Wouldn’t you though?

Why do I constantly scour the shops for clothes for my daughter rather than myself? Grrrrr. But look, isn’t this dress a thing of total beauty?

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Picture of Hero

Hello handsome

Funky design and food classics in this revamped gastropub

Any excuse

Winter's here, and new boot purchases, um, vital...

Widow Twanky or Buttons?

The ultimate local panto guide (oh yes it is!)

On my soapbox

Too much stripping, female celebs! I'm fed up - are you?
Is your wardrobe ready to party?

17th Dec 2014


If you’re anything as disorganised as me (and please tell me you are or I may as well go sob in the corner right now) you may still be looking for a party frock to knock ‘em dead, or accessories …

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What’s on: The Muddy Guide 11-17 Dec 2014

11th Dec 2014


Christmas at Grey’s Court, Henley, open through December and January  An early heads up on a fab family option for the Christmas hols. The gorgeous National Trust-owned Greys Court in Rotherfield Greys (nr Henley) is opening this year for the …

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Canape tips for idiots (like me)

11th Dec 2014


  See the canapes on this beautiful table at  Humphry’s in Stoke Park? Guess who made them? Me! (With, um, a bit of help ALRIGHT!). I’ve met a lot of fab chefs recently, but I have to say I have …

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A fab Warhol/Morris art mash-up (Oxford)

5th Dec 2014


You have to see this exhibition! I went to the preview at Modern Art Oxford a few days ago (it opens tomorrow – Sat 6 Dec) and was blown away by it. Love is Enough is a mash-up of Andy …

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‘One Guvnor’ actor Gavin Spokes: My Fave Places

3rd Dec 2014


Gavin Spokes stars in the much-acclaimed ‘One Man Two Guvnors’, currently at the Wycombe Swan until Sat 6 Dec, having previously been in the West End production of the show. Recent credits include She Stoops to Conquer at the National …

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Crafty boxes for creative kids

30th Nov 2014


I was sent these the other day by Oglee Poglee in Berkhamsted, which has just launched craft boxes for kids, and they’re FAB.

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All eyes on Iris

27th Nov 2014


I’m soooooo excited to tell you about this boutique! There aren’t many in Bucks and Oxon that really are brilliant across the board but Iris in Amersham is one of them, stocking a selection of great, accessible designers with sensible …

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Get away: The perfect hotel for R&R

12th Nov 2014


  Howard’s House is a very sweet hotel in a tiny Wiltshire village called Teffont Evias (and no, I don’t know how to pronounce it either), not far from Salisbury. The village is mostly a church, a stream, lots of …

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Please please pleasey please Vote Muddy!

11th Nov 2014


It’s been a year since a blog called the OCD Squirrel (nope *sigh* I’m not kidding) beat me to take the title of Most Innovative Blog at the UK Blog Awards, and it still irritates like a stiletto in the …

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Sushi? In Berkhamsted? Yes please!

11th Nov 2014


Every so often, I just need a big city fix. Usually that involves 40 minutes on the train into London, just enough culture to say we’ve been there done that, and then far too many cocktails with my much-more-glam-than-me friend …

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High-end Hitchin store for vintage and more

9th Nov 2014


  You have to love a place that lays out an actual red carpet for you. Especially when it’s bright red shag pile. Graceland is definitely the newest – and most fabulous – place in Hitchin to pick up something …

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