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Wouldn’t you though?

I know it’s getting colder because I’m starting to crave slouchwear. This fab Eberjey set is £118, available at Curve in Wendover is just the tickytato…

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What's on this week?

My guide to the best bits of Oxon, Bucks and beyond, 11-17 Sept

The Muddy Best Schools Guide #5

Aylesbury Grammar School under the Muddy microscope

Gardener's paradise

The little known beauty of Rousham Gardens, nr Bicester

Drama classes for kids...

... but without the jazz hands. Local 'Perform' classes reviewed
REVIEW: The Wheatsheaf Inn, Northleach (Cotswolds)

15th Sep 2014

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It was on the hottest day of the summer – so sweltering that the kids ripped off their clothes by 10am, and Mr Muddy refused to come to the Cotswolds on account of the large Pimm’s he’d poured himself early …

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TRY THIS: Blenheim Horse Trials, Woodstock

13th Sep 2014

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Let it be said right from the off that I’m not particularly horsey – in fact the one time I did ‘ride’ a horse it refused point blank to move – but I went to Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials …

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SHOP: Gorgeous organic boutique alert!

12th Sep 2014

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It’s pretty hard to open a properly funky, interesting, cool boutique and you have to have a real vision and probably a little bit of madness in you to try it. The lovely Claire Stammberger has both and the result …

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Fab idea for job-seeking mums

11th Sep 2014

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Just a quick post but I thought you’d want to know about Ten to Two, a fantastic business concept that I hope will be incredibly helpful to Muddy readers, many of whom I know struggle to find meaningful work around …

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New season, new skincare regime!

10th Sep 2014

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Did you take more care of your skin in summer? Uncharacteristically,  I did. I slapped on a higher UV, bought some Michael Jackson-esque exfoliator gloves, and started moisturing places that hadn’t had the love for months. But now that we’re …

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Oh sweet heaven – the perfect kids party

10th Sep 2014

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Let’s be honest, it’s not hard to get excited about a sweet shop, any sweetshop, but this new place in Thame is heaven on a lollipop. It’s called My Sweet Art Creations and is nuzzling in Swan Walk (just of …

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