Monthly Archives: May 2012
Fancy winning some groovy Jubilee goodies?

31st May 2012


Charlotte Cory is one of the UK’s hottest up-and-coming artists (check out her Green Parrot Gallery and check her out) . She combines poignant images of photographic visiting cards or cartes de visite with portraits take of stuffed animals (as you …

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5 brilliant things to do this week

31st May 2012


Plenty going on to upgrade your downtime as always. Happy days! Shaun The Sheep sportsday  ‘ChampionSheeps’ at Whipsnade Zoo, 2-10 June Haven’t organised anything to amuse the kids in half term week yet? Join the club. However, this is my secret weapon. …

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Bernwode Fruit Trees – delicious for your garden

30th May 2012


How many apple varieties can you name? I got stuck at six. Well, if you pop along to Bernwode Fruit Trees just outside Ludgershall, Bucks, they have…ooh, around 1000 varieties for you to choose from. I love the nostalgia associated …

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The Muddy Mantra

29th May 2012


Bonkers times here at Muddy Stilettos that I want to fill you in on. I’m in the middle of redesigning the blog (hurrah!), so that it’s slicker and better to navigate, but still quirky, funny and packed with the unmissable Muddy …

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The perfect dessert for a hot weekend!

25th May 2012


Summer is nigh. The strawberries are ripe. You’re probably pickled in the garden on bubbly. All the ingredients you need, then, for this Jubilee dessert recipe from Muddy Stilettos’ gastranomic Teacher’s Pet, Paul Collins, the former Daylesford head honcho turned …

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The week ahead – your social life is looking sunny!

23rd May 2012


Wallingford Food Festival, Saturday 26th May, Wallingford The second Wallingford Food Festival makes its foody credentials clear from the off – it’s being opened by Gary Jones, executive head chef from Le Manoir. Held at the Bridge Villa Camping & Caravan …

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A wicked weekend in Barcelona

22nd May 2012


Did you miss me (or even notice I’d gone)?! Either way, I’m back –  rested, relaxed and still ever so slightly hungover after a long weekend in Barcelona without kids – my noisy, whiny, don’t-want-to-go-to-beddy children who I thought I may …

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Anyone else love old churches?

19th May 2012


I have a terrible habit of wanting to go into every picturesque church I see – I check out the age of the font, wander around the grounds, admire the windows, have a play on the organ if the vicar …

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Review: The Three Crowns, Askett (Buckinghamshire)

17th May 2012


I’m so excited about this restaurant that I wanted to put it straight on the blog. I’ve lived in South Bucks for 8 years, and had never ventured into The Three Crowns in Askett before (nearest town: Princes Risborough in Bucks) - …

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Are you a fan of Fifties fashion? Time to find out!

16th May 2012


Fashion is having its Fifties moment at the moment with two gorgeous exhibitions to tie in with the Queen’s Jubilee. I just love the old-school glamour of the nipped in waists, sharp silhouettes and acres of fabric. It’s about as far …

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