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I'm Joanna, editor of Muddy Wiltshire, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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  • Grey’s Brasserie

    Whatley Manor’s revamped eaterie is cutting quite a swathe with its chic European interiors and innovative menu.

    • Sunday roast

      Sunday lunch sorted

      Bring on the Yorkshire puds! The best spots for a weekend nosh up across 18 Muddy counties. Elasticated trousers on!

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      The Porch House, Stow

      We came, we ate, and we loved the gorgeous exterior, romantic nooks and roomy spaces of The Porch House, Stow.

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      Shall I be mum?

      Another macaroon? Don't mind if I do! The 33 best afternoon teas as chosen by our in-the-know editors.

    • Cotswold stone pub chairs greenery

      The Hollow Bottom

      With its gee-gees pedigree, idyllic setting and standout pub fare, we're backing this front runner in the ace country inns race.

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  • Hot off the press!

    Want the superhot goss on a new funky independent boutique? Here you go then!

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      Let it rain!

      These raincoats are so damned stylish you're going to be praying for the heavens to open just so you can strut your stuff in them!

    • Let’s get physical!

      Don't worry we haven't recreated THAT Olivia Newton John video. But we have tested out the best sportswear around.

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    Sunshine books

    Muddy’s pro-bookworm Kerry Potter picks this month’s best books. Ignore your family and friends, and get stuck in!

    • Sex and the sisterhood

      Grab a Cosmo, Sex And The City is making a comeback… in Wiltshire! Meet New Yorker Kerry Ipema.

    • woman reading book leather armchair bookcase pink roses vase

      Seeking book inspo?

      Do yourself a favour and make it one of Muddy pro-bookworm's Kerry's perfect picks for March. Clear space on your Kindle!

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      Rebel Girls rock!

      We adore this illustrated children's book about kick-ass women. Nab a copy and your daughter will love you forever.

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      Birdsong

      Can the First World War tearjerker's stage offensive pack the same emotional punch as Sebastian Faulk's knockout novel?

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    • grey Le Creuset pot with fish stew

      Tonight’s dinner, sorted

      Rustle up this speedy supper cod one-pot dish, courtesy of hot new healthy eating guru, Dr Rupy Aujla.

    • red leather Seventies sofa

      Retro rehab

      Mid-century Scandi, folk art, architectural reclamation, garden antiques – and the resurgence of our old friend 'brown' furniture.

  • Wellbeing
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      The mid-week skive!

      Yes, weekends are often mental but it is possible to carve out a little free time elsewhere. Inspiration incoming!

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      Spring into action!

      Chalford-based yoga guru and wellbeing font of knowledge Claire Beeley talks through the steps...

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    Hello coworking!

    Calling all freelancers, startup founders and digital nomads – if you want to boost your success, productivity and social life, find yourself a coworking space!

  • Kids
    • Just a spoonful of sugar

      Mother-in-law's blown me out and the kids refuse another night with the sitter who falls asleep on the sofa...It's Mary Poppins to the rescue!

    • Easter Holiday Camps

      A whole bunch of awesome suggestions in Wilts & Glos to excite, inspire and get the kids out of the house this holiday

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    Trudy Simmons

    The Crazy Daisy Clarity coach and founder of the Hampshire Business Women Facebook Group, walks us round her fave places.

    • Gee’s Favourite Places

      Kitchen-whizz Gee Cartwright on Johnny Depp, Moroccan street food, truffle hunting in Italy and sweet pineapples.

    • Wish we were here!

      A one-woman interiors inspiration, Fiona McLeod has created a luxury bolthole full of AMAZING things.

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