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
Happy birthday to moi!

17th Sep 2014

One birthday, three chocolates left.

From my children today on my let’s-keep-it-nameless birthday I received one home-made card – inexplicably wrapped – with an explanation on the outside that said ‘No present, mum’, just in case I got a bit excited. Another from my oldest …

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SEE: fab art installation at Waddesdon Manor

17th Sep 2014

©The National Trust, Rothschild Collections, Waddesdon Manor, Photo by Pippa Shirley

I was up at Waddesdon Manor a few weeks ago and totally forgot to tell you about this fantastic installation in the garden aviary (above). It’s been there for a while, and is called Bit.fall, by German artist Julius Popp, …

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REVIEW: The Wheatsheaf Inn, Northleach (Cotswolds)

15th Sep 2014

The view from my bathroom

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

blenheim palace horse trials 2

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


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


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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