the order of the day at this newly zhushed up Surrey country pub owned by Chris Evans.

  • Brighton’s Rock ‘n’ Roll hotel

    From silly to sexy, there's plenty of fun to be had at Brighton's unique Hotel Pelirocco

  • Review: The Comedy of Errors

    Local children take to the stage in the RSC's new First Encounters with Shakespeare production for 7 - 13-year-olds combining the floss, yoga and some frenetic family fun.

  • Inside The Haunted Castle

    Muddy intrepidly goes in search of the scariest thrills for Halloween at Warwick Castle on a family day out.

  • A Georgian stately home.

    West Hill Park School, Fareham

    Muddy says: A happy, romping countryside prep, where children develop in a kind, secure environment & gain regular scholarships to top public schools.

  • The Castle at Edgehill

    Muddy goes all 'Rapunzel' and checks into an impressive 15th Century folly for the night with panoramic views over a famous Civil War battlefield.

  • Muddy’s fave new hangout, The Priory

    After a stylish gastro pub for lunch or dinner? We've found just the joint.

  • The White Horse, Haselbury Plucknett

    Foodie alert: an unpretentious family-run pub serving truly outstanding food, with a personal touch.

  • Rathfinny’s new vineyard restaurant

    Enjoy fine seasonal food with a view, and perhaps the diverting antics of 'Kevin' the kestrel, at this new Sussex eatery

  • ‘It’s a real action-hero, ‘Marvel’-like play’

    Super-stylish rising RSC talent Amber James on Gregory Doran's Mad Max-style futuristic dystopian Troilus and Cressida.

  • The Big Beautiful Beach House

    This impressive family home was the setting for Richard Curtis' film, About Time and now you can rent it out and make your own memories here. Shall we have a snoop around?

  • What’s On in Sussex in October

    30+ things to do in Sussex in October including bargain feasting, touring musicals, performance poetry, comedy, a David Walliams story on stage, Halloween highlights & more

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    The Northgate, Bury St Edmunds

    One night at the Northgate Hotel was the perfect respite to recharge my batteries. Less than one hours drive from Norwich and it felt like a proper luxurious escape!

  • INSIDER GUIDE: FOLKESTONE

    This seaside town has not only gained a reputation for its artistic heart - it's also making convincing marks on the foodie map. What more reason do you need to visit?

  • Cheltenham, here we come!

    Ready for the races, peeps? Here's our guide to all that's in store at The November Meeting - it's gonna be a buzzing weekend!

  • Guide to Truro Cornwall

    Insider’s Guide To Truro

    Foodie, arty and cultural - Truro is Cornwall's Great Little City and our in-the-know local guide will point you straight to the places to be.

  • The wedding planner

    Planning a wedding in Surrey? Don't do anything until you've checked out our ultimate Surrey wedding directory.

  • Dirty Dancing on stage, Dirty Dancing on tour, Dirty Dancing review, Dirty Dancing theatre review

    Dirty Dancing on stage

    A true-to-screen production of the well-loved film hits the stage in Sussex at the start of its tour. Grab a watermelon and go

  • Ready to change your life?

    Got any dreams packed away that you’ve given up on? Well, get ready to unpack them with this magical life-coaching experience which quite literally can change your life!

  • Review: RSC’s Tartuffe

    BAFTA and Emmy-Award winning TV writers Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto reimagine Moliere’s great French comedy in modern-day Birmingham.

  • Hurtwood Hotel

    Homespun charm, dreamy rooms to overnight in and a five-star breaky - there's nothing not to like here.

  • 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?

  • Muddy Stilettos Berkshire editor Rachel Jane in black race suit and helmet at Absolutely Karting Maidenhead

    Buckle up, baby

    Race you to the finish line, this wannabe petrol head puts Absolutely Karting Maidenhead through its paces.

  • The Curlew, Bodiam

    Beautiful food in an unstuffy atmosphere - Muddy visits one of Sussex's best restaurants, perfect for a special occasion or romantic treat

  • Park House Hotel & Spa, Midhurst

    Spa - tick... fab food - tick... rooms with a view - tick... get a relaxing triple whammy at this country house-style getaway with great seasonal promotions. Go on, you deserve it.

  • Dorset Arms, Withyham

    Find Winnie-the-Pooh connections on the doorstep and great home-reared food on your plate at this Ashdown Forest pub

  • Skin Genius

    This natural and organic skincare range aimed at teens won multiple awards at this year's Beauty Shortlist Awards, and with a new look we love it more than ever.

  • Co-working: 5 reasons to do it

    Are you tired of working from home? Sick of setting up in coffee shops? Maybe you're over the rigidity of long-term office leases? Then it's time to consider co-working.

  • Millie pink charm bracelets colourful glitter band with solid silver star and heart charms on arms

    Millennial magpies

    Worried about your teens' choice of arm candy? Problem solved. Millie Pink's new bracelets are cool, colourful and less trouble than a crush.

  • The Old Coastguard, Mousehole

    A year-round star of the local food scene. Retreat to this west Cornwall bolthole for a leisurely lunch or cosy supper and a sleepover.

  • Horrible Histories talks to Muddy

    The family favourite is back in Sussex. Muddy spoke to co-director Neal Foster about what grisly goings-on are in store

  • 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.

  • Insider Guide: Deal

    Voted one of best places to live earlier this year by The Sunday Times, complete with beach, fine food and shopping, Deal is proving to be a worthy contender as one of the coolest beach towns in Kent

  • Pick of Edinburgh Fringe 2018

    Heading to Europe's biggest arts festival? Check out these Edinburgh Fringe recommendations

  • Muddy visits Ragdale Hall

    An open air Rooftop Infinity Pool, a Thermal Spa, 50 treatment rooms and more. Muddy checks in!

  • 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.

  • The Longstore, Charlestown

    You had us at steaks and seafood! This Cornish harbour-side eatery was named ‘Best Restaurant’ in this year’s Muddy Awards. Here's why...

  • War Horse

    Michael Morpurgo's story about a boy and his horse during WW1 is awe-inspiring. We caught up with lead actor Thomas Dennis.

  • Rudimental band sat on speakers

    Win tickets to see Rudimental

    Get your mitts this summer's hottest tickets and join Rudimental for a Party In The Paddock at Newbury Racecourse. The winners' enclosure's this way…

  • Summer show

    Somerset's mini version of the RA's Summer Exhibition with all artworks for sale and nothing over £500

  • The Belfry Hotel & Resort

    Muddy tucks into a 6-course Tasting Evening at this 4* top golf, leisure and spa resort in the North Warwickshire countryside. It was definitely well above par.

  • R&B Garage singer Craig David great house beard leaning against railing

    The weird world of Craig David

    What do Kestrel Kes, Louboutins and Willy Wonka have in common? Here are 10 things you didn't know about comeback king, Craig.

  • 5 reasons kids should do yoga

    From teaching self-acceptance to creating balance and calm, here are five reasons why kids should have yoga in their lives.

  • Muddy heads to Britain’s Forest Fest

    Midnight gigs, campfire storytelling, outdoor theatre, laughing yoga, fascinating forest talks and no wellies in sight! Timber Festival reviewed.

  • Review: Miss Littlewood

    Seven actors joyously depict the life of charismatic revolutionary British theatre director Joan Littlewood in this new RSC musical at The Swan, Stratford.

  • Tomato bulgar salad

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

  • Sunday at the Spa

    The Bath Thermae Spa: warm, mineral-rich waters, open air rooftop pool, dreamy views over the city – and that's just the start of it.

  • Britain’s first forest festival comes to town

    The heart of the National Forest in Derbyshire will come alive this weekend with music, arts, crafts and more at Timber and we can't wait.

  • hot tub sea view

    Stay Here: Cliff House

    One of our fave luxury self-catering stays in South Devon has just re-opened after a snazzy refurb. So what's new? Well, *that* hot tub for starters...

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    The Daneway

    This one-time rural boozer near Cirencester is full of rustic charm and too-good-to-miss gastro-pub inventions.

  • Make a dash for the seaside

    You don't have to hop on a plane to enjoy a little beach time this summer. Here are 8 stylish British staycations for inspiration

  • Cotswold House Hotel

    This boutique townhouse hotel in Chipping Campden gives its country house cousins a run for their money.

  • Insiders Guide To Falmouth

    A seaside town with bags of style, community spirit and an arty edge. Here's Muddy's favourite places to eat, stay, shop and play in Falmouth

  • ABBA: Super Troupers exhibition

    With Mamma Mia 2 hitting the big screen, wallow in some super-group nostalgia at this immersive London show.

  • The Castle Inn, West Lulworth

    Rustic luxe pub with rooms, food by a Blumenthal protégé and just two minutes walk away from the stunning Jurassic coast. I'd say the dream combo for a weekend away...

  • Seven Michelin starred chefs who worked at the Vineyard Hotel Stockcross Berkshire return for 20th anniversary Back To the Vine

    Dine with 7 mighty Michelin stars

    Crack open the bubbly, it's The Vineyard's 20th birthday and the Top Gun of chefs will be cooking again for 1 night only. And you're invited…

  • tables pub red

    Helen Browning’s Royal Oak

    Homespun charm, yummy, wholesome food and dreamy rooms to overnight in, there is NOTHING not to like here!

  • Spa bliss

    Need a cheeky spa break? Me too! And if there's a Diamond Life Infusion Facial thrown in, all the better – my face needs it!

  • How to grow happy kids

    How can you help your kids find the holy grail of happiness? We’ve found an expert who has previous in the matter…

  • Book this foodie pop up!

    Henley Festival's about a posh as it gets – and Reading’s fab London Street Brasserie is popping up.

  • The Blackbird Banger 19th century red brick country pub rural west berkshrie

    Caw blimey! The Blackbird

    Tom Aiken's former head chef has opened his own place in a Berkshire country pub. Expect the unexpected (and a fab 80s tune) at Dominic Robinson's Blackbird in Bagnor.

  • lemons pink lemon

    Exam time? Grab the Juicer

    Forget the endless late-night bowls of cornflakes - help your teen juice their way through exam stress. Here's why.

  • Sarah Parish’s Favourite Places

    Ahead of June's Ginormous Teddy Bear picnic, the Broadchurch actress & co-founder of the Murray Parish Trust gives us her Hampshire hotspots.

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    Glamp rock

    The West does it best when it comes to camping and glamping! The definitive Muddy guide to campsites and glamp sites in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset

  • double bed blue cushions cream throw

    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.

  • Cambridge International School, Cambridge

    Muddy says: Looking for a school that puts huge emphasis on pastoral care, nurturing and individualised education? The Cambridge International School is building a strong, vibrant and unique community in the centre of Cambridge.

  • 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.

  • Stylish mid-century interior with cowhide rug.

    A Stylish Family Retreat

    Looking for a special, take-a-deep breath space—all Mad Men elegance, oodles of space for kids & a mahoosive dining table? Welcome to Slate Cottage.

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    Sheep on Sheep Street

    This Stow-on-the-Wold hotel, restaurant and bar looks like a period drama on the outside – and on inside the scene is set for stylish, urbanite fun.

  • Grey’s Brasserie

    Whatley Manor’s revamped eaterie is cutting quite a swathe with its chic European interiors and innovative menu.

  • Street art

    Paintings, prints, photography and more from the cream of British art students around the UK on show (and for sale) at the Atkinson Gallery in Street

  • The Shadow Factory

    Muddy reviews the very first production at Southampton's brand new NST City theatre, a cine-visual feast co-conceived by the video designers behind London 2012's Opening Ceremony.

  • Hampshire Collegiate School, Romsey

    Muddy says: A new Head, palpable energy, passionate teaching staff, stonking grounds and a fleet of boats moored just down the road. If you haven’t considered HCS yet, here’s why you should.

  • Ground control to Major Wood

    He trudged the length of the Nile, dodged Honduran gangsters and was almost arrested for vagrancy on a motorway in Champagne, but the burning question is... will explorer & TV presenter, Levison Wood, brave Basingstoke?

  • The best video of the year

    Three Grammy's for Kendrick Lamar in this year's awards, including best video for 'Humble'. We'd better watch it then!

  • Planning a kids’ party? AAAAARRGHHHHHH!

    Stop right there, Mudsters. We've taken the pain out of your kids’ parties and found these super-fantastic bods who'll only go and do the whole lot for you. And I mean the WHOLE lot

  • Jane Devonshire’s Faves

    From The Cabinet Rooms to her mum's kitchen table, Hampshire's very own Masterchef winner gives us her hotspots.

  • Theatre for everyone

    From babes-in-arms to kids on the autism spectrum — The Mayflower, Southampton's relaxed performance brings the magic of live theatre to all.

  • Trailback: The Perfect Outdoor Boots

    Meet my new best friends! Comfortable, waterproof and stylish too. These are the boots I wear every day, from new Cornish footwear brand Trailback

  • Tour travel: could it be for you?

    Group touring has come a long way from guides waving umbrellas in the air! Increasing popular, there are now lots of small and perfectly formed far-flung travel options...

  • 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.

  • inside the ivy montpellier brasserie tables and bar and plants

    The Ivy Cheltenham

    Cheltenham’s new The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie delivers on food, drinks, service and glitz. Muddy was there to review it first.

  • Georgian building

    Twyford Prep School, Hants

    Muddy says: This Hampshire prep is a cosy school with a strong sporting pedigree and an impressive curriculum that encourages creative thinking.

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    Gordon House: artist and designer of The White Album

    Gordon House, the designer of the Beatles' White Album grew up in Letchworth. We talk to curator Laura Dennis, ahead of a new exhibition.

  • Cornwall’s Healthy Eating Haunts

    12 Cornish cafes and health food shops that will help you eat better and feel positively saintly, as recommended by the experts.

  • 185 Watling St…

    Revisited this gem in Towcester - a great spot for groups of friends looking for a good bar vibe in the evening and a classy dinner. Nom!

  • 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.

  • Thai for beginners

    As the kids go back to school and the nights draw in, what's the best thing to do? Book a holiday, of course! Fancy something a bit further afield this time?

  • Muddy Xmas Gift Guide #2: Young Kids

    The sweetest, most gorgeous young children's pressies this side of Lapland, with brands you won't find everywhere else.

  • christmas present in red wrapping paper with tartan ribbon and merry christmas tag

    The Muddy Xmas Gift Guide #1: For Her

    Aunts, mums, grandmas, sisters and your girl posse all covered for Crimbo, plus some spot-on suggestions for gifts to self. Ho ho ho.

  • Ice ice baby!

    Pull on your tan tights and dust off your triple salchow - the pop-up rinks are back around Kent and beyond!

  • REturning to work from a career break

    A Guide to Returning to Work

    Going back to work after a break is never easy. Karen Daly-Gherabi from Springboard Consultancy shares her tips on making it a little less daunting.

  • Ski Luxury for Less

    Are you after a luxury ski holiday but want it on a smaller budget? Fear not, Muddy is here to help - check out our top tips for luxe for less!

  • Have pooch, will travel

    Woof! 38 perfect dog-friendly stays in the UK, from hotels, pubs and inns and cottages, to cater to the furry baby in your life.

  • 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!

  • The Best Pub in England!

    Into the winner's enclosure! A lovely village pub that's only gone and got itself the accolade of AA Best Pub in England

  • Lake Annecy Talloire

    Holiday in Lake Annecy

    With its clear blue waters and striking mountain backdrops Lake Annecy is simply breathtaking.

  • Elemental Herbology

    Award winner alert!

    We’ve been road-testing Elemental Herbology, the Beauty Shortlist Award winners. The verdict-we want the lot!

  • ‘Growth Mindset’: explained

    Are these the 2 most important words in education? Find out what this phrase actually means for your kids...

  • Spratton Hall, Northants

    Muddy says: Spratton Hall is a co-educational day prep school for children aged 4-13, based in 50 acres of Northamptonshire’s, beautiful countryside.

  • Reviews: The Addams Family

    If you're at a loose end this week and want to entertain you, the kids, the partner, your girlfriends, please see this!

  • The Stanwick Hotel

    This Muddy is a regular visitor to The Stanwick Hotel, (formerly The Courtyard Hotel), as I have a monthly networking group I go to that's hosted there (never networked? You haven't lived ; ) Also they're a Muddy Award winner, so I thought you guys could probably do with a peek inside too!

  • weight training women

    Benefits of weight lifting

    Forget bulging biceps and thunderous thighs, we're talking weight loss, lean muscle mass and healthy bones - er, yes please!

  • Muddy reviews: I Capture the castle

    Wonderful musical adaptation of Dodie Smith's first novel at Watford Palace Theatre.

  • The George Townhouse

    Officially Warwickshire's Best Pub (and who knows what will happen at the National Pub & Bar Awards grand final), this Shipston-on-Stour inn is a winner.

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    Cold comfort

    It may be New Year's resolutions season, but there's no need for that hair shirt. Check out these tips from a yoga guru.

  • Where do you fancy going this weekend?

    Feel like exploring somewhere new? Muddy tenticles cover the South of England and who better to know the cool stuff that’s hard to unearth than our brilliant regional Muddy editors (all national journalists in their own right) who are constantly scouring their counties for the best arts and cultural highlights? Whether you’re day tripping or […]

  • Muddy eats: The Garibaldi – Northampton

      Driving into a chilly Northampton today I was reminded of our first ever Pub review… In the Garibaldi blurb it says where the pub stands (on the corner of Ash Street and Bailiff Street) was a renowned meeting point for women of the night, blaggards and general wrongdoers of all persuasions. It seemed appropriate […]

  • Quinton House School, Northampton

    Muddy says: A traditional, friendly, Northampton independent day school for boys and girls 2-18, in a beautiful 31 acre setting.

  • Muddy Eats: The Alford Arms rises from the ashes

    The fire that closed The Alford Arms in Frithsden earlier this year left good food and beer lovers across this end of the county howling and bereft. And understandably so. But it's back -- and it's just as lovely, as welcoming, as comfortable, and as popular as it ever was...

  • My Favourite Places: Tricia Stewart

    You might not necessarily recognise the name Tricia Stewart straight away -- but, sure as jam is jam, you'll know about the whole Calendar Girls phenomenon. The original calendar featuring artfully-concealed ladies from the Women's Institute, the hit movie with Helen Mirren, the West End show, and so on...

  • Take me to church

    I’ve driven past The Church loads of times. I see it, nod and say to Mr M, we really must try it there, it’s meant to be very good. Well it must be pretty special, because it won the Muddy Stilettos Awards for best restaurant, and of course, I had to go and see what […]

  • Muddy meets: Devine Betty’s & Rockabilly Rose

    The greatest wonder of the them all is that the stars of your dinner party could ever align.  Why would the melee of choosing the right (and impressive) menu, co-ordinating cooking times, giving good front of house, floral arrangements AND keeping certain guests off the cooking sherry before 8pm cause any consternation – after all […]

  • Getting Hygge with it: Muddy Drinks

    Look guys, it doesn’t matter how you choose to phrase the word Hygge, do what it takes to beat a path to a cosy candlelit table at Northampton’s smart new Scandinavian bar. And when there, treat yourself to an ice cold glass of wine, or challenge yourself (as Mr. Muddy has) to working through a […]

  • My Favourite Places: Freya North

    Today -- publication day for her 14th novel! -- Freya North is sharing her favourite places with us here at Muddy Herts. Most of them are in Herts, too, where she lives out in the countryside with her two children, two dogs, and a horse...

  • St Albans’ Odyssey: gorgeous, grown-up cinema

    The newly-renovated Odyssey Cinema in St Albans only opened at the end of last year, and I’ve been looking for an excuse to pop over there ever since. So when Mr C came up trumps with tickets for my birthday, I was extrememly impressed that he’d taken the hint...

  • My Favourite Places: Felix Camfield-Walker

    Felix Camfield-Walker was born and raised in Hitchin – and he’s got no intention of going anywhere else anytime soon.  Farley’s Hair Emporium is about as relaxed as getting your hair cut is going to get – serious vintage décor, a quirky mix of music, and some properly strong coffee or the offer of a glass […]

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