It’s been far too long since I’ve had a snoop around a grand design so here we are in sunny Amersham, Bucks – just think of me as a less grumpy Kevin McCloud. Welcome to Highover Park, a pristine Grade II listed, three-bedroom property, designed by Amyas Connell and Basil Ward in the 1930s – and one of the finest examples of modernist architecture in the land, no less. The question is: can you guess the price?Read more
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'Curating your ears' is big trend in fashion - hey, no laughing at the back, it really is A Thing. And these slinky silver danglers from Thame and Bicester-based Biagio the Jeweller totally fit the bill.Read more
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And now for something completely different – D’Overbroeck’s School in Oxford, a multisite school in the centre of the city with an impressive ethos and great results to boot. Definitely worth reading if you’re looking for calm, engaged children.Read more
Why do The Cotwolds have so many amazing spa hotels? (Answers on a postcard if you can be bothered to write to me between your massage and poolside jacussi). I have great designs on doing a kind of spa crawl one of these days but for now my lucky ducky Muddy Gloucestershire editor Sarah has reviewed Whatley Manor spa, one of the best pamper parlours in the whole country. Here’s her verdict.Read more
Rupert House prep school is bang in the middle of Henley, so a different proposition to the country estate-style schools that proliferate around the county. This review has been updated (April 2017) with the latest facts and figures. Interested? Read on, my friends, read on!
RUPERT HOUSE SCHOOL, HENLEY-ON-THAMES
Rupert House School is an independent prep school for girls aged 3-11 and boys aged 3-7 bang smack in the middle of Henley.Read more
With a third of our lives taken up by work, it’s never been more important to figure out how to make office life not only bearable but enjoyable, so we’ve tapped up top business psychologist Tony Crabbe for some advice. It might just change your life!Read more
Where does the Long Crendon-based crime writer Sharon Bolton love to spend her time? From London to Oxford and into the Chilterns, Muddy investigatesRead more
The slick Dog & Badger pub/restaurant in Medmenham, near Henley has added six luxe hotel rooms for an appealing 30 second stagger back to the room. Kerry Potter tries it out for sizeRead more
Overstretched parents, tech-addicted kids and, shockingly, exercise levels dropping from the age of seven – what can be done to help children get moving again?Read more
You can’t beat London’s museums for a culture fix. So unleash your inner Brian Sewell and check out these must-see Spring exhibitions – featuring Grayson Perry, Hockney and, um, Arnie’s Terminator suit.Read more
Walk amongst carpets of colour with my guide to the prettiest local bluebell woods and forests near youRead more
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