The Danby Shoe and Boot
Wouldn’t you though?

A Muddy hello to this rather charming Danby footwear from one Oliver Sweeney, brand spanking new and all polished up for the new season…

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What's on this week?

Your trusty Muddy Guide 26 Sept - 2 Oct

A drop of art

A fab installation in the grounds of Waddesdon Manor

Organic fantastic

A corker of a concept boutique in Stow-on-the-Wold

Cotswolds classic

Relax in style at The Wheatsheaf Inn, Northleach
Fancy trying the new VIP spa at Danesfield House?

28th Sep 2014


It was with a heavy heart and extreme reluctance that I agreed to test out Danesfield House’s new VIP treatment room. I mean, *sigh*, what a drag! ‘Tis no secret that I heart Danesfield, and I’ve been for plenty of …

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Gorgeous weekend break in Cotswolds

27th Sep 2014


Last week my daughter thought she’d gone to heaven when we waved goodbye to Mr Muddy and crew and drove off with barely suppressed grins for a girly weekend together in the Cotswolds. If you have three kids like me, …

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Muddy Best Schools Guide #6: Swanbourne House (Bucks)

25th Sep 2014


A new Muddy Guide to the Best Schools today, and it’s a goody – Swanbourne House School in Buckinghamshire (above). I had a good look around last week, part journo-nosing, part with a mum’s head on, and here’s the verdict… …

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8 insider tips to keep your kids happy at school

23rd Sep 2014

emma goldsmith

Emma Goldsmith has just taken up her post as Head of Winchester House School, a leading pre-prep and prep school in Brackley, just over the border in Northamptonshire, having previously been Deputy Head of Bloxham School near Banbury. I met …

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Amazing value flowers, but hurry!

22nd Sep 2014


I dropped in on Babylon Flowers in Cuxham (just outside Watlington) the other day and flippin Nora, was totally impressed. Set in a gorgeous country spot, where the couple also live with their kids, their business is split into Babylon …

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Love (King) and Pride (sort of reviewed)

19th Sep 2014


I watched Pride last night with Mr Muddy. Naughty Mark Kermode, who I usually love as a film reviewer, racked up slightly too much praise for this too-cute-and-formulaic BBC movie about the true story of the unlikely friendship between a …

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