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  • Cotswold stone pub chairs greenery

    The Hollow Bottom

    With its horse racing pedigree, idyllic village setting and standout pub fare, we’re backing this front runner in the ace country inns category.

    • The top British gastropubs

      …and some of them happen to be in Wilts, with a whole lot more not too far away! Look, admire and – yeah, why not? – book the lot of 'em. Let's get lunching!

    • Nomada pop-up

      Heady cocktails, big Thai flavours and a magical setting – the first-ever Nomada dining event is popping up at our favourite greenhouse eaterie!

    • The Cricklade Club

      Want to feel like you’re at home but with better (much better) food that you don’t have to cook or clear up? Get yourself down to this new culinary offering quick.

    • The Ivy Cheltenham

      The Muddy sisters were partying at the preview of the glitzy new The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie and then, as soon as the doors opened, we swooped in for lunch…

  • China in your hands

    China on your bucket list but looking a bit daunting? Get the lowdown from the experts

    • Thai for beginners

      As the kids go back to school and the nights draw in, what's the best thing to do? Book a holiday, of course! Fancy something a bit further afield this time?

    • Ski Luxury for Less

      Are you after a luxury ski holiday but want it on a smaller budget? Fear not, Muddy is here to help - check out our top tips for luxe for less!

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  • 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, just in time for your January fitness regime.

    • Ready to partyyyyyyy?

      Got those party invites flooding in? You're gonna need a whole new wardrobe then (any excuse!)

    • Warm your cockles

      Winter looming and nothing to wear? We've got the perfect cosy knits and snuggly wraps for you. Seriously, you're going to L.O.V.E it.

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    Memoir special

    Muddy’s pro-bookworm Kerry Potter is all about real-life stories this month. Well, the truth is often stranger than fiction, after all.

    • The best January reads

      Hiding under the duvet or plonked on the sofa? We hear you. Here's what to read while you hibernate.

    • Flashdance groove!

      Joanne Clifton has swapped Strictly sequins for 1980s legwarmers. Check out what Muddy Bucks/Oxon ed Hero thought when she saw it in her 'hood.

    • Hot French crime drama

      If you haven't discovered Spiral yet, a gritty Paris cop series with a strong female lead, get bingeing now!

    • Give yourself a laugh!

      There are more missed cues than an Alton Towers fast pass in The Play That Goes Wrong, which is just the kind of mayhem Muddy loves!

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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.

    • Healthy brownies!

      Caught in a 'I'm trying to be healthy, but NEED something sweet to eat' trap? We've got just the thing!

  • Wellbeing
    • Cold comfort

      It may be the month for New Year's resolutions, but there's no need for that hair shirt. Check out these tips from a yoga guru.

    • Muddy tries reflexology

      Can applying pressure to your feet really help you feel better physically and emotionally? Let's find out!

  • lady smiling white flowers pink lipstick

    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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