It’s finally spring (spring dance anyone?), and finally time to get out into the garden and sort out the havoc that winter – and Storm Doris – has created. Green-fingered Ellen Mary is, as usual, here to help – here are her tips for March. Take it away, Ellen (and happy spring to you my dear!).Read more
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We're full of the joys of Spring here at Muddy. Why, you ask? We've spritzed the office and everyone in it with this zingy, sunshiny, delicious new fragrance from natural beauty brand NeomRead more
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As you might just have noticed, last night was the 89th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The movie industry’s finest got glammed up, came, saw and conquered… or, at least, thought they’d conquered but then realized someone had a made a humdinger of a boo-boo (more of which shortly). No time to read up extensively on the finer detail of the biggest, glitziest night on the showbiz calendar? Ta-da – here’s Muddy’s two-minute Oscars digest:Read more
Two great things concur next Tuesday: it’s the last (that’s last) day of February, and therefore, winter, and it’s Pancake Day. What’s not to love? To celebrate these two wonderful things, we are enlisted the help of Richard Banbridge of Benedicts fame (who incidentally won the Best Restaurant Award last year for Muddy Stilettos) to give us his favourite pancake toppings for you to replicate. Over to you, Richard…Read more
One of the big benefits of Muddy tottering its way into so many counties (er, 17 since you asked!) is that we have a raft of on-the-ground experts, squirrelling out the coolest, most useful stuff for the rest of us to plunder. Case in point – beach cottages. Thought about renting one this summer? Yeah me too. So allow me to lay before you a sandy smorgasbord from the Muddy regional editors – 14 beautiful beach properties for the bucket and spade brigade.Read more
Beach holidays in Britain always come with that anxious niggle at the back of your head – will it tank down for the whole week? Well, how about an inland lake or river holiday as an alternative? The Muddy editors who happen go to be landlocked (*sob**) have scoured their counties for some stonking rental properties with their own little piece of liquid heaven to tempt you throughout spring and summer. Tempted?Read more
Do you harbour literary ambitions? It seems almost everyone I speak to dreams of being a published author – one friend has put ‘write book’ on her list of new year’s resolutions every year for the last decade, while another has had a file on her computer called ‘Book’ (word count: 0) for as long as she can remember. Making that leap from pipe dream to picking out your dress for your launch party is a tricky business, to put it mildly.Read more
It’s with delight, pleasure and a little shiver of excitement that I inform you that the next Muddy Guide will celebrating the changing seasons. So with a spring in our step (see what I did there?), let’s go gambolling (and again, see?) to help our social lives fully bloom this weekend (OK, even I’ve had enough of this now).Read more
If there was ever an excuse to go and drink beer in the afternoon, it’s the fact that it’s winter – dark, cold, miserable winter. But with spring now just around the corner, the timing of the National Winter Beer Festival – which opens to the public tomorrow – couldn’t be better. Just one last session of mood-enhancing, self-medication to say cheers to spring (and goodbye to winter) before throwing your winter coat in the loft and hopping out to buy flip flops (in theory).Read more
The classic Ladybird books are back – with a hilarious twist on the original story and the opportunity to put your name on it!Read more
When temperatures stubbornly refuse to waiver above zero for almost a week, it’s time for a treat – and there’s nothing like a lavish hotel stay in the countryside to put the world back on its axis.
Having reviewed lunch at the handsome Kings Head in Letheringsett back in October, I was thrilled to be invited back for dinner, bed and breakfast (I must be doing something right). No sooner had the idea been mooted, I was packed and driving up to Letheringsett, just one mile from Holt, quicker than you could say “your room is ready, Madam”.Read more